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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

MUNISING — A new patient care tub will be installed at Munising Memorial Hospital, the facility’s board decided Wednesday. Cost of the unit is $7,000 from Sepma Inc. of Whitehouse, N.J. The company submitted the lowest of two bids received. The board postponed action on purchasing microfilming equipment. It received two bids, one for $4,955 from Wisconsin Microfilm Service of Appleton, Wis., for a Canon system and another for $4,795 from Northstar Systems Inc. for Minolta equipment. Administrator Carl Velte said the two packages would have to be evaluated before he could make a final recommendation to the board.

90 years ago

HARVEY — The city’s rock crushing plant near Harvey has been a friend in need to the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic railway since the big storm of October 22, when considerable damage was done to the south Shore’s road bed along the edge of Lake Superior between the gas house and the city limits below the prison. South Shore repair crews have been busy almost continually since the storm putting in new rock filling along this stretch of track and the city’s crusher has furnished about 2,500 tons of coarse rock for this work. The need for this rock came after the close of the city’s street building season, so prompt delivery from the crusher was possible. The South Shore’s requirements have been filled and the crew at the crusher now is engaged in drilling at the quarry preparatory to blasting a supple of rock to put through the crusher next spring, Charles A. Pearce, street superintendent, said yesterday that a few men probably would be employed at the crusher all winter, it being his plan to blast out enough rock during the winter to meet city’s requirements for street material next season.