Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Old Bank Building Antiques is now open in Negaunee. The shop is in one of Negaunee’s historic buildings at 331 Iron St. and handles antiques and collectibles. The Old Bank Building was constructed in 1874 and housed the Michigan Iron Bank of Negaunee. Owners Bill and Sherrianne Taggart are lifelong collectors and see the business as an extension of their hobby. The First National Bank of Negaunee spent its first decade in the building, while the Negaunee State Bank operated out of the structure from 1909 until 1932. In 1912, a fire destroyed most of the original building, though the bank had most of the existing structure rebuilt on the same foundation. The building has seven walk-in vaults, many of which are displayed with merchandise. Old Bank Building Antiques is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

90 years ago

ISHPEMING — Last Saturday was one of the busiest days Judge William St. John has had in municipal court in a long time. The activities began early in the morning and lasted until evening as the result of arrests made Friday evening by local and state police. Troopers Hoadly and Foreman of the state police spent a portion of Friday night in the vicinity of Diorite, where they found it necessary to disturb the “good time” of a number of young men who evidently found more pleasure remaining outside of a dance hall than being among those who occupied the floor.