Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MUNISING — Overheated laundry is being blamed for a fire Wednesday at the East Side Laundry on Mill Street. The Munising Fire Department was called about 11:30 a.m., according to department officials. Six firefighters were on the scene about a half hour and were able to contain the blaze with chemical extinguishers. Burning towels were taken outside and extinguished. Except for the dryer involved, the building and its contents were undamaged.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Information contained in a letter received yesterday from the Studebaker Sales Co., of Chicago, led Bert Agnoli, police chief, to believe that he is nearing the end of the trail in his efforts to trace ownership of a Studebaker sedan recovered from the old North Buffalo mine pit here May 14. The chief was advised that the car was sold by the Chicago distributors to Dr. John H. Jarvin, 3223 North Clark St., on July 31, 1923. When called on the telephone Dr. Jarvin, according to the distributors, declared the car burned to the ground some years ago. Then he hung up the receiver. The Chicago distributor suggested that the matter be taken up at once with Lt. John Farrell, of the automobile detail of the detective bureau, who might wish to question Dr. Jarvin. Mr. Agnoli said yesterday he would enlist the aid of the Chicago police at once in an effort to solve the mystery surrounding the car. The car was traced from the Studebaker factory at South Bend to a Studebaker assembly plant in Detroit, then to the Studebaker Sales Co. in Chicago and later to Dr. John Jarvin. The car was discovered by boys playing near the mine pit. It was submerged in about seven feet of water at the foot of a 35-foot embankment. After being dragged out with a tractor, it was brought to a garage where it is being held.