Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council tonight will discuss ways to acquire the old U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. The council must soon decide whether to buy the building, foreclose on it, or wait until someone else buys it. Ski Hall officials used the building as collateral for a $60,000 city loan to construct the new hall of fame. The loan and more than $7,600 in interest and taxes are past due. Mayor James Tobin supports buying the building because it’s part of the city’s five-year plan for the Al Quaal recreation area. “It would be a shame to have it go to somebody else, but if we don’t buy (the building), it will go on the market,” Tobin said. The council also will conduct the first reading on decriminalizing city ordinances. The council voted May 4 to decriminalize several ordinances. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center.

90 years

MARQUETTE — Copies of the Michigan booklet which is being sent outside of the satate as part of the advertising and publicity campaign authorized by legislature in a law creating the Michigan tourist and resort commission were received here yesterday. The booklet points out the advantages of the state to tourists and among its many pictures are a number from the upper peninsula and several taken in the vicinity of Marquette. The book was designed to help every section of the state with no discrimination. The booklet points out to the prospective tourist that the state is convenient and economically in reach of 40,000,000 vacationists and that Michigan has all the ingredients for a happy, healthful visit. The state is rich in living history, the book points out, and offers a spirit of hospitality and friendship and feeling of safety and security. The beauty of the 74 state parks, practically all on lakes and rivers, is stressed, as are the modern highways. It is pointed out that there is always a clean convenient place to stay in Michigan and there is year round diversion and recreation for old and young. The sportsman’s kingdom of pleasure with hunting, fishing, golfing, swimming, boating and hiking is stressed in the booklet. The healthful and wholesome climate is pointed out also.


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