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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 — Although some construction is yet to be completed, two-way traffic will be tested on North Third Street starting Thursday morning, when motorists can drive north or south on Third from Fair Avenue to Washington Street. The Marquette City Commission agreed last week to open North Third to two-way traffic for a one-year test after reconstruction of Third is completed. In addition, a half-block section of North Front Street from Washington Street to the parking ramp entrance has been changed to two-way to facilitate traffic in and out of the ramp. City administrators plan to study the impact of the changes on traffic on Third, Front, Washington, and Fourth streets. The Third Street change was requested by the Village Business Association on Third Street, and Front Street was changed at the request of downtown merchants. Residents with concerns or suggestions about the traffic experiments can call the city manager’s office.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Volunteer workers in the fund drive for muscular dystrophy began canvassing the residential area this morning in the annual campaign. Frank P. Sciotto, chairman of the drive, said canvassers will complete the drive by tomorrow night. “Some prefer to go during the day and some at night,” he said. While there is no goal in the campaign, Sciotto said his canvasing team “expects to conduct a very successful drive.” In the past, around $2,000 has been collected. Headquarters for the Marquette County Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. tomorrow night, during the climax of the drive, will be the Knights of Columbus hall, W. Washington St.