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Vintage Ford in the U-M Michigras Parade, April 1950

Vintage Ford in the U-M Michigras Parade, April 1950 image
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1950
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OLD TRANSPORTATION: This vintage Ford got over-heated despite the chill in yesterday's Michigras parade as it chugged along in mile-long parade to advertise the "Sparkling Garter Saloon."
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Elizabeth Ann Fawcett plays the organ at Trinity Lutheran Church, April 1950

Elizabeth Ann Fawcett plays the organ at Trinity Lutheran Church, April 1950 image
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Little Elizabeth Ann Fawcett of 1505 Anderson St., probably Ann Arbor's youngest organist, is seated before the electric organ at Trinity Lutheran Church where she will play tomorrow morning during special church school Easter services. She is only eight years old. (Story on page 11)
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Bob & Carol Taylor In Costume On Halloween, October 1980

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At the Phillip Borkowski residence at 422 Crest, Robert Chase found the strange couple above claiming to be local radio personality Fat Bob Taylor and wife Carol. More reliable sources, however, assured The News that the visitors were really Count Dracula and his bloodthirsty companion Vampira.
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Todd Hansen, Explorer Scout, & Harry Jinkerson, Ann Arbor Police Officer, Test A Metal Detector On Halloween Candy, October 1981

Todd Hansen, Explorer Scout, & Harry Jinkerson, Ann Arbor Police Officer, Test A Metal Detector On Halloween Candy, October 1981 image
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October
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1981
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GETTING READY - Police, with the aid of McDonald's restaurants in the area, are preparing for Halloween ghouls - the real kind. Explorer scout Todd Hansen, left, and Ann Arbor police officer Harry Jinkerson test out a metal detector officers will be using Halloween night to check out candy children are given during trick-or-treat rounds. The detectors, which can spot miniature metal particles, narcotics or drug substances, will be available at McDonald restaurants at 2000 W. Stadium Blvd., and 373 N. Zeeb Road, 3811 Carpenter Road, 4775 Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti, 16 Ecorse Road in Ypsilanti, and 7847 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline. The restaurants will also have a surprise for each child.
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Fraternity "Angels" and "Devils" in the U-M Michigras Parade, April 1950

Fraternity "Angels" and "Devils" in the U-M Michigras Parade, April 1950 image
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1950
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CHILLY HADES: A "sinners and saints" scene was depicted by members of Alph Phi (the "angels") and Acacala fraternity (the "devils") in yesterday's Michigras parade. The "angels" had a little trouble keeping their halos at the right angle, but the "devils'" horns were most secure.
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Aerial Photograph of US-12 Expressway Southeast of Ypsilanti, September 1958

Aerial Photograph of US-12 Expressway Southeast of Ypsilanti, September 1958 image
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New Expressway Cutoff Opened: This $1,028,864 cutoff of the US-12 Expressway southeast of Ypsilanti was opened to traffic yesterday. The cutoff (center) carries through Expressway traffic from a point near McGregor Ave. to S. Harris Rd. (lower right). The former Expressway lanes (across center) will continue to be used for local area traffic. The project, slated for completion by Nov. 30, eliminates two sharp curves in the Expressway and shortens the actual travel distance by nearly two miles. Part of the West Willow Subdivision area is at top left.
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Aerial Photograph of Proposed Landfill, Pittsfield Township, September 1958

Aerial Photograph of Proposed Landfill, Pittsfield Township, September 1958 image
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1958
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Proposed Fill Site: This is the site of the proposed sanitary fill, suggested by Ann Arbor city officials, in Pittsfield township. Platt Rd. extends along the top, and Ellsworth Rd. runs down the left side. A dump is shown at the intersection, while the light area is gravel. The Pittsfield Township Board will discuss the proposal tonight.
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Aerial Photograph of the Peninsular Paper Co. on LeForge Road, Ypsilanti, September 1958

