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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

MICHIGAMME — The lakeside retreats of two former Marquette County tycoons have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sam Cohodas’ stately log lodge on Lake Michigamme and Granot Loma, the “grand camp” of Louis Kaufman on Lake Superior, were both accepted into the register last month.

Linda and Frank Stabile own the Cohodas lodge with her husband, Frank. The Stabiles operate the lodge as the Michigamme Lake Lodge, a bed and breakfast establishment. It was built in 1934 by Cohodas and remained in the family until November 1968.

Granot Loma was constructed beginning in 1919 by Kaufman, was passed on to John C. Martin Sr., who was married to one of Kaufman’s daughters, and was sold in 1987 to Lucian Baldwin of Chicago.

60 years ago

REPUBLIC — An Ishpeming Township girl, 13-year-old Margaret Lakenen, won the county spelling championship in a contest conducted here Friday afternoon. She defeated 24 top spellers from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades of the Big Bay, Champion, Ely Township, Ishpeming Township, Gwinn, Michigamme, Republic and Skandia schools. G. Vance Hiney, Negaunee county superintendent of schools, was moderator for the annual event.

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