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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

SENEY– Improvements to the country’s 470 wildlife refuges, including three in the Upper Peninsula, is being reviewed by a subcommittee of the U.S. House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. “I support this initiative, which could have a significant impact on the six wildlife refuges in norther Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, said Rep. Bob Davis, who is the top ranking Republican on the committee. The Michigan federal wildlife refuges are the Seney, the Huron, and Harbor Island in the U.P. and the Kirkland Warbler and Michigan Islands refuges downstate. “These refuges, and the hundreds of others across the nation are crucial to the future of threatened species of plants and animals, especially migratory water fowl,” Davis said.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Many changes-amounting “almost a revolution” — have taken place in the steel industry in the last 10 to 15 years, the Marquette Range Engineers Club was told at its meeting in the Mather Inn last night. The speaker was H. T. Smith, a representative of the Linde Co. His topic was “New Developments in the Use of Oxygen in the Steel Industry.”

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