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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

ESCANABA — Two wolf-like animals found shot to death in the Upper Peninsula woods turn out not to be pure wolves, a Department of Natural Resources pathologist says. The carcasses were sent to biologists at Michigan State University for examination. “They pretty much feel we’ve got a dog and dog-wolf cross, not pure bred wolves,” said DNR pathologist Steve Schmitt. Tissue samples of the animals will be taken to check their chromosomal makeup just to be sure, he said. The animals were found within days of each other this fall in Delta County. One was brought in by a trapper, who found it dead in his trap from a bullet wound. A DNR agent found the second animal shot to death, its body apparently dumped in the woods. DNR biologists estimate there are about 10 wolves living in the Upper Peninsula after crossing into the state on their own from Wisconsin.

60 years ago

BARAGA — The organizational meeting of a Boy Scout troop to be sponsored by the Baraga Lions Club will be held at 7:30 in the Baraga Township High School. All boys 11 years of age or older are invited. In order that proper organization can be effected, it is important that parents of prospective Scouts be in attendance. Terry Tibor, Copper country district executive, will be present to explain the Scouting program and to assist with the organization. The new Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, and members of the troop committee will be introduced.