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 — Silver Dollar of Trenary downed Goupille & Sons of Negaunee, 10-4, here Thursday in opening-round Class E action in the John Leffler-David Nault Memorial Softpitch Tournament. Brian Erkkila took the mound win, and Felix Laura had a pair of hits for the winners. In Class D action, Moon Beams of Munising, behind the 3-for-4 plate performance of Paul Perry, downed County Merchants of Negaunee, 9-4. Jeff Seaberg was credited with the mound win for Moon Beams.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — The dairy cow, who has contributed to the wealth and health of this community, will be the guest of honor at the Marquette County fair from the opening day, Tuesday, to its last day, Saturday. The prize list for the dairy cattle is so attractive that an unusually large entry is expected, with keen competition in every class. There are indications that every available stall will be needed to house the animals. All of the dairy breeds commonly known here will be represented at the fair. They include Guernseys, Holstein Friesians, Jerseys, and Ayrshires. The increased interest in dairying here, which will probably result in the sale of much breeding stock at the fair, is the principal incentive for the larger number of entries. “The fair is a good place for farmers to buy a pure-bread sire to build up their grade herds, or put new blood into their pure-bred herds,” says L.R. Walker, in charge of the dairy cattle show. “We are doing all we can to encourage the buying of such stock at the fair because we feel that the use of good sires will build up our farms, and make farming more profitable.” Premium books and entry blanks may be obtained by writing to Secretary John T. McNamara, of the fair.