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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 — With the outer structure of Marquette General Hospital’s new North Building enclosed, work is underway to complete the interior. The 200,000 square-foot building on College Avenue will house a number of departments, including physical rehabilitation, mental health and substance abuse, among others. It will include a gymnasium, weight room and courtyards. Dave Gilbert, project administrator, said roughly 150 building trades workers are active at the construction site. With elevators and the Upper Peninsula’s first escalators installed, construction is scheduled to be complete in November. The building contains more than 1,500 tons of structural steel, over one million square feet of drywall and 2,000 cubic yards of concrete foundation.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — The Swampers, of the Marquette Junior Hockey League, will meet the Inland Steelers of Ishpeming on the Prison rink at 6:30 Monday evening. The game was arranged by Robert Redman, recreational director at the Marquette prison. The Inlanders, coached by Stanley Koenig, dropped a 7-0 decision to the Swampers, coached by Allen Peterson, last year, but that was in the Ishpeming club’s first year, and the action is expected to be much closer in this, their first meeting of the new season.

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