Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — After several months of intensive preparation, the task force charged with attaining state certification of the Bell Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education Program has met with success. The Bell program recently learned it met all the necessary criteria for certification from the Michigan Department of Public Health Center for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention. Task force members are: Bell Chief Pharmacist Poppy Hatinger; Bell Vice president of Clinical Services Mary Williams; Mona Varney, consultant dietitian; and Georgia Summers, nurse practitioner.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Robert J. Pearce of Marquette is the author of “A History of Middle Island Point,” a newly published book about the well-known camping colony north of Marquette along the Lake Superior shore. Published by the Middle Island Point Campers’ Association, the 106-page paper bound book was privately printed. In addition to a detailed history of the Middle Island Point, the book contains a map of the area and 13 photos, as well as individual histories of each of the cottages at Middle Island Point. Pearce has dedicated his volume to the late Bernard L. York of Marquette, who prepared an earlier history of the area. The history dates back to 1890, when Mrs. Alice M. Adams, who conducted a millinery shop in Marquette, became impressed by the beauty of the point and had a cottage built there the following year.


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