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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 city commission has scheduled an Oct. 29 public hearing on a plan to designate a section of Marquette’s bicycle path as a snowmobile trail. The hearing is needed because an amendment to the city’s traffic code is required to allow motorized use of the bike trail from the south city limits near Harvey to the Carp River, where a trail heads up over Mount Marquette. City Manager David Svanda said the path has been used as a trail in the past, and the amendment would formalize the practice. The trail would also be marked for snowmobile use. The hearing will be conducted during the regular commission meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in city hall.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE — The movement of tourists through here, which reached its peak in mid-July, has dwindled to a few stragglers as the season for motor touring nears its close, it was announced yesterday by Joseph Winter, caretaker at Jackson Grove free tourist camp site. The decrease in number of cars and tourists this season, reported from every section of the Upper Peninsula, was not particularly marked here until August, as records kept by the caretaker showed that the number of cars and numbers of persons registered during June and July was only slightly under the records for the similar period in 1929. The decline in traffic, however, became more marked during the latter part of August and well into September although the total decrease was not as much as was expected. A noticeable feature of traffic this season, the caretaker said, was the brief stops made by travelers. Most visitors explained they were compelled to take much shorter vacations and could stop but a short time in each camp. Many visitors commented favorably upon the service offered by the city and expressed their intention of returning. In addition to have the camp site patrolled by a caretaker, visitors were provided with free fuel, a rest and reading room and tub and shower baths.

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