#1 Ann Arbor Stories: A Buck Twenty-Five
Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:25am
When: March 3, 2016
In 1824, John Allen of New York and Elisha Rumsey of Connecticut bought up 640 acres of prime Michigan land, paying $1.25 per acre. Those 640 acres, purchased in a tiny federal land office in Detroit, would become known as Ann Arbor. This is the story of the founding of Ann Arbor and how the town grew from its ragamuffin roots into what it has become today.
Music by Chris Bathgate