Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MICHIGAMME — Church in the Wildwood, a summer shop retailing country art, collectables, antiques and fudge, is open in Michigamme. Owners Becky and Dan Jordan purchased the former Swedish Lutheran church in Michigamme and had it restored. The steeple has been rebuilt and the interior tin barrel ceiling was refurbished to maintain the architectural integrity of the building. The Jordans have long been interested in country art and antiques. They are employed by Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Ill where Becky is a secretary and Dan is the head football coach. The Jordans have traveled the Midwest gathering unique county items for their new shop. Delicate linens and lace, pastel-colored stencils, hand painted porcelain, along with tinware and barnwood art are available. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Father Marquette Circle, Daughters of Isabella, has completed plans for the silver tea to be held tomorrow in the warden’s residence of the Marquette State Prison. Officers of the circle make up the committee in charge, with Lucille Chartier, regent, as general chairman, Dorothy Buchkoe will be the hostess. A feature of the afternoon will be tours of the prison gardens which will be arranged under the direction of Elna Muelle, assisted by Shirley LaBonte and Viola Senical. On the reception committee are Josephine Ruecker, Lenore Caron, Marie Foye and Elizabeth Gingrass. Past regents of the circle will pour. Assisting in the dining room will be Elizabeth Toupin, Mildred Hoard, Inez Hancock and Margherita Dupras. Those in charge of the kitchen are Genevieve Cleary, Mary Dwyer, Margaret Hicks, Sharron Aho, Violet Thornton, Elaine Chiconski and Marie Frazier.