Where Art Thou, Marquette? An Upper Peninsula story

Oct 6, 2014

Marquette, Michigan
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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..."

* Listen to the full story above.