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Boys Run Barefoot Through Flood Water On Miller Road Near Mack School, June 1960

Boys Run Barefoot Through Flood Water On Miller Road Near Mack School, June 1960 image
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June
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1960
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SOME FUN: It might have been an ill wind which blew last night's storm into Ann Arbor but these boys dashing barefoot through a flooded street near Mack school didn't think so. Storm sewers were plugged throughout the city by the rain which fell steadily for four hours.
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Vacant Parking Spaces On East Huron Street, October 1959

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October
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1959
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Who Has A Parking Problem?: Ann Arbor motorists who complain about the lack of parking spaces in the city have little support for their argument in this picture. Taken in the 300 block of E. Huron St. at 4:45 p.m. yesterday, the picture shows a string of vacant parking places on the south side of E. Huron St. It's by no means a typical sight, however.
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Martha Mann models back-to-school fashions, September 1969

Martha Mann models back-to-school fashions, September 1969 image
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September
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1969
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Gals Start With 'Smarts': College-bound Martha Mann, above, (she's a freshman at Western Michigan University) set her heavy suitcases down long enough to pose in this casual outfit. For her campus debut, she chose a brown and beige wool check skirt that buttons down the front and topped it off with a brown wool sweater and an eggshell white blouse. Her brown opaque stockings -- very popular again this fall -- complete the outfit. Martha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Mann of Granger Avenue.
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Patty Blackwell, Stacie, Shellie and Wendie Wilson, model back-to-school fashions, September 1969

Patty Blackwell, Stacie, Shellie and Wendie Wilson, model back-to-school fashions, September 1969 image
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September
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1969
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School Bus Waits:
No school-bus driver would have the heart to pass by these lovely little misses in their new back-to-school fashions. On the top step is Stacie Wilson in a navy jumper with a turtleneck shell in navy and bright green. A chain belt (part of the "big-girl" look) accents the outfit. Patty Blackwell, on the next step down, is wearing a patchwork cotton overall dress over a cotton, wide-collared blouse. Shellie and Wendie Wilson, Stacie's sisters, look school-bell bright in their new outfits. Shellie is wearing a patriotic red, white and blue one-piece jumper. The skirt is red, the top is white and the scarf is navy with white polkadots. Wendie's shift in light beige features brown horizontal stripes. The Wilson girls live with their mother, Mrs. Harold Wilson, on Prairie Street. Stacie and Shellie are at Thurston Elementary School and Wendie is in nursery school. Patty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Blackwell of Wickfield Court. She attends Northside Elementary School.
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Sabrina Blackwell, Patty Leake, and Mary Gilleland model back-to-school fashions, September 1969

Sabrina Blackwell, Patty Leake, and Mary Gilleland model back-to-school fashions, September 1969 image
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September
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1969
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Fashions Score At School:
The football season hasn't started, but the fashion game is in full swing at area schools. From left, Sabrina Blackwell, Patty Leake and Mary Gilleland visited the Pioneer High School football field and watched pre-season preparations. Sabrina is in a brown and beige cotton print complemented by a dark brown voile sash and beige opaque tights. Patty, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Leake of Iroquois Place, is a sophomore at Pioneer High School. She chose a black and white houdstooth check pant-skirt and set it off with a contrasting bright yellow slipover sweater. Visiting from Huron High School is Mary, wearing a charcoal grey pantskirt. A wide red belt catches the color of her bright red nylon blouse. The skirt is in wool and is complemented by large side pockets. Sabrina, in night graded at Forsythe Junior High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Blackwell of Wickfield Court. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Gilleland of Manchester Road. The girls are excited about the new fall fashions.
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Karolyn Scott and Jerry Brush Jr. model back-to-school fashions at the new Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, September 1969

