EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
MARQUETTE COUNTY–Three winter tourism concerns–snowmobiling, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing–have joined forces in a comprehensive push to market the Upper Peninsula as a winter wonderland. A video produced by Video Concepts for the Marquette County Tourism Council depicts life in the north country via snowmobiles. The video is used as a marketing tool at winter sports shows in such places as Toronto, Canada, Lansing and the Wisconsin area. Additionally, when clubs or organizations phone the council requesting information, they can have a copy of the video mailed. To complement the video, Greg Hokans, executive director of the Marquette County Tourism Council, and Steve Dupras, president of the Marquette County Snowmobile Council, unveiled a new 1989-90 snowmobile map Thursday. The four-color map depicts 300 interconnected miles of trails in the central Upper Peninsula, 55 miles of which are new this year. There are 2,000 miles of trails in the U.P. A pocket-size cross-country ski trail map is also available for the ninth year. Fourteen trails are detailed, totaling 155 kilometers of routes. Phone numbers for each are listed so skiers can call ahead for directions or ski conditions.
90 years ago
MARQUETTE–Addison A. Cole, veteran of the Civil War and one of Marquette’s oldest residents, died today at noon at his residence, 902 North Third St. Mr. Cole was 86 years old and was one of the few remaining Civil War veterans in this county. His death leaves only three names on the roster of the Albert Jackson post, G.A. R. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.