Superior History

Margaret Conklin Burrall

MARQUETTE — Margaret Elizabeth Conklin Burrall was an accomplished musician and artist who attended conservatories in New York City and Paris. This tempera painting done in 1927 shows the Hotel Superior, which formerly stood in south Marquette. She clearly studied art and was influenced by ...

History quiz

QUESTION: Sten Fjeldheim was a local pioneer in what sport? a. Cross-country skiing b. Downhill skiing c. Hockey d. Ice climbing e. Ski jumping f. Snowboarding ANSWER: A, cross-country skiing.

Time travel and the Longyear Mansion

MARQUETTE — It was the grandest house Marquette has ever seen. The Longyear Mansion was built by John M. and Mary Beecher Longyear from 1890 to 1892 at the cost of half-a-million dollars (over $16 million today). Constructed of local raindrop sandstone from the Jacobs Quarry, it was ...