Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

LAKE LINDEN-HUBBELL — Townsfolk gave a heroes’ welcome to the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes after they became the first Copper Country high school to bring home a state football championship. The Lakes, who lost the title game in 1989 and 1991, defeated Sand Creek 16-3 in Saturday’s Class DD championship at the Pontiac Silverdome. From an escort by siren-wailing fire trucks and horn-tooting well-wishers to chants of “U.P. Power” at a pep rally in the school auditorium, Sunday was the Lakes’ day. Mark Gilles, a running back on the 1989 squad, said the team’s success this year made up for the disappointment he had felt. “This is the proudest moment of my life being associated with Lake Linden-Hubbell High School and the football program here,” said Gilles, now a player at Northern Michigan University.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Light and power department crews are installing mercury vapor lights on W. Kaye, W. College, and W. Fair Aves. And on W. Magnetic St. Some of the vapor lamps are replacing the old incandescent lights, but in most cases, they are being installed in areas which were previously not lighted, Thomas Moore, acting city manager and light and power department superintendent, said. “Mercury vapor lights were first installed last fall on an experimental basis and since then the department has been flooded with requests for the new lights,” Moore said. Twenty-five vapor lights have already been installed throughout the city in areas where better lighting is needed because of heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Acting Manager Moore said the department hopes to install 50 of the new lamps per year. Moore said the vapor lights give more light per dollar, even though the cost of operation is less per unit of light. The life of the new lamps is 7,000 hours, compared to 1,000 hours for the old ones, Moore said.


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