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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 — Tickets for “Gathering on the Threshing Floor,” a locally written and produced play, are on sale from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays in the Forest Roberts Theatre box office at Northern Michigan University. The all-female cast will perform at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Shelley Russell-Parks of Marquette received a faculty grant from NMU to produce an original performance piece. The cast and playwriting team includes Russell-Parks, Mary Etchison, Jennifer Fernandes, Maureen Michaud, Sachiko Nishizawa, and Christine Wagberg, who also choreographs the show. Russell-Parks wrote the play’s music, which included a blues tune titled, “Little Girls Are Taught to Lose.” Tickets are $1 for children under 12 and NMU students, and $3 for adults. Proceeds will go toward theater scholarships and renovation of the Black Box/Studio Theatre for student-directed productions.

90 years ago

CALUMET — In connection with the celebration of the Baraga centennial, which will be observed on August 9 and 10, Frank M. Scheringer, a Calumet young man who is studying for the priesthood, has prepared a paper which will be of interest in bringing out some of the features of the life and work of the famous bishop for whom Baraga county is named. “Frederic Baraga, first Slovenian bishop in this country and the first ruler of the diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette,” Scheringer wrote, “is numbered among those glorious pioneers whose lives are written in deeds of accomplishments in the history of our nation.” 

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