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–The Shiras Planetarium plans to end its summer with a program on the life and works of Albert Einstein. “The Universe of Dr. Einstein” begins at 7:30 tonight and runs at the same time every Monday and Wednesday evening in August. Doors open for the shows at 7:15 p.m. The show, which was produced by the Hansen Planetarium of Salt Lake City with a grant from the National Science Foundation, will bring to life Einstein’s relativity theories with colorful slides and special effects. The admission charge is $2 for adults, 1$ for children and senior citizens. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and preschoolers are not admitted. The planetarium is located at Marquette Senior High School near the College Avenue entrance off Lincoln Avenue. The sidewalk is level for the physically handicapped and the planetarium is air conditioned. More information on the program or on the current sky is available by calling the 24-hour “Skyline” at 225-4204. Next month’s show is “Dawn of Astronomy,” a look at the pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge, and other ancient astronomical monuments.

90 years ago

ISLE ROYALE — The second annual cruise of the schooner Yankee Girl, owned by M. K. Reynolds, came to an end Wednesday night after a run down from Isle Royale, where Mr. Reynolds and party spent a week. With the owner of the schooner were his son, Ted; Frank Russell, Jr., Otto Schwenke, John Hager cook; Captain Vendlen and F. Perry, sailing master. On Isle Royale the party did considerable exploration work, fished, and stalked moose with a moving picture camera. Of outstanding interest was the discovery of a number of pieces of Indian pottery, flint arrowheads, and, of prime interest, a crude copper blade about four inches in length. The pottery, of a pattern unlike that made by northern Indian tribes, is of Mexican Indian design, Mr. Reynolds believes, and its discovery would tend to bear out the belief that Mexican Indians decades ago had a regular copper route established between Mexico and the copper county, the only known district where native copper has been discovered, he stated. Some of the pottery, arrowheads, and the blade will be sent to the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.


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