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Aerial Photograph of Barton Pond and Dam, September 1963

Aerial Photograph of Barton Pond and Dam, September 1963 image
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September
Year
1963
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Under City Ownership: These two ponds are part of the Detroit Edison Company's Huron River properties that have come under city ownership. The recent purchase, at a cost to Ann Arbor of $280,000, was made to protect the city's main water supply and to provide for recreation and open space. Barton Pond is shown in the lower picture with the Barton Dam at the right. US-23 is at the top right.
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Aerial Photograph of Geddes Pond and Concordia College, September 1963

Aerial Photograph of Geddes Pond and Concordia College, September 1963 image
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September
Year
1963
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Under City Ownership: These two ponds are part of the Detroit Edison Company's Huron River properties that have come under city ownership. The recent purchase, at a cost to Ann Arbor of $280,000, was made to protect the city's main water supply and to provide for recreation and open space. The upper picture shows Geddes Pond, one of four in the purchase. US-23 extends north and south in the middle of the picture. Concordia College is in the upper right.
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Aerial Photograph of Construction in Ypsilanti, September 1963

Aerial Photograph of Construction in Ypsilanti, September 1963 image
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September
Year
1963
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New Ypsilanti Construction: This aerial view looking east along the I-94 expressway shows three major construction sites. At the top, an arrow shows the location of a new 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on which construction will start next week. At the bottom, the letter "A" marks the recently completed Ypsilanti sewage treatment plant, and in the center, "B" indicates the Gault Village Shopping Center which will open soon.
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Snow Skooters In Action At Petoskey Snow Bowl, January 1940

Snow Skooters In Action At Petoskey Snow Bowl, January 1940 image
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January
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1940
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SNOW SKOOTERS IN ACTION: Petoskey places emphasis on snow-skooters, sometimes called saddle skis, which are a recent addition to winter sports. Skillful riders can take the little skooters down winding courses and over jumps. The two pictured above are racing down one of the hills surrounding Petoskey's snow bowl, the in-city winter sports center.
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Young Boy Figure Skates At Petoskey Snow Bowl, January 1940

Young Boy Figure Skates At Petoskey Snow Bowl, January 1940 image
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16
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January
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1940
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BELLBOY SKATES: All sorts of costumes are to be found at Petoskey's snow bowl, where figure skating, an exciting but pleasurable sport, has done much to keep skating one of the most prominent and popular winter sports. Even at Petoskey, however, skiing challenges skating, and the city is developing ski facilities in the surrounding countryside.
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Aerial Photograph of Ypsilanti's Sewage Plant, October 1962

Aerial Photograph of Ypsilanti's Sewage Plant, October 1962 image
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October
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1962
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Sewage Plant Progressing: This aerial view of the city's new sewage plant, located between I-94 and Ford Lake, shows the work about one-third completed. Nearby is the Grove St. overpass, which will soon be widened to permit the construction of a left-turn lane for traffic going from Ypsilanti onto a service drive and the eastbound Expressway lanes.
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Aerial Photograph of the Ann Arbor Eastbelt Bypass over Geddes Road, September 1962

Aerial Photograph of the Ann Arbor Eastbelt Bypass over Geddes Road, September 1962 image
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September
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1962
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Nearing Completion: Two white ribbons of new Ann Arbor Eastbelt paving descending from the north have nearly reached the Geddes Rd. interchange. The interchange, the bridge over the Huron River (lower portion of picture) and the section of the Eastbelt bypass north to US-23 are expected to be opened to traffic by Oct. 27, according to the Michigan State Highway Department. Just below the interchange and bridge at the lower right of this aerial photo is a portion of Hogback Rd.
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Young Figure Skaters Pose For Photo At Petoskey Snow Bowl, January 1940

Young Figure Skaters Pose For Photo At Petoskey Snow Bowl, January 1940 image
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January
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1940
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PRECISION FIGURE SKATING is one of the sports cultivated at Petoskey, which was among Michigan's pioneer cities in winter sports. Scores of children enroll in classes to learn the technique of group skating and choral work on the ice. This scene is from Petoskey's snow bowl, the in-city sports center that has facilities for skating, tobogganing, snow-skooters and, on a limited scale, skiing. Three heated buildings offer warmth and shelter to winter sports fans who want to rest a few moments.
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New Kiddie Korner Toy Store Nearly Ready To Open, September 1949

