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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association of Marquette County will host the U.P. Hamfest and Electronic Hobby Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Lakeview Arena in Marquette. Admission is $2, free for children under 12. Used equipment will be traded and sold, and new equipment will be displayed. Along with ham radio equipment, the event will feature C.B. radios, computers, and many other types of hobbies. 

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — One of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming railway company’s new locomotives made its initial trip from Marquette yesterday. A mishap delayed it for a time in Negaunee, but when it reached the “Y” in the lower yards it left the rails. The “Y” is not long enough to permit the engine to turn and it was necessary to back it all the way to Marquette. The “Y” will be enlarged and it is expected that the locomotive, the largest ever brought to the Upper Peninsula, will be in the ore service between Ishpeming and Marquette before long. The locomotive weighs 27 tons more than the largest engine on the Northwestern system.

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