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Superior History

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference desk staff at Peter White Public Library. 30 years ago MARQUETTE - Fisher Elementary School celebrates “Moon of Falling Leaves” - three days of activities honoring Native Americans beginning today. As an alternative to ...

Harold L. Kellan: playing Marquette’s soundtrack

By BETH GRUBER Marquette Regional History Center MARQUETTE — Dick Clark once said, “Music is the soundtrack of our lives.” Harold L. Kellan’s music provided the soundtrack for generations of Marquette residents. Harold was born July 25, 1906 in Laurium, the second youngest of ...

The Northwestern Summer Hotel

By SARA NIEMI Marquette Regional History Center Special to Journal In the 1870s some Marquette businessmen were interested in boosting tourism. This would require a top-notch hotel like the Northwestern. It attracted guests from afar and was the center of social activity in Marquette. The ...

Isle Royale, Stump Village, Big Bugs

BY ANN HILTON FISHER Marquette Regional History Center Special to the Journal “When I and my husband Charlie Mott were first married, we lived at La Pointe. Mr. Douglas, Mr. Barnard and some other ‘big bugs’ from Detroit had come up there in the schooner Algonquin, looking for ...

U.P. Moments in History

Ed Hill’s Buck Pole, Rapid River, circa 1915. (Photo courtesy of the Superior View Studio, Marquette)

Chisholm family history runs deep

MARQUETTE — A few weeks ago we ran an article about Colonel James Pickands and promised a follow-up about the Chisholms of the Pickands Mather Company. After a slight delay, here it is. Many of the men who first led the production of iron ore in the Upper Great Lakes came from Cleveland and ...