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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

MARQUETTE– Michigan moose will have a baby boom of their own this spring, Department of Natural Resources biologist Bob Wood says. A large number of the Upper Peninsula moose were born three years ago and those animals will have their first calves this spring, Wood said. “We’re kind of excited with the potential for a good increase in the calf population,” he said. Another 30 calves born two years ago will reach breeding age this fall and add to the population next spring, he said.

60 years ago

K.I. SAWYER — From 500 to 700 men have been employed on construction jobs at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base during the winter months, with a full force of 1,200 contractor people expected to be on various jobs by May 1. Richard Sneed, Marquette, resident engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the base, said the men have been engaged in interior work all winter and will begin on exterior work, such as paving and outside construction, sometime in April. Work scheduled, Sneed said, includes more work on the base hospital, which was started last winter; another airmen’s dormitory; another bachelor officer’s quarters building; five auto maintenance buildings; covered maintenance buildings; road jobs, paving and utilities; and an addition to the Strategic Air Commands ordnance building. Sneed pointed out many projects are still in the planning stage, and it is not known yet what the total projects will be.

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