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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

AUTRAIN — An early American camp will be set up Aug. 12-14 overlooking AuTrain and Paulson lakes in conjunction with historical re-enactments each day at the Paulson House Museum in AuTrain. Coordinated by the Marquette-area Snowshoe Muzzleloaders Club, exhibits and demonstrations about life in America from the time of the French and Indian War to the Civil War will be offered. The event, which is free, runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The encampment will feature: Ken Walker, modeling an authentic Civil War uniform from the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry of 1862; Phil Siegert, master gunsmith specializing in muzzleloaders; Kevin McNeil and David and Debbie Imhoff, representing American mountain men; Tony Seman and Sharon Kisel, representing voyageurs of the period from 1800-1810; Jim Wuepper, proprietor of the Northern Michigan Wolf Sanctuary with photographs; Gordon Gearhardt, displaying blacksmithing; and Diane Tedora, Marquette artist and craftswoman. Special features will include a taxidermy display and muzzle loading demonstrations.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Mrs. J.E. Denny won the Ishpeming Duplicate Bridge Club’s individual club championship Monday evening with a percentage score of 65.64 in a 13-table movement at the Mather Inn. In second place was Mrs. Walford Nystrom with a score of 64.42. Both Mrs. Denny and Mrs. Walstrom will receive trophies at the club’s next session, which is the concluding one of the five-week series.