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 — Two businesses are contributing to this Saturday’s city-wide cleanup. McDonald’s Restaurant will give food coupons to all volunteers, while Marquette Maintenance Masters is furnishing garbage bags for use in the clean-up. Sponsored annually by the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee, the city-wide clean-up uses volunteers to pick up trash along streets and in parks. Though most of the action will take place on Saturday, people who can’t participate then can volunteer to help clean the city anytime during the following week. Garbage bags, assignment of areas and other information also will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Marquette City Hall parking lot.

90 years ago

ESCANABA — The Escanaba city council went on record as favoring daylight saving time, adopting a resolution calling upon the general public to set the time pieces one hour ahead on Wednesday, May 15. This action is similar to that taken by virtually every city in the country during the summer months, and is expected to meet with general approval in Escanaba. The resolution favoring the change in time was offered by Councilman John K. Stack and supported by Councilman George G. Genlease, and was passed by a unanimous vote of the council.