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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 – Iron ore has been mined in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for nearly a century and a half, but it wasn’t until 1956 that the first iron ore pellets were shipped from the region. Now, 35 years later, the 300 millionth ton of pellets has been produced by a Cleaveland-Cliffs-managed, Marquette Range mine. The milestone was achieved Tuesday with the Empire and Tilden Mines combining to push the total to the 300 million ton mark. Through the years, five mines contributed to the overall total.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – Thomas J. Mudge, who recently purchased the Rengstrom property at the center of Ridge and Third streets, has given Jullus Helkklla a contract to remodel the structure as an up-to-date funeral home. The property is ideally located for the purpose and Mr. Mudge and his sons have elaborate plans for the structure, which promises to be one of the most attractive of the kind in this district. Mr. Helkklla will start work today and expects to complete the contract in two months.

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