Aerial Photograph of the Peninsular Paper Co. on LeForge Road, Ypsilanti, September 1958 image
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1958
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Leforge Rd. Relocation Approved: The Ypsilanti City Council last night approved a plan which will relocate Leforge Rd. 18 feet to the east in front of the Peninsular Paper Co. (above). The change was necessary to permit construction of a $350,000 addition to the plant without encroaching on the road's right-of-way. The addition will be built north of the main Peninsular building. The roadway will be moved to the east (left above) between the New York Central Railroad tracks and the LeForge Rd. bridge.
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Aerial Photograph of New Ypsilanti Township Junior High School Building, September 1958

Aerial Photograph of New Ypsilanti Township Junior High School Building, September 1958 image
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New School Progress: Construction work is rising above ground level on a new $1,500,000 junior high school to serve the western half of the Ypsilanti School District. The school, located in Ypsilanti township, will face N. Mansfield Ave. between Pearl and Grant Sts. Construction of a similar junior high to serve the eastern portion of the district is scheduled to get under way this fall at a site northwest of Tyler Rd. and Emerick St. The west side school is expected to be completed in about a year.
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Aerial Photograph of New Swimming Pool at Willow Run High School, May 1958

Aerial Photograph of New Swimming Pool at Willow Run High School, May 1958 image
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View of School's New Pool: An open house will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. today at the new swimming pool addition (building at extreme left) to Willow Run High School. Since completion last month, the pool has been used regularly by Willow Run classes, and a program for using the $500,000 facility during the summer and all other non-school houses is now being planned by the Recreation Department. Formal dedication of the pool will be held next fall.
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Totem Pole Of Pumpkins At 2618 Sequoia, October 1991

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PUMPKIN POLE: Gary and Marty Rauser have begun a Halloween tradition in their yard at 2618 Sequoia in Scio Township: a pumpkin totem pole. They got the idea from Gary's mother, who had a similar display at her home, 2060 W. Liberty, each Halloween for the past 15 to 20 years. She died in January. 'Now we'll be doing it every year,' Marty Rauser says.
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Eugenia Stegath Receives A Certificate Of Merit For Her Work With Disabled Veterans At University Hospital, July 1951

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1951
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Mrs. Eugenia Stegath, a claims clerk handling work for disabled veterans at the University Hospital for the past four years, today was presented a certificate of merit by the Disabled American Veterans for her "sympathetic, persistent and intelligent efforts." Here she receives the award from Donald Bachman (right), head of the local Veterans' Center, while R. O. Cleveland (left), University Hospital credit manager, and Dr. Albert C. Kerlikowske, hospital director, look on.
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Aerial Photograph of Eastern Michigan University Campus, Ypsilanti, March 1958

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March
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1958
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Eastern Michigan College Campus: This aerial view of the Eastern Michigan College campus shows several recently-completed buildings. To the left is Pine Grove terrace, 14 apartment units for married students (1), and to the right (2) is the new women's residence hall project. The new Strong Physical Science Building (3) stands in the lower right corner. The large building (4) toward the center is Bowen Fieldhouse. The EMC campus extends to N. Huron River Dr.
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Lynda Peltz - Bride of Arthur H. Copeland Jr., September 1947

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September
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1947
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Before her marriage Sunday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Arthur H. Copeland, jr., was Lynda Peltz. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Peltz of Clinton, Ill. Mr. Copeland's parents are Prof. and Mrs. A. H. Copeland of Oswego St.
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Aerial Photograph of Proposed Shopping Center Site, Ypsilanti Township, March 1958

Aerial Photograph of Proposed Shopping Center Site, Ypsilanti Township, March 1958 image
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Proposed Shopping Center Site: The outlined area shown here has been proposed as the site of the million-dollar shopping center in western Ypsilanti township, but the Township Zoning Board last night voted against approving a permissive zoning change. The 4.77-acre site is bounded on the north by Washtenaw Rd.; Hewitt Rd. (bottom) on the west and Rosedale Ave. on the east. Plans call for a 17-store center with parking for 304 cars. Developers may appeal the zoning board's action or build low-cost houses.
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Aerial Photograph of Pinckney Recreation Area's Bruin Lake, February 1958

