Superior History

Yellow Dog River Bridge revisited

By ANN HILTON FISHER Marquette Regional History Center The Marquette Regional History Center recently received these photographs from the son of Gust Hill, an Ishpeming resident who died in 1980. Gust Hill’s son, Philip, told us that the photos, which are dated July 1923, show his ...

Odor flasks and pocket cutlery

MARQUETTE — Arriving from Detroit to Marquette in 1856, Henry Hinckley Stafford and his wife Catherine Kidder Stafford brought with them remedies a community was waiting for. Although only seven years old at the time, the growing village of Marquette had demand for a drug store. In 1859 the ...

A fire with a mystery

EDITOR’S NOTE: This ‘classic’ Superior History story and photo package initially ran in The Mining Journal on Oct. 19, 2019. By JIM KOSKI Marquette Regional History Center Special to the Journal It was one of the final fires to totally destroy a downtown Marquette building. And ...

History Quiz

Which NFL football team held summer training at NMU in the summer of 1962? A. Green Bay Packers B. Chicago Bears C. Indianapolis Colts D. Dallas Cowboys Answer: D, the Dallas Cowboys held their summer training in Marquette between July 13 and August 24, 1962.