Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ESCANABA–Traffic at the Delta County Airport has almost doubled with the addition of a second airline, airport Manager Harvey Setter says. Setter said Tuesday that 1,127 people used the airport in May, up from 572 in May 1988. He said boardings have been up every month since March, when Express One Airlines began service. However, the airport’s two airlines have not been entirely happy with the new division of flights. American Eagle Vice President Peter Piper in Chicago earlier this week said ridership in Escanaba is low enough to warrant concern. Last month, Express One spokesman David Lowe said his airline was selling less than 23 percent of its seats from Escanaba to Milwaukee and less than 35 percent of the seats from Escanaba to Minneapolis.

90 years ago

IRON MOUNTAIN–Ernest Gall, Sr., 607 East D street, is Iron Mountain’s champion writer. At least, it is doubtful if any one will come forth to dispute his claim and proof of having written 11,375 words, 4,550 quotation marks, and 1,275 hyphens on one side of a plain, government postal card. Gall is the winner of a piano offered by the McLogan-Pearce music company for the person inscribing the slogan: “McLogan-Pearce Sells Kimball Pianos” the most times on an ordinary postal card.