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Thurston Elementary Students Watching Eggs Hatch, June 1982

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Day
3
Month
June
Year
1982
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Students at Thurston Elementary in Ypsilanti aren't worried about whether the chicken or the egg comes first. They kept eggs nice and warm in their classroom for a few days and the chicks started popping right out, much to their amazed eyes.

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Power Lines Reflect The Early Morning Sun, March 1986

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Day
19
Month
March
Year
1986
Caption
ELECTRIC GLOW - The reflection of the early morning sun Wednesday on power lines along Dexter Road at Maple Road gave the impression of actually seeing electricity running through the wires.
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Loretta Collins Outside Trial of her Son, John Norman Collins

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Month
August
Year
1970
Caption
Collins, Mother At Sentencing: Mrs. Loretta Collins, mother of convicted murderer John Norman Collins, and the Rev. Patrick Jackson, a family counselor, pause for a moment outside the Washtenaw County building where her son was sentenced today [this photo]. At right, Collins smiles in response to his mother's encouraging remark, "Good luck and keep your chin up." Collins received the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.
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West Park Pageant, Rehearsal for Rip VanWinkle Scene

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Month
August
Year
1954
Caption
Rehearse for Pageant: There was lots of activity at West Park Band Shell yesterday as children from various city playgrounds rehearsed their parts for the playground pageant ""American Storybook."" It will be given at the shell at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow, or in case of rain, on Thursday. Supervising the Rip VanWinkle scene above are Virginia Dawson (left), Donald J. Shetler, director, throwing bowling ball, and Rosemary Scanlon (right), who has charge of dancing.
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The Seventh Seal Play West Park

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Month
July
Year
1967
Caption
Sunday Concert in West Park: Ron Miller of 1023 Church (right foreground) plays the electric bass guitar at one of The Seventh Seal's Sunday concerts in West Park band shell. Bill Kirchen sings into the microphone just behind Miller. Steve Elliott plays the drums at left. Dan Chesluk is playing the electric organ at center. The concerts are well attended, with hundreds of persons showing up last Sunday. Many city residents have joined the crowds--some to satisfy their curiousity.
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The Rationals Heading Out on the Road

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Month
September
Year
1966
Caption
The Rocky Road Is What They Prefer: Live is just on rock 'n' roll after another for The Rationals, four talented teen-agers from Ann Arbor who find their recording, ""Respect,"" is listed in the magic top 10 tunes in Detroit and is catching on across the nation. National distribution has been under way for only a week. Having a moment of madness with their new van are (perched on top, left to right) Scott Morgan and Terry Trabandt and (below, left to right) Steve Correll, Hugh ""Jeep"" Holland, the group's manager, and Bill Figg.
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Enjoying a Concert in West Park

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Month
August
Year
1964
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Band Concert in the Park: Mrs. Sidney Fine and her daughter, Debby (left foreground), join the Henry E. Christophersons and daughter, Jane (right foreground), the family of Civic Concert bandsman Don Christopherson who played a baritone horn solo at Wednesday's concert at West Park. With the group are the Clarence Baylises, parents of another performer, Don Baylis. The concerts last an hour.
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Baritone Soloist and Admirer, West Park

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Month
August
Year
1964
Caption
Soloist and Admirer: Baritone horn soloist Don Christopherson tunes up for the band concert at West Park under the admiring gaze of a faithful member of the audience, five-year-old Scott George, son of the James Georges of Brooks Street. For his solo, Mr. Christopherson chose Andante et Allegro by Barat. Victor Bordo conducts the band composed of some 80 adults, University and high school students.
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Sunday Poetry Reading in West Park

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Month
July
Year
1973
Caption
Poetry at West Park: John Bollweg, a philosophy and logic instructor at Washtenaw Community College, leans toward an attentive audience as he reads his poetry Saturday at the West Park band shelter. Poetry readings are given every Saturday at the park, beginning at 1 p.m. the audience is invited to participate during an open reading session beginning at 3 p.m.
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West Park Ice Rinks Being Prepared for Skating

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Month
January
Year
1965
Caption
Ice Rinks Being Prepared: Work was in full swing again today at the city's ice rinks in an effort to have them prepared for weekend skating. So far this year the weather has severely curtailed use of the skating at the city facilities. Working at West Park is Ray Gibson (foreground), a Parks Department employee who lives at 627 Miller.
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Leaf Removal from West Park Pool

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Month
January
Year
1963
Caption
Signs of Summer: City workmen are removing leaves from the two municipal wading pools at West Park (shown here) and Burns Park in preparation for the summer season of the Recreation Department. The program, opening next Monday, will include supervised play periods in the pools which are equipped with shower-type sprays. Leaves shown being removed by tractor-mounted scoop and dump trucks are intentionally packed in the concrete pools to prevent cracking from freezing during the winter. The pools are favorite spots for many youngsters.
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Preparing West Park Ice Rink on a Cold Day

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Month
January
Year
1963
Caption
Ice Forms Fast: With the thermometer registering 3 below, Parks Department employee Robert Ferri had no trouble adding to the ice surface -- what he was primarily concerned about was keeping from freezing himself.
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Skaters Enjoying West Park Ice Rink

