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Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — The U.S. Census Bureau opened a second campaign this week to reach Upper Peninsula residents who may not have been counted this spring. About 500 additional enumerators have been hired to visit people who were away from home during the first phase of the census. Buzz Violetta, manager of the bureau’s Upper Peninsula office in Ishpeming, estimates that as many as 48,000 U.P. residents may have been missed. The first phase of the 1990 census began in March, took about two months, and employed about 1,200 people. The second count should be finished by July 15. The U.P.’s population, according to the 1980 census, was about 314,000.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Robert Miller, administrator of Francis A. Bell Memorial Hospital, last night took over his new duties as president of the Ishpeming Rotary Club. Turning over the gavel to Miller was Dr. Richard Haight, veterinarian, who served as president for the past year. Assuming the office of vice president was Gerald Lewis of the advertising staff of The Mining Journal. Kyle Hedrick, Hercules Powder Co., is the new secretary and James Nardi, proprietor of the Miracle Lounge, was named treasurer. After receiving the gavel, Miller told members that Rotary can best serve the surrounding area by continuing and strengthening its service and community projects, and taking an active and vital interest in the economic progress of the community. 

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