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Marquette is a city in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan.

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  1. The film, “Anatomy of a Murder,” dramatizes a 1952 murder that happened in the Marquette area. Subsequently, it was partially filmed in the Marquette County Courthouse as well as Big Bay.
  2. Originally called New Worcester, the name was changed to honor Jacques Marquette, the French Jesuit missionary who had explored the region, in 1850.
  3. Jim Harrison's novel True North (2005) tells about a Marquette family whose wealth is based on exploiting Upper Peninsula timber.
  4. Susan Diol, an American actress who appeared in a nunber of television series, and films, was born in Marquette.

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