ESCANABA, MI-- Escanaba is getting ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding.
The Daily Press reports the nonprofit Esky 150 Steering Committee is raising money to put on a sesquicentennial celebration this summer.
The Southern Upper Peninsula community was founded in July 1863.
Planned events start with a July 5 parade. A picnic, concert, water ski show and maritime festival also are planned. Events run through July 13.