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Superior History

Leon Deglman was area hotel king

MARQUETTE — Leon Anthony Deglman was dubbed “The Hotel King.” When he died in 1947, he was the president and general manager of 4 large hotels in the Upper Peninsula. He was born in Mankato, Minnesota, in 1901. He attended school only through the 8th grade. By 1920 Leon, a sister, ...

History quiz

QUESTION: Which language spoken in this region has the longest known palindrome (word spelled the same forwards and backwards) ever discovered? A. Italian B. Swedish C. Finnish D. Ojibway ANSWER: C. The Finnish word saippuakivikauppias (lye merchant) is the longest known palindrome.

Basil Bishop: Marquette’s War of 1812 veteran

MARQUETTE — June 18 marks the 210th anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812, sometimes called the “Second War of Independence.” Disagreements over territorial expansion in North America and British support for indigenous tribes who opposed U.S. colonial expansion led to the ...

History quiz

QUESTION: What was the first presidential election in which residents of the Upper Peninsula were able to vote? A. 1836 B. 1840 C. 1844 D. 1848 ANSWER: B.