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 — The Upper Peninsula Recreation Show, now in its third day at Lakeview Arena, is proving to be a bigger and better event each year, according to organizers who expect a record turnout for the extravaganza. “We’ve got a lot of excellent exhibitors,” said Larry Wilson, president of the Hiawathaland Snowmobile Club, which is sponsoring the event for the 21st year. “Whatever your form of enjoyment is, we’ve got it here.” He added while taking a break Friday from the four-day event that continues through Sunday.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Complaints have been made to the police department about the riding of bicycles on sidewalks and the use of sidewalks as “rinks” by roller skaters. Chief of Police Hurley posted out yesterday that the riding of bicycles on sidewalks anywhere within the city limits is a violation of a city ordinance and he instructed his officers to enforce it. As for the roller skating, the police have been instructed not to permit it in the business districts. “We have no fault to find with children who roller skate on sidewalks in the residence sections of the city,” said the chief, “but it must be stopped in the business districts. As for bicycles, it is unlawful to ride them on sidewalks anywhere in the city and this ruling is going to be enforced.” Enforcement of the “bike” rule and the order against the use of roller skates in business sections are “safety first” measures for the protection of pedestrians and motorists as well as for the children who ride bicycles and skate.