Aerial Photograph of Pinckney Recreation Area's Bruin Lake, February 1958 image
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February
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1958
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This is Bruin Lake: A million-dollar recreation development program for Bruin Lake in the Pinckney Recreation Area was disclosed this week. News Photographer Dick Kerr pictures the lake from a plane, looking southwest. Numbers mark (1) the site for a proposed day-use area with parking facilities for 900 cars, (2) a public beach, now under construction, which will be part of the day-use area, (3) the Portage Trails Boy Scout Council's camp, (4) privately owned frontage and cottages, (5) locations of three proposed campgrounds with a total of 550 campsites, (6) a proposed boat lagoon and launching area. Not shown is a proposed 60-unit trailer parking area, below the bottom of the picture.
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Aerial Photograph of New General Motors Co. Plant at Willow Run, April 1959

Aerial Photograph of New General Motors Co. Plant at Willow Run, April 1959 image
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Smaller-Car Factory Site: This is an aerial view of the new, multi-million dollar General Motors Corp. plant at Willow Run. An announcement from GM today was expected to end widespread speculation for the past 13 months that the auto firm would make a small type car, and that it would be produced at Willow Run east of Ypsilanti. The new assembly plant (1) is directly east of and connected to the former Chevrolet Truck Plant (2). A railroad siding (3), expanded at a cost of nearly $300,000, will service the new plant and now has a capacity for storing up to 125 box cars. GM's "first" plant at Willow Run is the former Ford Bomber Plant (4) which General Motors purchased five years ago for its Detroit Transmission Division.
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Aerial Photograph of Willow Village Houses Construction, September 1958

Aerial Photograph of Willow Village Houses Construction, September 1958 image
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New Homes in Village: New "221" homes now line many streets in Willow Village, replacing temporary wartime rental units. More than 400 houses have been built under Section 221 of the Federal Housing Administration code, with several hundred more to go. Homes sell for under $10,000, with long-term FHA loans.
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The Miller Family Outside Their Renovated Schoolhouse Home, December 1960

The Miller Family Outside Their Renovated Schoolhouse Home, December 1960 image
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The old school bell has begun a new life ringing the Millers' guests in and out.
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The Miller Family Relaxes In Their Renovated Schoolhouse Home, December 1960

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NEW LEASE ON LIFE: The Rev. G. Alexander Miller tells his wife and two sons a bit of the past of their "living room," the restored classroom of Merrill School.
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Batman Cuts Hair At The Arcade Barbers On Halloween - October 31, 1994

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BAT HAIR DAY - Leon Rott gives James Lawrence a trim while decked out in a Batman costume for Halloween. Rott, a barber at the Arcade Barbers, dresses up every year.
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"Tweetie Pie" Homecoming Display At Sigma Kappa, October 1959

"Tweetie Pie" Homecoming Display At Sigma Kappa, October 1959 image
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HOMECOMING DISPLAY: A Wisconsin badger, not the cartoon character "Tweetie Pie," is caged in a homecoming display at the University's Sigma Kappa sorority, 626 Oxford Rd. Displays went up last night and early this morning at fraternities and sororities.
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West Quad's "I Was A Teen-Age WereWolverine" Homecoming Display At Adams House, October 1959

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1959
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UMBRELLAS UP: Members of Adams House in West Quadrangle add umbrellas to their homecoming display with a Hollywood theme. "I Was A Teen-Age WereWolverine" is the scene depicted. Fog and rain failed to dampen the festivities.
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"20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" - West Quad Homecoming Display Created By Members Of Allen-Rumsey House, October 1959

"20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" - West Quad Homecoming Display Created By Members Of Allen-Rumsey House, October 1959 image
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MICHISQUID: A giant "Michisquid Squashes Badger Squad" is the display set up by members of Allen Rumsey House in West Quadrangle.
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"No Room At The Top" Homecoming Display At Gamma Phi Beta, October 1959

