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 — If you are looking for a new or used car, plan on attending “How Not to Pick a Lemon” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Women’s Center. Bill Perry, salesman from Public Service Garage in Marquette, will teach some of the things to look for when deciding on a vehicle, whether the purchase is being made through a dealership or independently. “How Not to Pick a Lemon” is part of Issues & Insights: Focus on the Road Ahead, Part V. Individual sessions are $5 each; the eight-week series costs $20. All proceeds go to benefit Women’s Center programs and the Harbor House domestic violence shelter. Interested professionals and the general public are invited to attend.

60 years ago

PALMER — Thousands of Marquette County residents have a new understanding of the processes of iron ore beneficiation as a result of the “open house” conducted at the Empire Mine Saturday. The partners in the empire project, the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Inland Steel Co., McLouth Steel Corp. and International Harvester jointly sponsored the event. Approximately 5,000 people toured the plant and were impressed with the technological process and the immensity of the installation. Arrangements for the event were made under the supervision of Harry Swanson, manager of Michigan mines for Cliffs, and Arne Hill, superintendent of the Empire Mine. Following the tour, everyone was invited to the storage building where coffee and doughnuts were served.


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