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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

NATIONAL MINE — Although they didn’t win the National History Day competition in College Park, Md. This week, a busload of tired National Mine School students arrived home this morning happy with their efforts. Principal Maxine Honkala, who accompanied the students on the trip, said, “We are quite happy with what we got and the trip was a real learning experience for all of us.” The students earned a final round appearance, and while they didn’t win, their multimedia presentation was selected the best project from the state of Michigan at any grade level in any category. The project focused on the Upper Peninsula’s iron ore industry. “There were 75 groups in our category and we were selected for the runoff, which means we were in the top 12,” Honkala said. Utah students took the top prize, with an Ohio team finishing second. National Mine eighth graders earlier won the Michigan state championship with a slide show entitled “Iron Ore: A Vein for Progress and Change.” While no honors ceremony has been planned for the students, the public will have an opportunity to view their work next month. Honkala said the project will be presented at 2 p.m. July 19 at a Michigan Iron Industry Museum Sesquicentennial celebration.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — An exciting and thrilling horse show will be held at the Ishpeming playgrounds Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m. The Ishpeming Trailriders Club and the 4-H Shamrocks are sponsoring the event, which is attracting riders from Houghton, Marquette, Escanaba, Chatham and Iron River. The seven-family Trailriders Club and the 10-member 4-H Shamrocks announced a program featuring a barrel race, pole bending, egg race and a pleasure class. There will be three prizes in each division and a first-place trophy which has been donated by the D&C Sales and Service, P&L Van Storage Inc., Arthur Perala, Spike’s Standard Service and the Copper Country Dairy. A grand champion trophy also will be awarded after completion of the afternoon’s events.

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