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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

MARQUETTE — Three Marquette youth have been chosen district winners in the 1989 Michigan Egg Cooking Contest sponsored by the Michigan Allied Poultry Industries Inc. Alice Streeter, 13, and Erica Thomas, 12, are members of the Crazy Clover’s 4-H Club. Carmen Giddens, 16, is a member of the Lizzie Whizzie’s 4-H Club. The entries were judged on nutritional quality, ease of preparation, taste, appeal, appearance and creativity. Alice’s Italian Delight was the first place finisher in the U.P.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — A large delegation of Finnish residents from Negaunee will attend the first annual celebration of the dedication of the Finnish Pioneers monument at the intersection of U.S. 2 and U.S. 141 in Crystal Falls Sunday. In connection with the anniversary observance, there will be a historical society rally in the Crystal Falls township hall starting at 1:30 p.m. Local Finnish residents, interested in the program to commemorate the memory of Finnish pioneers in the Upper Peninsula, contributed approximately $600 to the monument, which was erected as a result of contributions made by Finnish people in all sections of the region. The program in the Crystal Falls Township Hall will open with a piano solo, “Finlandia,” by Rosalie Narva, Iron River, following which there will be remarks by Ivar Maki, Crystal Falls, and a poetry reading by Mrs. Otto of Stambaugh. Principal speaker will be Dr. Armco Holmio, professor at Suomi College in Hancock. Selections on the Finnish harp will be played by Neal Lapuiaji, editor of the Calumet American Sanomat, and the program will conclude with remarks by Walter Salmi of Tovala, president of the Finnish Historical Society in Michigan. Lunch will be served in the hall following the program.