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Superior History

History quiz

QUESTION: When Marquette author Carroll Watson Rankin visited the new First Presbyterian Church on Front Street in 1935, she remarked that the pew cushions were all right for a Presbyterian Church but would be all wrong for an Episcopal Church. What color were they? a. Sunflower yellow b. ...

Unidentified artifacts cited

MARQUETTE — Artifacts do not wash up on the shores of Lake Superior with identification tags. The process of identifying artifacts found in any Great Lake is long and involved. They can be encrusted metal, wood, glass, ceramic, or other materials that have survived underwater for some ...

History quiz

QUESTION: Michigan Tech University Industrial Archaeology professor LouAnn Wurst has been excavating and studying the cordwood choppers who lived and worked in what is now the Hiawatha National Forest. What time period did these lumber camps operate? a. 1850-1880 b. 1885-1900 c. ...

Trail marker trees in Forsyth

GWINN — In April 2021, the Marquette Regional History Center began a project to locate, measure and photograph trail marker trees in Marquette County. These are trees that were bent as saplings by Native Americans, to point out trails in their forested domain. All the woodland tribes knew how ...