Karolyn Scott and Jerry Brush Jr. model back-to-school fashions at the new Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, September 1969 image
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September
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1969
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Learning In Style: Somehow, education is a little more fun when you're dressed in comfortable and new clothes. You look smart and the feeling is reflected in the classroom. Karolyn Scott and Jerry Brush Jr., schoolmaters at Abbot Elementary School and neighbors on Kuehnle Street, recently visited the new Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. Here, in the library, they look over the selection of books and do a little brushing up on their geography before classes start at their school. Karolyn is wearing a tasty raspberry wool knit with a dropped waistline and pleated skirt. Her raspberry opaque tights accent her pilgrim-style shoes, the altest in the young girl look. Jerry's Scandinavian ski sweater is a hardy combination of greens and contrasting colors. He is also wearing the uncut corduroy pants which are noted for their wearability and neat appearance. Karolyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard G. Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Brush are Jerry's parents.
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Slauson School Play, May 1953

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1953
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Taking part in a play, "Three Pills In A Bottle" to be given at Slauson Junior High next Thursday will be Judy Lentz (seated); and left to right, Ruth Rafeld, Margaret Paddock, Jean Quinn, Nancy Logan, Lynn Prakken, Carole Neff and Naomi Roach.
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Quiz Show At Slauson School, October 1952

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October
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1952
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At slauson's annual "Truth or Consequences"-type quiz show, the emphasis is on the consequences. Seventh-grader Carol Neff (left) waits as master of consequences Lewis Coburn, eighth grade, reflects on just what she will have to do for not answering her question. Emcee Allan Schreiber (center background), ninth grade, conducted the show.
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Quiz Show At Slauson School, October 1952

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October
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1952
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Ninth grader Ben Godfrey (right) escorts contestant Richard Hutchinson, ninth grade, to Slauson's stage to take part in the school's annual Truth or Consequences quiz show. Popularity of the annual show is reflected in the pupil's faces.
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Ann Arbor Newsboys get ready to attend baseball game in Detroit, August 1957

Ann Arbor Newsboys get ready to attend baseball game in Detroit, August 1957 image
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August
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1957
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GANGWAY FOR THE BALL GAME! Seventy-five carrier boys for The Ann Arbor News demonstrated their enthusiasm yesterday as they made a dash for two chartered buses which took them to the Detroit-New York ball game in Detroit's Briggs Stadium. The trip was a reward to the boys for outstanding management of routes during the summer months.
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University of Michigan Stanley Quartet with composer and chairman of the U-M's music theory department, Wallace Berry (standing), February 1969

University of Michigan Stanley Quartet with composer and chairman of the U-M's music theory department, Wallace Berry (standing), February 1969 image
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February
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1969
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Preparing For Premiere Of Work:
Composer Wallace Berry (standing), chairman of the University's music theory department, confers with members of the U-M Stanley Quartet during a rehearsal for a concert Wednesday. The ensemble will give the premiere performance of Berry's Quartet No. 3. Members of the quartet are (left to right) Profs. Gilbert Ross, Gustave Rosseels, Jerome Jelinek and Robert Courte. The Wednesday program will begin at 8 p.m.
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Irving B. Hunter Celebrates His 80th Birthday With Atwood McAndrew III - February 6, 1953

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February
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1953
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More than 100 friends and relatives called at the Ypsilanti home of retired school teacher Irving B. Hunter to congratulate him on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Hunter, who lives at 917 Grant St., is shown here with one of his youngest guests, 3-year-old Atwood R. McAndrew III of Ypsilanti. He received more than 400 letters, telegrams and cards, some of which are displayed on the wall.
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Pam Cook and Russ Whiteford model back-to-school fashions, September 1969

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September
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1969
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Leather Comes To Campus:
The leather look, very important this fall, is a natural for the campus. Pam Cook, a senior at Pioneer High School. gets a guided tour of fraternity row from Russ Whiteford, a junior at Eastern Michigan University. She is wearing a double-breasted corduroy jumper over a wool "skinny look" sweater. The Swedish soft leather coat she is carrying is also double-breasted and belted. Russ accents his leather jacket with a brown and aqua silk neck scarf. Pam is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Cook of Fernwood Street. Russ' parents are Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Whiteford of Pauline Boulevard. For men, the leather look is competing with fashionable coats of fur.
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Ypsilanti Memorial Day Parade, May 1957

