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–Several area women have been named to the Outstanding Young Women of America list of 1988. Included on this year’s list are Karen L. Viola of Marquette, Lynn J. Prahl of Ishpeming, and Christianne L. Collins and Elizabeth A. Danforth of Sawyer Air Force Base. The program recognizes women between 21 and 36 years old who have distinguished themselves in civic or professional pursuits. Women were selected for inclusion on the nation list from 115,000 nominees from political leaders, university officials, clergymen, business leaders, and officials from civic and community service groups.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE–That gypsies are not wanted in Marquette was demonstrated recently when Chief of Police T. T. Hurley not only ordered a band of rovers out of town, but escorted them to the city limits. The police chief was informed of the arrival of the gypsies and immediately he told them they weren’t wanted within the city limits and asked them to move on. This order they complied with. But a little doubtful of the sincerity of their acceptance of his order to make themselves scarce, Mr. Hurley. His order was repeated and the gypsies packed up again and left. They had contemplated an extended visit here, the chief said. “We hope this will serve as a warning to all bands of rovers. We do not intend to tolerate their presence and all will be asked to leave town,” the police chief asserted.