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 — A pair of local adult tennis players will serve as guest instructors at a series of net lessons being offered by former Marquette Senior High School tennis coach Milton “Mickey” Johnson Monday through July 21. Former MSHS netter Alex Saari, now a member of the Eastern Michigan University tennis team, and Faith Nancarrow of Marquette will assist Johnson in the lessons at the MSHS courts. Registration for the lessons, which include eight sessions plus tournament competition, is $10 for youths and $12 for adult. “All sections will cover the basics for forehand, backhand, volley and serve,” Johnson said. “In addition, proper scoring, tennis terminology and court etiquette will be covered. For intermediate and advanced tennis, the introduction of the lob and smash will be covered, as well as singles and doubles strategy.”

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Excavation work will be started Monday on West Washington street for the foundation of Cohodas Brothers’ new warehouse, it was announced yesterday by Sam Cohodas of Ishpeming. The new building will have one story with full basement and will be constructed of brick and tile. There will be a face brick front trimmed with free cast concrete stone, according to D.E. Anderson, Marquette architect who drew the plans. The new building will have unloading facilities on the D.S.S. & A. track. It will be used for fruit storage and as a sales headquarters. The basement will be used for storage, constructed with two banana rooms and a steam heating plant. The first floor will have a special room for unloading trucks and will also be used to store trucks at night. F.E. Wester of Marquette has been awarded the general contract. He was the lowest of six bidders. The heating, plumbing and wiring contracts will be set later.