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Superior History

Early Marquette pioneers: Jonas and Emily Watson

MARQUETTE — Jonas William Watson was born in Ireland in 1815. As a young boy, he attended boarding school. Around the age of 15, he knocked down another student in a fight. Fearing that he had killed him, Jonas ran away from school and shipped out as a sailor. After two years at sea, he ...

How the U.P. got AIDS right

On the 40th Anniversary of first reported AIDS cases in the United States, we look back at how the U.P. got AIDS right. For several years after the AIDS epidemic began making national headlines, people in the Upper Peninsula continued to believe it was someone else’s problem. One health care ...

Prince visits the city of Marquette

MARQUETTE — In August 1861, the United States was consumed by news of the Civil War but in the Upper Peninsula a royal visitor gained significant attention as well. Prince Napoleon of France, first cousin of Emperor Napoleon III, spent two weeks in the Great Lakes region while on a world ...