Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

CURTIS — The Wisconsin Trailblazers Sled Dog Club, Inc. is coming to the Upper Peninsula in mid-February for a sanctioned, professional sled dog race in the Manistique Lakes area. The Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second-annual race Feb. 16 to 18. The Curtis Cub Challenge is expected to draw sled dog teams from six states and Canada. Prizes include cash and merchandise. Races include four-, six-, and 10-mile sprints and a long distance event. The “Kiddie Mutt Races” are scheduled for Feb. 17 and provide 3 to 12 year olds a chance to attach the family pet to furnished sleds for a race. A “Meet the Mushers” dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the community building. A brunch is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a spaghetti supper is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. An awards ceremony is set for the end of the-race Sunday. All events and dinners are open to the public.

60 years ago

GWINN — All arrangements for the 1960 Mothers’ March in Forsyth Township have been completed, Mrs. Thomas Pellow, township chairman, said today. The event will take place between 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday. In connection with the “march,” she suggested that residents turn on their porch lights and keep their dogs either tied up or under control. Following completion of the canvas, all participating mothers are asked to take their fund collections to the Gwinn Clubhouse. “This is a new march,” Mrs. Pellow said, “and we never know when or where polio, arthritis, or birth defects will strike. All of us must do our part in helping to raise the money necessary for any emergency as well as for new and expanded research.”