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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 — Newspapers support literacy. Literacy is important in society and to the future of newspapers, according to Mining Journal Publisher Bill Bright. But that’s not the only reason the local newspapers became involved with the national Newspapers in Education Program. “We felt this was a way we could easily help support not only schools but the community as well.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Although skiing conditions were excellent at Cliffs Ridge here yesterday, the slopes were used only by a comparatively small local group of persons. More than 11 inches of snow here Saturday changes the icy slopes from a relatively poor to an excellent condition, and a 16-inch base and a six-inch fresh snow cap was reported at the area today. Lee Johnson, Marquette, cashier at the ski area, said about 200 persons used the area yesterday, all of them from this area. One small ski party from Chicago, totaling about 18 persons, had been scheduled to come for the weekend, but bad conditions Friday and the storm Saturday, forced them to cancel. Only about 60 persons used the area Saturday, and none of them were stranded by the heavy snow in the afternoon. Johnson said the additional snow today would make the conditions at Cliffs Ridge even better.

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