Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Sister City delegate Kiyokaru Namikawa had an impromptu workout on a leg extension machine Tuesday as he toured the Northern Michigan University PEIF Building with fellow visitors from Yokaichi, Japan. The Sister City group was scheduled to depart for home this afternoon after a week-long visit to Marquette in the annual exchange program.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — The hottest day of the summer season was recorded here Saturday when the temperature reading climbed above 90 degrees for the first time in 1958. Previous high was 89 registered Friday afternoon. Officially, Negaunee does not have a weather station, but residents accept readings on the Pioneer Agency Building thermometer as being approximately correct. At noon the mercury reached 90 and by 2 p.m. it was up to 92. It went up to 94 an hour later, staying at that level for nearly two hours before dropping back to 90 shortly before 5 p.m. There was little activity in the principal business district on Iron Street Saturday afternoon. A majority of residents took advantage of the day for outings at cottages, picnics and trips to public beaches.