Where Art Thou, Marquette? An Upper Peninsula story

Oct 6, 2014


Today on Stateside, Upper Peninsula writer John Smolens tells his story "Where Art Thou, Marquette?" 

Smolens recently retired from Northern Michigan University's English department. He now writes full-time in Marquette.

"Occasionally I'm somewhere other than Michigan, and I find myself talking to someone, lets call him Fred, who hasn't a clue where Marquette is located. Fred takes a stab guessing it's Wisconsin, confusing the small city of approximately 21,000, with Marquette University in Milwaukee. No, Marquette, Michigan is farther north, in the Upper Peninsula..."

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