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Superior Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Margaret Goodrich was elected president of the Marquette Branch of the American Association of American Women, which is completing its 63rd year. Other officers elected are: Mildred Kingsbury and Wendy Pelto, vice presidents for program; Lois Hirst, vice presiden for membership; Alison Cory, recording secretary; Lucinda Berglund, treasurer; and Sandra Meyskens, corresponding secretary. AAUW, which promotes equity for women, education, and self-development throughout life and positive changes in society, is open to all graduates who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Invitations are not required. The Marquette branch is a member of the Marquette Federation of Women’s Clubs. It meets regularly at the clubhouse located at 104 West Ridge Street.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — The city’s half-million-gallon water tank on top of the bluff just east of the New York location was drained yesterday. The tank will be out of commission for three or four days, according to City Manager Thomas R. McNabb, while it is being cleaned on the inside. This is done every other year. While the tank is closed for repairs, water will be pumped directly into the mains around the clock at the waterworks building to maintain pressure.

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