New Kiddie Korner Toy Store Nearly Ready To Open, September 1949 image
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September
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1949
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Whizzer Motor Sales Co., owners of a new brick and cinder block building at S. Main and W. Madison St., originally planned to use the new store as a sales agency only but have since expanded the business to include a line of children's toys, games and equipment, part of which is shown above. The new store, called the "Kiddie Korner," is scheduled to open Thursday.
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Aerial Photograph of Willow Village, Ypsilanti and Superior Townships, May 1959

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May
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1959
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Village 'Face Lifting': This aerial view of Willow Village shows the changing appearance of the World War II "Bomber City." Some of the more than 500 new private homes occupied in the Ypsilanti township portion are shown as well as part of the 106 new houses constructed in the Superior township section of the Village. Until Ypsilanti township took over operation of the Village, there were more than 2,500 row-type apartment units. Now there are less than 350 such units scattered across the Village. The scarred land remains after the "temporary" rental units are cleared away and until new housing is constructed. This view looks northeast, with Holmes Rd. in the upper right corner.
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Aerial Photograph of Ypsilanti City Dump, June 1959

Aerial Photograph of Ypsilanti City Dump, June 1959 image
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June
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1959
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City Dump's Future Limited: Ypsilanti's city dump, located north of the US-12 Expressway and east of S. Huron St., may be closed to non-city users in the near future unless a solution to the city's future rubbish disposal problem is found soon. The city is negotiating with the Ford Motor Co. about a possible expansion of the dump area to the east (right, above). "Nobody's happy" with the present dump operation, City Manager Olaf R. Pearson said in outlining plans to secure a new sanitary fill site, possibly to serve both the city and Ypsilanti township.
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Burns Park Class D Softball Team, Summer 1942

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1942
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Members of the team are: Front row, left to right, Marty Edwards, Joseph Pfeiffner, Sydney Cook, Lenny Byers, Philip Cramton, Tommy Wiessler, Bill Pulte, David Trost and Hugh Slocum; back row, Ed Trost, Bob Fowler, Jim Collins, Ross Stofflet, Ernest Dirkse and Richard Parker. Absent when the picture was taken were Murray Wight, Charles Veigel, David Townley, Charles Olson and Jack Townsley.

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Burns Park Class D Softball Team, Summer 1942

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1942
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REPEAT CHAMPIONS IN BOYS SOFTBALL: This is the Burns park class D softball team which retained its 1941 championship by winning all of its 12 games this summer. Slauson was runner-up. Members of the team are: Front row, left to right, Marty Edwards, Joseph Pfeiffner, Sydney Cook, Lenny Byers, Philip Cramton, Tommy Wiessler, Bill Pulte, David Trost and Hugh Slocum; back row, Ed Trost, Bob Fowler, Jim Collins, Ross Stofflet, Ernest Dirkse and Richard Parker. Absent when the picture was taken were Murray Wight, Charles Veigel, David Townley, Charles Olson and Jack Townsley.
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Seventh Grade Library Committee Members Work In The Slauson Junior High Library, October 1953

Seventh Grade Library Committee Members Work In The Slauson Junior High Library, October 1953 image
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October
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1953
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Learning library routine first hand and earning school service points at the same time are these Slauson Junior High seventh graders, members of the library committee composed of more than 40 members. At work checking books are Mary Robinson (left foreground) and Carolyn Burnham (right foreground). Reshelving the books in their proper places are Barbara Weber (left background) and Harriet Wright. The pupils report two periods a week to assist the librarian.
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Five Generations Of Jeanne Barth's Family, April 1961

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April
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1961
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FIVE GENERATIONS: The home of Mrs. Robert H. Barth of 2008 Jackson Pl. is a busy place these days. Five generations of people are keeping it that way. Pictured with Mrs. Barth during their visit are (left to right): Oliver La Fond of Rapid River; his daughter, Mrs. Homer Crawford, also of Rapid River; her daughter, Mrs. Barth; Mrs. Barth's daughter, Mrs. Ernie Collins of 2499 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti; and Mrs. Collins' daughter, Deborah, 1 1/2. Her great-great-grandfather is 86.
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Gerald Edwards Poses in His New Plastics Factory in Ypsilanti, January 1995

