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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

HUBBELL–An Australian company has started negotiations to reopen a copper mine that has been closed for 20 years. Golden Shamrock Mines Ltd. and other investors would finance the project for Peninsula Copper Industries in Hubbell, said PCI spokesman Bill Stewart. The Centennial No. 6 mine near Calumet was closed in the late 1960s by Calumet & Hecla Mining Co., now owned by Lake Superior Land Co. Stewart said about 100 people would be employed at Centennial. PCI is owned by Michigan Tech Ventures Inc., a subsidiary of the Houghton-based Ventures Group which uses its profits to aid Michigan Tech University.

90 years ago

CALUMET — Molestation of young fawns in the woods has drawn from Joseph Wershay, conservation officer in this district, the warning that, hereafter, anyone found disturbing the young deer will be arrested and prosecuted. Twice in the last 10 days, Officer Wershay has been notified of persons taking fawns from the woods to their homes in the belief that the animals were lost. In one instance, the fawn was taken from the woods and it was a day before the officer was notified, making it too late to return the deer to its mother in the woods.

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