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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

HANCOCK — FinnFest USA ’90, which is expected to draw 5,000 people to Suomi College’s campus, has captured the attention of the national media. “CBS This Morning,” the morning news show seen nationwide every weekday, will broadcast live from Suomi’s campus July 27. The program’s weatherman, Mark McEwen, will do weather reports from FinnFest and highlight a number of FinnFest events. The two-hour morning show will air as much as 20 minutes from FinnFest, according to a Suomi College press release. The time will be divided into five or six segments used throughout the show. Other media on hand will be Jay Feldman, a correspondent for Sports Illustrated Magazine. Feldman will be writing about pesapallo, the game of Finnish baseball.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Total attendance at the city’s recreational activities and swimming areas since they have been in operation has already reached 23,448. James C. Engle, recreation department head, noted, however, that the totals include each day’s attendance, and do not indicate that many different persons. Attendance at Shiras Pool, during the first eight days of operation, amounted to 4,361, an average of 545 per day. At Picnic Rocks and Tourist Park beaches, for 13 days, the totals are 4,697 and 1,522 respectively, for averages of 361 and 108 persons each day. Quarry Pool figure, for 14 days of supervised swimming, is 1,522, or 108 persons each day. Memorial Field, Hurley Park, and Williams Park, each of which have been operated nine days, had total attendance of 1,207, 610 and 980, respectively. At Harlow Park, with 10 days of activity, the total is 705.

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