EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will launch its first college program in Native American studies this fall. The minor in Native American studies involves several academic disciplines, including literature, geography, sociology, history, language, and anthropology. With approximately 200 Indians out of a student body of 8,800, NMU has the highest Native American enrollment among Michigan state colleges and universities. Many come from the five UP reservations. “One of the main strengths of the program is the contribution of the indigenous community and their guidance and assistance during the long development process”, said Nancie Hatch, an Ojibwa Indian who is deputy director of multicultural affairs at NMU and co-developer of the program.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Three private flight licenses and two restricted commercial licenses were issued yesterday at Marquette Airport by CF Delasaux, federal aeronautics inspector for that riding. Dr. Eldridge Adams of Washington, President Medical Director of the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce, flew here with Mr. Delasaux of Washington and appointed Dr. Daniel P. Hornbogen of Marquette Medical Examiner for this district. Dr and Mrs Hornbogen made their first plane flight yesterday, piloted by Mr Delasaux on a flight over Marquette. Private pilot licenses were granted to Julian Shuster of Ontonagon, Albert Malmgren and Ed Wilson of Marquette. The latter is a brother of Sig Wilson, transport pilot and instructor at Marquette airfield. Limited commercial licenses have been granted to Carl Tauch and Ed Watson, both of Marquette.

Today’s breaking news and more to your inbox