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–Marquette’s Lakeview Arena could have a new sign with an electronic message board at no cost to the city. The city commission approved a proposal Monday by Cook Sign Service of Marquette to sell enough advertising to buy and install the sign, estimated to cost $53,000. Cook will have a 20-year contract with the city to sell advertising. The sign will include a rotating center displaying information on arena events two-thirds of the time and advertising the other third. The city’s only responsibility would be cost of operation, estimated at the same $100 a month it costs to operate the present, 16-year-old sign with changeable letters. Cook has until Aug. 31 to sell enough advertising to install the sign.

90 years ago

SAULT STE. MARIE–The finest of its kind, an X-Ray table, has been installed in the War Memorial Hospital and was put into use. The table, an Acme International, complete, cost $1,945.00. Purchase of the machine was made possible by a gift of $1,200.00 from the Union Carbide Company.