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Superior History

Notable journeys

People have been going on journeys to gain greater understanding of themselves and the world around them for as long as humans have been able. Marquette’s history is no different, full of tales of people pushing themselves to the limit on long trips for personal and spiritual growth. Here ...

History quiz

QUESTION: When the territory of Michigan was created on Jan. 11, 1805, what town was selected as its capital? A. Ann Arbor B. Lansing C. Cadillac D. Detroit ANSWER: D, Detroit.

Henry Ford in the U.P.

The name Ford is synonymous with Detroit, but Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company had a significant impact on the Upper Peninsula as well. At one time, the boundaries of the Ford lands encompassed about 500,000 acres in Alger, Marquette, Baraga, Dickinson, Iron, Gogebic, and Ontonagon ...