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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 — G. Katherine Wright of Marquette has been cited by the Northern Michigan University Board of Control for more than 16 years of service on the university’s governing body. In a resolution adopted in July, Wright was commended for her alumni activities and her contribution as NMU’s representative to the Michigan Association of Governing Boards. The resolution also recognized her affection for students and leadership. A continuous member of the board since 1973, she served until last March. She was the first woman chair of the board in 1977. A graduate of Franklin (Ind.) College, she also received degrees from the Methodist School of Nursing in Indianapolis and Wayne State University. She has taught medical and surgical nursing at Wayne State.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — All twins living in Marquette and vicinity will be offered free admission to the Delft theater next Wednesday afternoon when the San Antonio Siamese twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, appear here in a vaudeville act. The matinee is booked as a “party of twins,” and twins wishing to attend are asked to register their names and addresses at the theater office before the show and receive tickets. If twins are too small to attend alone, an extra ticket will be given to the person in charge of them. After the matinee Wednesday, twins attending will be given a reception on the stage and will be presented with autographed pictures of Daisy and Violet. The San Antonio twins were born joined together and medical authorities have declared an operation to separate them might prove fatal. They are the only known living Siamese twins in the world and are as nearly alike as it is possible for two human beings to be. The only difference discernible to the eye is that Violet has a small mole on her cheek. The greatest difference between them and virtually the only one, except for slight differences in tastes and ideas, is in the fingerprints, which are distinctly individual. The twins are musicians, singers and dancers.