Gerald Edwards Poses in His New Plastics Factory in Ypsilanti, January 1995 image
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January
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1995
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Gerald Edwards inside the plastic injection factory he soon will be running in the Washtenaw Business Park, located just south of I-94 at Ypsilanti's Huron Street exit.
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Barbara Meadows Reads Black History Book, March 1996

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1996
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Barbara Meadows, photo above, leafs through her rare copy of the original book 'The Underground Railroad' written by former fugitive slave William Grant Still in the late 1800s.
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Lt. Harrie D. Riley Jr. Watches His New Wife, Felice, Cut Their Wedding Cake With A Saber - September 22, 1939

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22
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September
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1939
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BRIDE OF AIR CORPS OFFICER: The former Felice Cartwright of San Antonio, Texas, and Lt. Harrie D. Riley, jr., of the United States Air Corps, son of Maj. and Mrs. Harrie D. Riley of Shadford Rd., were married yesterday morning in the Michigan League chapel and will live at Selfridge Field. The bride cut the wedding cake with the saber of her husband's father at the reception held at the Riley home after the ceremony.
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University Of Michigan Students In A Scene From "The Critic", March 1940

University Of Michigan Students In A Scene From "The Critic", March 1940 image
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March
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1940
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HAVE ROLES IN THE CRITIC: Four of the principals in Play Production's presentation of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's satire "The Critic," which will open a four-day run tonight in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, are shown above in a scene from the play. They are, left to right, Marguerite Mink of Detroit, a senior University student, who has the role of Mrs. Dangle; A. Duane Nelson of Iron River, as Mr. Dangle; James W. Moll of Toledo, in the part of Mr. Puff, an author, and Hugh Norton of New York City as Mr. Sneer. The men are graduate University students. The play satirizes the pompousness and decorativeness of the early theater. Curtain time will be at 8:30.
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John Gilgallon, Defensive End, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

John Gilgallon, Defensive End, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958 image
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September
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1958
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EXPECT RUGGED BATTLE: These St. Thomas gridders and their mates anticipate their sternest test of the season during Sunday night's game with Xavier at Ecorse. At left is John Gilgallon, a rugged defensive end, while at right is Back Pat Dignan, who has scored four Irish TDs this fall on runs ranging from one foot to 65 yards in length.
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Pat Dignan, Back, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

Pat Dignan, Back, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958 image
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September
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1958
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EXPECT RUGGED BATTLE: These St. Thomas gridders and their mates anticipate their sternest test of the season during Sunday night's game with Xavier at Ecorse. At left is John Gilgallon, a rugged defensive end, while at right is Back Pat Dignan, who has scored four Irish TDs this fall on runs ranging from one foot to 65 yards in length.
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Tom Kerner, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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IRISH SENIOR: Tom Kerner, who's seen action at both center and tackle for St. Thomas, is one of a dozen Local Irish seniors with only two remaining prep football games to play. They'll conclude home competition Sunday as they host Farmington Lady of Sorrows.
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John Rutz, End, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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SET FOR GAELS: End John Rutz and his St. Thomas teammates will come to the end of the 1958 football trail tonight as they go against Jackson St. John's in Jackson's Withington Stadium. The Local Irish will be seeking their seventh victory in eight games. Kickoff will come at 8 p.m.
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John Lanciano, Halfback, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

