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 — About 75 percent of the 50 red and gold “We’re Here For You” banners purchased by the Marquette Area Chamber of Commerce had been installed by Friday, according to chamber Executive Director Mike Roche. The banners, intended to beautify the two main highway entrance corridors to Marquette, were installed to help mark this year’s “We’re Here For You” week, May 14-20. The theme was designed to encourage Marquette area residents to shop locally by reminding people of the business services available here. The banners, sponsored by the chamber’s commercial and tourism council, were designed in Marquette, as was a blue banner featuring a stylized snowflake that will replace the red-and-gold ones come fall. The Marquette Township and the city of Marquette helped underwrite the banners, which are the result of a three-year project. They are being installed by the Marquette Board of Light and Power.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — In connection with the Michigan Week observance in Negaunee, special displays regarding Michigan have been set up in the windows of three local business establishments. On exhibit at the Cronin Pharmacy is a display of books by Michigan authors, which was arranged by pupils in a Negaunee High School social science class taught by Dominic Ghiardi. Under direction of Richard E. Heidemann, another social science class has arranged an exhibit of pictures, workbooks and minerals at Mautino’s Drug Store. One of the show windows at Mautino’s is devoted entirely to a display of rocks and minerals arranged by Keith Carlyon and Jack Chapman, Negaunee High ninth grade pupils. At the Perala Hardware, one of the show windows is devoted to a picture display of Michigan fish, birds, and animals. Art students under direction of Miss Elsie Tullberg have been busy during the last three weeks making posters for Michigan Week, Poppy Days and Clean-Up Week. Samples of their work are being display by practically every business concern.