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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 — The Shiras Planetarium will take a look this month at new vistas discovered by the Voyager II spacecraft. The show, “Voyager II – Last Encounter,” will offer a view of Jupiter’s storm clouds, rings, aurora, lightning, the volcanic moon Io and the icy moon Europa; Saturn’s many rings, moons and storms; the rings and moons of Uranus; Neptune’s rings, Great Dark Spot, and moon Triton with its volcanic atmosphere. Three successive shows are planned, beginning this month. Other shows are on Nov. 13 and 20. Preschoolers are not admitted and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for school children, Northern Michigan University students and senior citizens. The planetarium is at the Marquette Senior High School near the College Street entrance, off Lincoln Ave.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Plans have been completed for the eighth annual turkey shoot to be conducted tomorrow by the Negaunee Rod and Gun club at the club’s rifle range north of the Maas mine. Prospects of fair weather lead promoters of the annual shooting event to predict that it will be well attended by club members and others from Negaunee and riflemen from other cities in Marquette County. There were a large number of outside nimrods in attendance at the “shoot” a year ago, many of them winning turkeys. Shooting at the range will commence tomorrow morning as early as possible. Members of the special turkey shoot committee will be on the ground early to take care of the first arrivals. Club officers declared yesterday that the event is open to all riflemen. Contestants may use their own rifles providing they are not equipped with telescopic sights.