John Lanciano, Halfback, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958 image
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September
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1958
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AWAIT LEAGUE COMPETITION: Games in their respective leagues will occupy these schoolboy halfbacks on the coming weekend. At left is St. Thomas' John Lanciano who has scored two touchdowns from his right-half position. In center is U High's Pete Andrews who has one TD to his credit. At right is Ann Arbor High's Bill Orr who hopes to get into the scoring column Friday night when the Pioneers host Lansing Sexton.
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Dick Rancour, End, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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SEE DUTY FOR IRISH: These four St. Thomas High gridders and their mates will see action Sunday afternoon when the Irish play host to Wayne St. Mary's Blue Knights on the Hollway field turf. From left are End Dick Rancour, Guard Gary Glance, Halfback Lamont Antieau and End John LaCombe.
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Gary Glance, Guard, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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SEE DUTY FOR IRISH: These four St. Thomas High gridders and their mates will see action Sunday afternoon when the Irish play host to Wayne St. Mary's Blue Knights on the Hollway field turf. From left are End Dick Rancour, Guard Gary Glance, Halfback Lamont Antieau and End John LaCombe.
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Lamont Antieau, Halfback, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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SEE DUTY FOR IRISH: These four St. Thomas High gridders and their mates will see action Sunday afternoon when the Irish play host to Wayne St. Mary's Blue Knights on the Hollway field turf. From left are End Dick Rancour, Guard Gary Glance, Halfback Lamont Antieau and End John LaCombe.
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John LaCombe, End, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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SEE DUTY FOR IRISH: These four St. Thomas High gridders and their mates will see action Sunday afternoon when the Irish play host to Wayne St. Mary's Blue Knights on the Hollway field turf. From left are End Dick Rancour, Guard Gary Glance, Halfback Lamont Antieau and End John LaCombe.
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Joe Tramontin, Lineman, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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AMONG THE 'UNSUNG' ONES: Ann Arbor High's Fred Matzinger and Wayne Myers (bottom left & top right) and St. Thomas High's Joe Tramontin and Bob Hopp (top left & bottom right) are among the linemen Pioneer and Irish fans should spare a moment to watch during weekend games. Matzinger, who weighs 137 pounds, and Myers, who scales 236, are Pioneer juniors who will be busy at Lansing Eastern tomorrow night. Tramontin, a senior, and Hopp, a junior, will go for the Irish against Dearborn Sacred Heart here on Sunday.
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Bob Hopp, Lineman, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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AMONG THE 'UNSUNG' ONES: Ann Arbor High's Fred Matzinger and Wayne Myers (bottom left & top right) and St. Thomas High's Joe Tramontin and Bob Hopp (top left & bottom right) are among the linemen Pioneer and Irish fans should spare a moment to watch during weekend games. Matzinger, who weighs 137 pounds, and Myers, who scales 236, are Pioneer juniors who will be busy at Lansing Eastern tomorrow night. Tramontin, a senior, and Hopp, a junior, will go for the Irish against Dearborn Sacred Heart here on Sunday.
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John Darr, Back, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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READY TO GO: These Ann Arbor prepsters and their mates will be in action on the weekend as the 1958 schoolboy football season nears its close. At top is Ann Arbor High Tackle Jon Ingebrigtsen, one of 20 seniors apt to see action against Ypsilanti High here tonight. At center is St. Thomas Back John Darr, a junior, who proved last Sunday he can run the team from the quarterback spot. He'll be playing Sunday afternoon as the Local Irish entertain Farmington Lady of Sorrows. At bottom is U High Sophomore Jeff Fischer who'll be in the starting backfield at Saline tonight as the Cubs go against the Hornets in an important Huron League contest.
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St. Thomas High School Cheerleaders, September 1958

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September
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1958
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ST. THOMAS CHEERLEADERS: These five St. Thomas High School cheerleaders jump high into the air in performing a "split kick" while practicing this week to cheer the school's football team to victory. The girls will get a workout Sunday at the St. Thomas - Our Lady of Sorrows of Farmington football game here.
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George Sears, Defensive Lineman, St. Thomas High School Football Team, September 1958

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September
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1958
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LOOKING TOWARD JACKSON: Games at Jackson will occupy Ann Arbor High and St. Thomas gridders on the coming weekend. Among those getting ready are Pioneers Larry Fowler (left) and Jim Dixon (right) plus St. Thomas' George Sears (center). Fowler, a junior, plays fullback and is credited with Ann Arbor's longest scoring run, 85 yards, this season. The versatile Dixon, a senior, appears as a defensive end or back at times, runs the team as quarterback at others, has been an offensive halfback, and last year was the Pioneers' extra-point booter. Sears, a junior lineman, is a defensive specialist for St. Thomas. Ann Arbor will meet Jackson High, St. Thomas Jackson St. John.
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Walter and John Metzger, January 1991

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1991
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John Metzger, left, and his father, Walter, at their namesake downtown eatery.
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Walter Metzger, son John, and restaurant manager Douglas Kalis, July 1978

