Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming native has won a bit of Olympic gold in Lillehammer, Norway. Sarah Rosenbaum, a graphic designer who now lives in Oslo, has found notoriety for some simple, stick-like figures that have been splashed across hundreds of millions of television set worldwide the last few weeks. Her designs- neo-primitive pictograms that draw inspiration from prehistoric Norwegian rock carvings–are hard to miss if you watch the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. They’re everywhere, dyed into the ice in the Hamar figure skating arena, flying from pennants at the cross-country events, and cast into the gold, silver, and bronze medal themselves

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Grounds of the new Marquette Senior High School grew to 30.9 acres yesterday when the school board entered into an agreement to purchase 10 acres of land. The board of education approved a resolution to enter into the agreement to purchase with Munising Wood Products Co. at its regular meeting yesterday after in the Graveraet building. According to the agreement, the school board will pay $60,000 for the land, after Munising Wood meets specifications for demolition and clearing of the site. Because Munising Wood expects to complete the clearing of the land at a cost of $41,000, school board members noted that the actual cost of the land is $19,000, or less than$2,000 per acre


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