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30 years ago: ESCANABA – The Nahma Historical Society is trying to obtain state or federal funding to establish a logging museum in Nahma. President Christine Groleau said the society has contacted the Farmer’s Home Administration and the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission. “We hope to be able to get a museum building soon,” she said. Groleau said the society is looking at the former Bay de Noquet Lumber Co. office building and the former superintendent’s house as possibilities for a museum. “We’re a logging town,” said Violet Sargent, a member of the society.
60 years ago: ISHPEMING – The cultural side of Ishpeming hasn’t been forgotten in preparations for the 17th annual Great Lakes Logging Congress, to be held here tomorrow through Saturday. An invitation to visitors as well as residents has been extended to view an art show in downtown Ishpeming and a hobby show at the National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum. The art show, first ever held here, will be staged in the Nardi building store-office formerly occupied by Charter, Inc., on S. First St. Arrangements for the showing of pictures have been made by Mrs. Maude L. Kronquist and Mrs. Raune Rundman. Mrs. Kronquist will have several of her paintings on exhibit, along with work done by Tiny Ostlund, Dorothy Gleason, Roger Junak, John Hansen, Matilda Grund and other local artists. The art show will be conducted Thursday and Friday only, as will the hobby show at the ski museum. The latter is being sponsored by the Ishpmeing Women’s Civic League, with Mrs. L.E. Harris serving as chairman and Mrs. Harry Swanson as co-chairman. Viewing hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We will have quite a variety of articles on exhibit,” Mrs. Harris said. “Included will be jewelry and trinkets made from rocks, items constructed from driftwood and pinecones, as well as a collection of ceramics, plants, hand-painted plates and pictures and possibly leathercraft.”