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July
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1978
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METZGER'S German Restaurant has been a part of Ann Arbor's varied restaurant scene for longer then any other family-operated restaurant -- 50 years. Here Walter Metzger, center, talks over business with his son John, left, and restaurant manager Douglas Kalis, right. John will be carrying on the Metzger tradition Jan. 1 when he and Kalis become part owners of the business. (News photo by Larry Wright)
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Chef Jimmy Bennett at Metzger's German Restaurant, July 1978

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July
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1978
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Chef Jimmy Bennett has been cooking traditioinal German foods for 20 years at Metzger's German Restaurant. But the Metzger family has been in the restaurant budiness 50 years -- the longest time of any family in Ann Arbor. For a look at Metzger's past and present, turn to Page D-16
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Walter S. Metzger at a surprise party in celebration of the 50th-anniversary of his family's business, December 1978

Walter S. Metzger at a surprise party in celebration of the 50th-anniversary of his family's business, December 1978 image
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December
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1978
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Metzger's Day -- Mar. Douglas (Sue) Kalis, wife of the manager of Metzger's German Restaurant, greets Walter S. Metzger at the Romanoff Hall door Sunday. The local restaurant proprieter says he thought he was going to a wedding anniversary celebration for friends, but it turned out to be a surprise party for Metzger to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the family business by his father, William, in 1928. Some 200 attended the party, arranged by employees and community leaders. Mayor Louis D. Belcher proclaimed the day "Metzger's German Restaurant Day" in Ann Arbor (Staff Photo by Cecil Lockard)
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Albert Kempfert On His 93rd Birthday - May 26, 1953

Albert Kempfert On His 93rd Birthday - May 26, 1953 image
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May
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1953
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One of the city's oldest residents, Albert Kempfert of 925 Wall St., observes his 93rd birthday today. He holds a prayer book given him by his late wife's father at the time of their wedding in 1886.
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Beekeeper Fred Dittmer Controls Bee Swarm on an Ann Arbor News Truck, May 1980

Beekeeper Fred Dittmer Controls Bee Swarm on an Ann Arbor News Truck, May 1980 image
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22
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May
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1980
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BEES TIME - The day's news came to the newspaper Wednesday afternoon when a swarm of bees took up temporary residence on the headlights of an Ann Arbor News truck. The sight attracted numerous spectators to the E. Washington Street side of The News' parking lot but all but one onlooker stayed a good distance away. The only person who got a close-up view was Fred Dittmer, a professional beekeeper, who was summoned to the scene to remove the bees. Dittmer, of 181 Scio Church Road, had little trouble coaxing the swarm into a hive and says he doesn't mind being stung a couple times a year. He says it helps with his arthritis.
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Bees Swarm an Ann Arbor News Truck, May 1980

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May
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1980
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BEES TIME - The day's news came to the newspaper Wednesday afternoon when a swarm of bees took up temporary residence on the headlights of an Ann Arbor News truck. The sight attracted numerous spectators to the E. Washington Street side of The News' parking lot but all but one onlooker stayed a good distance away. The only person who got a close-up view was Fred Dittmer, a professional beekeeper, who was summoned to the scene to remove the bees. Dittmer, of 181 Scio Church Road, had little trouble coaxing the swarm into a hive and says he doesn't mind being stung a couple times a year. He says it helps with his arthritis.
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'Welcome to Ypsilanti' Sign to be Taken Down, March 1973

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15
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March
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1973
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The tattered eight-year-old welcome sign located off the I-94 expressway may be making its exit soon. Ypsilanti Area Jaycees can no longer maintain it because a new state law stipulates that a sign of its size must be maintained by a municipality. So, Jaycees offered to donate it to Ypsilanti City and Township, but officials from both municipalities indicate they're not interested. The sign now faces condemnation by the state.
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Michael Curtis Removes Mannequin From Power Center Exhibit, December 1981

Michael Curtis Removes Mannequin From Power Center Exhibit, December 1981 image
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December
Year
1981
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Michael Curtis carries a mannequin — part of the exhibit — from the Power Center
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Rickety Staircase at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978

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July
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1978
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NO EXIT, NO ENTRY -- Padlocking a door is a violation of fire safety rules, but the door above left has been chained and padlocked because its frame is ready to break away from the brick walls. On the other side of the same door, above right, is a rickety, unrailed staircase.
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