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 — Members of the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association sampled a feast of state products during a recent dinner welcoming them to the area. The dinner, hosted by the Marquette County Tourism Council and the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Assocation, was in the The Vierling Saloon in Marquette. While the main reason for the group’s visit was to view the “Mooselift” memorial dedication at Van Riper State Park, members also came to explore the area, according to Tourism Council officials. The Tourism Council aided in the visit by arranging special activities for the writers to enjoy, including Lake Superior charter fishing, museum tours and a carriage ride on Presque Isle.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Creative Arts Association has announced that its Sidewalk Show will be held Friday, Aug. 22, in the yard and auditorium of Guild Hall. While the show is primarily to permit the members to display their work to the public and to provide viewing pleasure for the visitors, some of the work will be offered for sale. Hazel Begole heads the committee planning the exhibit. She is behing assisted by Dora Savola, Mary deRoche, Helen Burns, Helen Collins, Negaunee and Dorothy Persons, Ishpeming. Exhibitors are asked to bring their paintings to the Guild Hall on the morning of the show.