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History quiz

Q: Trowbridge Park, just west of the Marquette city limits, was platted out in 1910 and by 1915 families had started to buy lots and move there. Because it was outside the city limits, taxes were low and some families bought more than one lot so they could farm. Other people built camps on lots ...

Third Street was home to retail bakeries

MARQUETTE — Over the years, you may have noticed something unique about Marquette’s Third Street business district—something that, for the lack of a better word, we’ll call “clusters.” Unlike in other areas of the city, Third Street was home to many “clusters” of the same type ...

History quiz

QUESTION: When did the first women serve on a jury in Marquette County? A. 1898 B. 1910 C. 1922 D. 1935 ANSWER: C. Although women had the right to serve on a jury prior to 1922, they could automatically receive an exemption if they objected to serving. The first two women to serve on ...

Recalling Marquette artist Gustave Werner

MARQUETTE — Gustave A. Werner was born in December 1856 in Marquette, the eldest son of Charles Werner and Charlotte Rohl, both immigrants from Berlin. His parents helped establish a thriving German community in Marquette County. As mentioned in last week’s article, in 1853 Mr. Rademaker ...