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 — Marquette police were in search of the bare facts this morning in a caper that could be called streakers on wheels. While on routine patrol about 2:30 a.m., Officer Terry Ruff spotted two nude bicyclists in the area of Fourth and Hewitt streets, police said. The two males hopped off their bicycles and slipped into a house on Fourth Street occupied by Northern Michigan University students. Ruff and other officers questioned several occupants of the house but none would expose the bikers. Police said it most likely was a case of too much beer.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — It was bright and pleasant in Marquette this morning, a drastic change from conditions which prevailed yesterday morning, when a downpour caused considerable damage in the area. Municipal crews continued their repair work today on various streets which had been damaged by the rainstorm. In addition, damage to newly graded lots in residential and commercial construction areas was estimated at several thousand dollars. Serious washouts occurred yesterday on Altamont St., near St. Mary’s Hospital, and on the Carp River Rd., just off U.S. 41 near the Carp River Bridge. Crews set to work immediately yesterday morning repairing the washout on both sides of the shoulder on Altamont St. and the washout on the Carp River Rd. Small erosions were being repaired today. Ted Piwowar, Marquette, U.S. Soil Conservation Service conservationist, estimated that serious damage was caused by erosion on at least 10 lots in the city.


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