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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

SAWYER AIR FORCE BASE — Eight Sawyer people graduated from the Noncommissioned offices Leadership School at Grissom Air Force Base, Ind., recently. Leadership school is a four-week course for sergeants and staff sergeants to learn more about such things as middle-level management and supervision. The graduates are: Staff Sgts, Kevin Paskey, Jeffrey Patton, Keith Friebel, Erid Gartee, Scott Strait, Edmund Wright, and Sgts, Kurt Joyal and Leroy Garcia Jr.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s fire department battled a blaze in the hobo “jungles” at Gaines’ Rock, east of the east end of Genesee St., for almost three hours early this morning. The blaze broke out at 1:45 a.m. and firemen remained at the scene until 4:22 a.m. On fire was a huge wood pile, which apparently had been ignited by some disgruntled teenagers. Firemen used a portable pump and laid 150 feet of one and one-half inch line in battling the blaze and thoroughly drenching the pile to extinguish the flames. One of the occupants of the area told firemen that some teenagers became angry when he refused to buy beer for them. They first set fire to one of their shacks, he said, but this was put out easily. Later, they started the wood pile on fire.

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