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#33 Ann Arbor Stories: Dirty Rotten Founders

When: June 8, 2017

Rugged pioneers John Allen and Elisha Rumsey founded Ann Arbor in 1824 and named their new town Ann Arbor because, 1.) Both of their wives had "Ann" in their names and, 2.) The wives frequently relaxed and chatted under a grape arbor the men had planted for their beloved spouses. That's the story most people get fed when they arrive in Ann Arbor. But it isn't the truth. The truth is a lot messier. The town founders more scofflaws than saints. This is the real story of the founding of Ann Arbor and a look at the true nature of our dirty rotten founders.

Music by Chris Bathgate, from his new album Dizzy Seas.

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June 8, 2017

Contains explicit content

Length: 00:18:07

Copyright: Copyright Protected

Rights Held by: Quite Scientific Records, LLC


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