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Superior History

Fighter jet crashes in harbor

MARQUETTE — Fifty years ago today, scores of bystanders witnessed the crash of a fighter jet into Marquette’s Lower Harbor. June 12, 1974, was also a Wednesday. At approximately 1:35 p.m., eyewitnesses saw a plane smoking downward out of the clouds, the parachutes of the pilot and co-pilot ...

Plaster bandages explored

MARQUETTE — Mrs. Bessie Moore lived in Marquette for many years at different points in her life. In the late 1940s, she was living here with her second husband and granddaughter. Although she was blind following an accident, she was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital where she made plaster ...

Keeping Marquette on the move — The Flanigan brothers

MARQUETTE — John Joseph Flanigan was born in Tipperary in 1845. His parents emigrated to Canada while he was a child but in 1865, he came to Marquette, initially working as a general laborer. In 1872 he married Maria Doyle, another Irish immigrant (also via Canada) who had been working as a ...