Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — Becky Bal, the daughter of Dennis and Kathy Bal of South Pine St., Ishpeming, recently returned from the Summer Seminar program at the United Stated Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Bal was among 900 students from throughout the country to attend the event, held June 18-23. The Naval Academy invites only students that are highly proficient in mathematics, science or engineering to attend the event. It is intended to acquaint students with educational opportunities at the academy and professional opportunities in the Navy. Bal, who will enter her senior year at Ishpeming High School in the fall, was chosen because she scored high in the PSAT test. Her other honors include attendance at the Seaborg Summer Science Academy and being listed twice in the Who’s Who Among American High School Students.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — “The Beginning of Michigan” is the topic of the illustrated lecture which A. Riley Crittenden will give at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the assembly room of the Peter White Public Library. There will be no admission fee and the public is cordially invited to hear the lecturer who is brought here under the auspices of the Marquette County Historicccal Society. Mr. Crittenden is ex-vice-president of the Michigan State Archeological society. He is now living in Howell, Mich., but was a resident of St. Ignace — and it was then that he dug up some very old bones and began to study them. “With no large library available, I could only resort to correspondence, writing French authorities before I was through with it. The result was the discovery of a settlement there before Father Marquette.” Mr. Crittenden’s research and studies thus far have been from the standpoint of St. Ignace and he hopes on this trip to get the viewpoint of the northern part of the peninsula. He will come here from Sault Ste. Marie where he will speak to the Rotary Club on Monday.