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 — When it opens Saturday, the Fifth Annual All-Michigan Show will showcase some of the best artists in the Upper Peninsula and the state. The juried exhibit attracted 35 entries this year, competing for a $300 Best in Show Prize, two $100 Honorable Mentions, and five People’s Choice Awards. “The show started at the Oasis Gallery,” said Lee Hall director Wayne Francis, “then it was spread all over town.” As the exhibit grew, the university gallery took it in and is now hosting it for the third consecutive year. Francis says the show has gained a statewide reputation as a showcase for some of the best artists in the U.P.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Nineteen investment firms have already expressed interest in the $3,775,000 electric utility revenue bond sale which the City of Marquette will conduct in June. Bonds are being issued for the purpose of paying the cost of extending, enlarging and improving the existing electric utility system, including the construction of a steam electric generating plant. In its notice of the sale, the city said the bonds will be awarded to the bidder whose proposal on the computations listen in the notice produces the lowest interest cost to the city. Test borings on the proposed power plant site, the present site of the Standard Oil Co.’s bulk plant on the waterfront in the Lower Harbor, are being made by an engineering firm.


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