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 gift from Marquette pioneer Peter White’s great-granddaughter will set up a scholarship program at Northern Michigan University. The gift from Mrs. Lincoln Frazier of Marquette will create scholarships in the Walker L. Cisler College of Business. The gift will also be used to begin work on a U.P. Heritage Center around the Superior Dome concourse, and to complete the main Lounge in the Don H. Bottum University Center, which will be named after White, the NMU Board said Friday. “We are very grateful to Mrs. Frazier,” NMU President William Vandament said, “it also gives us the opportunity to give Peter White some recognition for the central role he played in establishing this university.”

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Sponsored by the Negaunee Eagles, the fifth annual Softball-on-Snowshoes Tournament will be played Sunday, March 1, at LaCombe Field. The program is held for the benefit of the March of Dimes with all revenues in excess of minimum tourney expenses being donated to the National Foundation. Entries have already been received from the Negaunee Eagles, Negaunee Rod and Gun Club, Hotel Bar of Negaunee, and Woody’s Bar of Ishpeming. Clarence Verran, who will serve as tournament chairman again this year, announced today that the deadline for filling entries will be this Wednesday.


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