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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

BARAGA — More than 3,000 people are expected to join hundreds of Native Americans from the Midwest and Canada this weekend during the 12th Annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Pow-Wow in Baraga. Fifteen to 20 drum groups are expected to participate in grand entries at the Ojibwa Campgrounds a mile north of Baraga at 7 tonight, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Traditional dancers will also compete in the “Two-Step Championship of the World” at 10 p.m. Saturday. Traditional Indian fare such as fry bread, wild rice, and Indian tacos will be available, as well as not-so-traditional favorites like hot dogs, snow cones and popcorn. Admission to the three-day event is $3 for adults, $1.50 for children. Sunday admission is only $1.50 for adults and $1 for children. 

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Entries were still being received today for the “Art Show on the Rocks” to be held in Marquette tomorrow and Friday. More than 30 entries were on hand yesterday, according to the Lake Superior Creative Arts Assn., sponsor of the outdoor exhibit of arts and crafts, which will be set up in the rock garden at the new Marquette Chamber of Commerce building on S. Front St. In addition to the entries, about 10 art objects have been donated to the association by amateur artists and craftsmen for inclusion on the “donors’ table.” These items will be placed on sale to help defray expenses of the exhibit. Galley-colored parasols and Japanese lanterns will decorate the exhibit area. Sound equipment will be set up to provide appropriate music during the entire show, which will be in progress from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Only original oil paintings, water colors, and other art and craft work by area residents will be exhibited. 

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