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May
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1957
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Cub Scouts March: Cub Scouts, marching in rank, were among the 47 units included in Ypsilanti's annual Memorial Day parade yesterday. The parade saluted Army and Navy dead with ceremonies at the Cross St. bride over the Huron River, and at Highland Cemetery. Thousands watched the event under perfect weather conditions.
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Ypsilanti Memorial Day Parade, May 1957

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May
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1957
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Navy Dead Saluted: A wreath is tossed on the waters of the Huron Rivers from the Cross St. bridge in memory of men of the armed forces who lost their lives at sea.
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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

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1956
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Queen Reigns Over Celebration: Nancy Ann Smith of Denton in Wayne county, elected Tuesday night as "Miss Legionnaire of 1956" in the third annual Legion beauty contest, rode in state in the silver anniversary Independence Day parade yesterday.
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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

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July
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1956
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Who Are You?: This youngster, one of thousands who watched the annual Fourth of July parade in Ypsilanti yesterday, apparently is "not quite sure" of the clown, who stopped along the parade route to amuse the children.
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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

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July
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1956
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Floats Feature Ypsilanti Parade: The Ypsilanti Knights of Columbus entered this float in the 25th annual Independence Day parade yesterday in Ypsilanti. The traditional affair was viewed by the largest crowd in the history of the event, Ypsilanti officials said. This K of C entry, the most elaborate in the parade, featured three youngsters sitting among floral arrangements on the decorated float. The hour-long parade was composed of more than 50 units.
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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

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July
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1956
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Parade Was In The Air, Too: More than 50 units comprised the Ypsilanti parade yesterday, but two more were equally noticeable--twin Air Force helicopters. The "whirly birds" flew back and forth over the parade route through the downtown business district and caught the eyes and ears of many, as evidenced by this photo.
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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

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July
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1956
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Riding In Style: This clown in Ypsilanti's parade yesterday rode in style--with the top of his small car open. this permitted him to poke his head out and talk to the many children who lined the parade route.
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Fourth Of July Parade Draws Big Turnout, July 1956

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July
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1956
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Parades Are For Children: Thousands of children, of all ages, lined the 1.2-mile route of Ypsilanti's parade yesterday while hundreds more took part in the silver anniversary march sponsored by American Legion Post 282. This float carried virtually the entire membership of Cub Scout Pack No. 89, of Ypsilanti's Brown Chapel AME Church. It was one of seven Scout units in the traditional Fourth of July parade. This float was decorated with various Cub emblems.
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Ruth Everett with thoroughbred Elegant Jade, April 1991

Ruth Everett with thoroughbred Elegant Jade, April 1991 image
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April
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1991
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Ruth Everett with Elegant Jade: after over 40 years in the business, she still loves to look over a new horse
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Cindy Carlson with horses she rode in the Michigan Horse Show Association Contest, December 1972

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December
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1972
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Best Of The State: Cindy Carlson is flanked by the two horses she rode to state championship honors on the Michigan Horse Show Association point-approved circuit. Mr. Muskie (right) won the state jumper championship with 158 points while her other mount, Bold Swap (left), was the reserve state champion with 88 points.
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Auto Insurance Officers in Front of Billboard

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July
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1939
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FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY: This striking poster showing a smiling school girl in bright yellow frock, standing in the path of a speeding car, with the dark hand of death outstretched, has been placed on Stadium Blvd. at Barnard Heights by the Ann Arbor Association of Insurance Agents as a feature of the highway safety campaign. Inspecting the poster yesterday were, left to right: Joseph W. Mundus, Lyle Thayer, resident of the insurance agents, Julius Haarer, E. Haas, Walter W. Springer, Irwin Stoll, and Ward Peterson, all insurance men. Trooper Robert Angell of the Ypsialnti post of the state police, motorcycle Traffic Officer Conrad Miller and Acting Chief Norman E. Cook of the Ann Arbor police department, and Russell Bradly, secretary of the insurance agents.
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US-12 Accident Scene Where Garry Rathke Was Killed, November 1968

