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 — A local agricultural group wants to set up a farmer’s market at the county-owned DeFant Building parking lot next summer. The Marquette-Alger Farmers Market, an informal group of about 15 gardeners and farmers from the two-county area, will ask the Marquette County Board for permission tonight. The group hopes to increase its business by moving into the city from Harvey where the market has been for the past two years. The county board, meeting as a committee of the whole, will meet at 4:30 p.m. in room 231 of the Skewis Courthouse Annex in Marquette.

60 year ago

NEGAUNEE — Following several reports of near-accidents and complaints from motorists, Police Chief Ralph Carlson today requested parents to warn their children of the dangers of sleigh riding on sidewalks and in alleys, where sleds proceed out into streets in the line of vehicle traffic. Since the light snowfall received a few days ago, there has been just enough packed snow and ice on walks and in alleys to make them ideal for sleigh riding, and youngsters have been making full use of their initial opportunity to enjoy this winter sport, Chief Carlson pointed out. “We have received several complaints from motorists, who reported they narrowly missed striking these children when they suddenly darted out in the street in front of them,” he said. “To eliminate the danger points where these incidents occurred, the public works department has sanded the inclines and intersections, but there may be other spots where accidents could occur. “We are asking parents to warn the children, most of whom are at the fifth grade level or below, of the dangers that are involved, and request that they prohibit the youngsters from sleigh riding until there is sufficient snow to use hills designated for coasting purposes which lead onto streets that are blocked off to motor traffic.”


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