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Month
February
Year
1960
Caption
Still Skating: Illustrative of Ann Arbor's topsy-turvy winter is this group of skaters enjoying their sport at West Park yesterday afternoon. Normally all outdoor skating in the city ends by mid-February. This year, however, the area seems to be getting winter's hardest blows as the season nears its end. More snow is expected tonight.
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Pie-Eating Contest, West Park

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Month
July
Year
1959
Caption
Eye Full of Pie: Table manners were forgotten as these six and seven-year-old youngsters participated in a pie-eating contest at West Park. The event was sponsored by the Ann Arbor Recreation Department. Winners were named in various age groups.
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Interior of New Shelter in West Park

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Month
February
Year
1959
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Inside Story: this is a view of the attractive interior of the city's brand new West Park shelter which was put to use for the first time this week. Note the exposed beams. The shelter, built at a cost of $36,017, includes an outdoor fireplace.
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Construction of New Shelter in West Park

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Month
January
Year
1959
Caption
Park Shelter Nears Completion: The new West Park shelter house, being constructed at a cost of $36,017, nears completion. When completed the shelter will be used by skaters and participants in other recreation activities at the park.
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Construction of New Shelter in West Park

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Month
November
Year
1958
Caption
West Park Shelter: Construction progresses on the new West Park shelter, which is being built on the northeast edge of the park near the Chapin St. entrance. The shelter will be used by ice skaters taking part in the Ann Arbor Recreation Department's winter program and for other recreation activities.
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Tetherball in West Park

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Month
June
Year
1958
Caption
Playground Activities: City youngsters play tether ball this morning in West Park as the Ann Arbor Recreation Department's supervised summer recreation program gets under way. The program, which opened today, includes many other activities for children and adults, ranging from swimming instruction to instrumental music. The supervised playground activities are scheduled at 13 local parks and school playgrounds.
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Sweeping Snow in West Park

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Month
February
Year
1958
Caption
Snow Must Go: The Ann Arbor area's first substantial snowfall in weeks caused minor problems at city skating rinks. Here, a city employee operates a rotary broom to clear the ice at West Park. The snow won't break the cold snap, weathermen say.
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Sailboat Race in West Park Pool

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Month
July
Year
1957
Caption
Push on the Pond: Here's the start of a sailboat race on the wading pool at West Park yesterday afternoon. The contestants made their own vessels and a friendly breeze carried the boats across the water to the far side of the pool. Several of the ships are off to a strong start in this picture but the ultimate winner was--well, see the picture below.
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Sailboat Race Winner: Phillip Conlin, Age 8

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Month
July
Year
1957
Caption
Successful Skipper: The winner of the race was Phillip Conlin, 8, of 1304 Harbrooke Ave. Phillip's entry was a single-masted vessel carrying a sail that looks suspiciously like a discarded dishtowel.
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Children's Rhythm Band, West Park

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Month
June
Year
1957
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Making Music: Children love to make music as this rhythm band at West Park testifies. The cymbal-crashing, tambourine-smacking band is but one of numerous summer play activities being offered at six local playgrounds.
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Chippewa at West Park

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Month
July
Year
1955
Caption
Heap Big Excitement: Small eyes watch in wonderment as a Chippewa Indian entertains in West Park. The Indian troupe was encamped at West Park under sponsorship of the city recreation department.
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Spring Cleaning, West Park

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Month
February
Year
1955
Caption
Cleaning Up For Summer: Spring cleaning is under way in Ann Arbor's parks. The Park Department employee here is working at West Park cleaning up leaves, twigs and branches in preparation for the summer season ahead.
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Season Opening Concert at West Park Bandshell, July 1943

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Month
July
Year
1943
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Park Band Opens Summer Season: The Ann Arbor Park band, sponsored by Joseph F. Buhr of the Buhr Machine Tool Co., opened its summer season last night with a concert in West Park. The band, directed by D. C. Ryan, is shown playing from the orchestra shell for a gathering of music lovers sitting on benches and on the grass. Present plans call for a series of six Sunday evening concerts by the band, which is composed of both union and non-union musicians employed in Ann Arbor, many of them at the Buhr plant. The band was organized last summer by Mr. Buhr for the benefit of both music-lovers and musicians.
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Ann Arbor Police Department - Chief of Police Walter E. Krasny Confers With Psychic Peter Hurkos and Ed Silver on Coed Murders, July 1969

Ann Arbor Police Department - Chief of Police Walter E. Krasny Confers With Psychic Peter Hurkos and Ed Silver on Coed Murders, July 1969 image
Month
July
Year
1969
Caption
Police Chief Krasny Confers With Peter Hurkos (Center), Ed Silver
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Rev. Mark Inglot blesses Neil Zajic's hamster, Bronco, during the Blessing of the Pets at St. Francis of Assisi Church, October 1983

Rev. Mark Inglot blesses Neil Zajic's hamster, Bronco, during the Blessing of the Pets at St. Francis of Assisi Church, October 1983 image
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2
Month
October
Year
1983
Caption
BLESSING BRONCO -- Six-year-old Neil Zajic's hamster, Bronco, was one of the many animals, from poodles to pythons, blessed by the Rev. Mark Inglot of Ann Arbor's St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Sunday afternoon in his annual blessing of parishioners' pets. St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order in Italy in the 13th century, for whom the church is named, was noted for his lover of nature, and is often depicted in art preaching to the birds.
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