US-12 Accident Scene Where Garry Rathke Was Killed, November 1968 image
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November
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1968
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Garry L. Rathke of Bridgewater Township, driver of the wrecked car at right, was killed instantly this morning when his car hit the truck at the left. Sheriff's men said Rathke's car went over the center dividing line and hit the truck. The driver of the truck was reported in critical condition. (Ann Arbor News photo by Cecil Lockard)
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Cast Of Historical Pageant Presented In West Park, July 1947

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1947
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Cast Of 'Song Of The Huron River': These 34 boys and girls comprise the cast of the historical pageant which is to be presented at 8 o'clock next Wednesday evening in the West Park band shell. Author and director of the drama concerning early times in this area is Mrs. Charlotte Palmer Time of the City Recreation staff.
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Joan Gibson, a junior at Pioneer High School, models back-to-school fashion, September 1969

Joan Gibson, a junior at Pioneer High School, models back-to-school fashion, September 1969 image
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September
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1969
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Experts predict that the Afro look will be around for a long time. Joan Gibson, right, a junior at Pioneer High School and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lee Jones of Fair Street, models an imported African print handmade by her sister, Janet.
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Cat With Michigan "M" On Its Head, November 1964

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November
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1964
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M(eow) Booster: The "M" marking on the forehead of this cat owned by Mr. and Mrs. William R. Fleming, 1936 Pontiac St., is being looked upon by family and friends as clear indication of a University athletic booster. The marking drew increased comment as Michigan's football squad marched through a highly successful season to take the Big Ten crown and a Rose Bowl bid, Mrs. Fleming said.
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Pie Throwing Contest At Burns Park, August 1961

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10
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August
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1961
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Pie in the eye: Four-year-old Molly Vincent tries her hand at a pie-throwing contest yesterday at Burns Park. Her victims are (left to right), Tony Perault, Jim McNerney and Scott McDonald. The "pies" were shaving cream covered paper plates.
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John Fisher Demonstrates Wrestling Moves at Parkridge Community Center, July 1988

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July
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1988
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U-M wrester John Fisher, right, shows a participant how to 'hand tap' an opponent and bring him to the mat at the Parkridge Community Center. The session is part of a month-long summer sports camp that was made available to youth primarily from Ypsilanti's South Side.
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Flag Raising At Cherry Hill School, April 1949

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April
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1949
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Proper respect for the American flag is the subject for the first and last lessons of the day in all of Washtenaw county's country schools. Typical of this solemn and symbolic rite was the raising at the Cherry Hill school, near the Wayne-Washtenaw county line by the group shown above. While the teacher, Mrs. Jane W. West, watches approvingly, Harry West (left) and Elizabeth Gustine raise the school's flag before the morning session starts.
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Rock At Washtenaw And Hill Painted With Face, October 1970

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October
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1970
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Great Stone Face: Witchcraft was obviously at work on that great eye-catching rock that graces the lawn at Washtenaw and Hill that has been the object of so many sneaky and cunning artists in the past.
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400 Pound 'Snowball From Hell' Going South, June 1969

400 Pound 'Snowball From Hell' Going South, June 1969 image
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June
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1969
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400 Pound Snowball Going South: With the "Snowball from Hell" are (left to right) Carl oleski of 3685 East M-36 Pinckney, and Pat Stevens of Allen Park, holding the sign. On the float, helping Kem Charbonneau, is his wife, Cheryl.
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Bus-Side Advertising Helps Pay For Public Transportation, January 1964

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January
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1964
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Bus System Hope(Full): Two methods of saving public bus transportation for Ann Arbor are increasing patronage and adding advertising to emphasize these points. Mayor Cecil O. Creal (at the wheel) poses in one of the rejuvenated buses with City Administrator Guy C. Larcom Jr. (at the rear). Arvin Marshall, new owner of City Bus Co., is hopeful that buses will be filled to capacity when service is resumed Monday and that advertising will cover the buses both inside and out, as illustrated above.
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