Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

SENEY — The Seney National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. The celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the refuge. It includes a variety of displays, films, and refreshments. The events are free. National Hunting and Fishing Day focuses on the importance of conserving natural and wildlife resources, and the vital role of hunters and fishermen.

60 years ago

NATIONAL MINE — Residents of the National Mine may ask the state conservation department for permission to kill bears that have frightened many women and children during the last few weeks. “The hills around the Iron Cliffs drive must be full of bears that are being driven into the settlements because of hunger,” a National Mine man said yesterday. A bear which came out on Cliffs drive road kept ahead of a car driven by one of the workmen at the Tilden mine recently. The animal was so fast that the driver was unable to catch up with it and he trailed the bruin for considerable distance before it disappeared into the woods. Three bears in one group, a female and two cubs, have paid numerous visits to orchards at the Mitchell hill and New England locations. The mother bear has been seen to pull down apple trees so that the little ones could eat the fruit. Lundin’s farm at the National Mine is another visiting place of the bears and they have already done considerable damage to the apple trees. The poor berry crop of the past summer is believed responsible for the visits of the bears to the town. Gust Isaacson, of New England, lost a large pig last week. The animal was killed by a bear, which was making off with it when Mr. Isaacson frightened it away. It dropped the pig.


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