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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

ISHPEMING — Cindy Romback was recently installed as honored queen of Bethel 12 of Ishpeming, International Order of Job’s Daughters. Also installed were: Melissa Piirainen, senior princess; Hope Robinson, junior princess; Kirsten Seitz, guide; Jennifer Kinnunen, marshal; Christina Ross, chaplain; Katie Koski, treasurer; Elizabeth Ross, third messenger; Shelly Thompson, fourth messenger; Pamela Pessy, librarian; and Nemia Joki, junior custodian. Kim Stiles, first messenger; Jennifer Nyberg, second messenger; Michele Nyberg, recorder; and Samantha Robinson will be installed later.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Its plant equipment well adapted to the work, the Lake Shore Engine Works, of Marquette, has begun the manufacture of various types of snow plows to meet the demand in the Upper Peninsula and elsewhere. Plows built in the Lake Shore plant range from horse-drawn units to the larger type of tractor plows with adjustable wings for highway work. Another type of plow built at the Lake Shore is a small unit designed to be attached to the front of an ordinary automobile. The Lake Shore recently furnished truck plows to Marquette, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Delta counties and the state highway department, a tractor plow to Breitung Township, and various other types of plows to townships in Upper and Lower Michigan. Because of its location, in the heart of the Lake Superior snow belt, the Marquette plant is in a position to take care of service requirements of its plows. When snow plow operators experience the necessity of placing all their equipment into service, it is imperative that they have a source from which to secure repair parts and service on short notice.

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