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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

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission voted Monday to install a traffic light and pedestrian signals at the intersection of Hewitt Avenue and North Front Street at a cost of $26,000. Residents and school officials urged the commission in May to revert to a traffic signal instead of four-way stop signs. The intersection is a main crossing point for students at both the Graveraet Middle School on Front and Parkview Elementary on Hewitt. The motion to install the traffic signal was unanimously approved, while Commissioners Don Potvin and Bill Birch opposed the pedestrian signals as unnecessary.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Results of an x-ray output check of the direct beam of the fluoroscopic tube on St. Mary’s Hospital’s new radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment have been termed “very good.” St. Mary’s assistant administrator, George P. Mancuso, said the equipment was checked recently by the division of occupational health of the Michigan Department of Health. The measurement of the direct beam showed that radiation output during fluoroscopic examinations is low and well below the acceptable level of the State Department of Health, he added. These results, according to the report, represent a very low exposure to both patient and physician while examinations are being conducted with the equipment.

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