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FROM MOVIE OF SAME NAME: "No Room at the Top," title of a movie, is used as the theme for Gamma Phi Beta sorority's display at 1520 S. University Ave.
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A Transit Mixer Truck Waits To Be Filled At The Ann Arbor Construction Company, December 1954

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CENTER OF OPERATIONS: This tower is the center of operations in a transit mix concrete plant. The crane is depositing stone which, along with sand, constitutes the "aggregates." In this tower, stone, sand, water and cement are mixed by weight (volume in the case of water) and deposited into the waiting truck seen underneath the tower. The blended ingredients are mixed en route to the job.
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A Truck Waits To Be Filled At The Ann Arbor Construction Company Asphalt Plant, December 1954

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1954
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ONE OF FOUR: Here at the Ann Arbor Construction Co. asphalt concrete plant on N. Main St., just south of the new Whitmore Lake bridge, a truck is about to be filled. Here, asphalt or bituminous concrete is made of sand, stone, fly ash, water and asphalt cement. The firm has three other similar plants - one near Pontiac and two portable plants.
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Angell Hall Progress, October 1951

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1951
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AIRVIEW OF ANGELL HALL ADDITION: This Ann Arbor News aerial photo shows progress on the addition to Angell Hall and the location of the new wings. The top of the new Administration Building is in left foreground. In upper left corner are the Natural Science Building and the Chemistry Building, which also has a new wing to the right. West Medical Building is at top right, and the roof of the General Library can be seen. Nestled close to the south end of Angell Hall is the spire-topped Romance Languages Building.
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Aerial Photograph of University of Michigan School of Music Building, September 1976

Aerial Photograph of University of Michigan School of Music Building, September 1976 image
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September
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A Peaceful Setting: It's nestled into one of the most peaceful, pleasant hillside settings in the city. It's by a quiet lake where, often in good weather, concerts or recitals are performed. This is the U-M School of Music building, designed by Aero Saarinen and completed in 1964. This North Campus site is a center for musical education, housing one of the oldest music colleges in the country, and the hub of a vast array of musical activities on campus. (News photo by Cecil Lockard)
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Pumpkins Decorate The Front Porch Of The Michigan House Co-Op, October 1994

Pumpkins Decorate The Front Porch Of The Michigan House Co-Op, October 1994 image
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October
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1994
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DELIGHTFUL FACES - Two jack-o'-lanterns seem to delight in the cold rain Monday at the Michigan House Coop at 315 N. State St.
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St. John High School Students Decorate For Their Upcoming Halloween Masquerade Ball, October 1959

St. John High School Students Decorate For Their Upcoming Halloween Masquerade Ball, October 1959 image
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1959
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READY DECORATIONS FOR DANCE: These St. John High School students are preparing decorations for a "masquerade ball" Halloween dance to be held at the school tomorrow night. From the left are Don Pelletier, Joy Dignan, Sue Shipstead, Joan Feuerstein and John Fox. Music will be provided by records.
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Spring Cleanup Yields 78 Bags Of Yard Refuse In Front Of 2101 Belmont Road, April 1972

Spring Cleanup Yields 78 Bags Of Yard Refuse In Front Of 2101 Belmont Road, April 1972 image
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1972
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Another sign of spring is in evidence in front of the home of Dr. William E. Brown III, 2101 Belmont Rd. Exactly 78 plastic bags full of leaves, twigs and other natural yard refuse left over by winter are neatly lined up along the curb waiting to be collected by city trucks. The outdoor spring cleanup project that produced such sizeable results was conducted all last week after school by the Browns' son, Bill, and two friends. At a quarter a bag, a kid could get rich.
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Mary Stevens Wins $500 In A National Essay Contest, December 1951

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December
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1951
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A $500 check was presented yesterday to Mary A. Stevens, 16-year-old Ann Arbor High School senior (center), for her prize-winning essay on the topic, "How Can We Protect Our American Heritage of Personal Freedom?" The Ann Arbor High Parents-Teacher Association also shared in the recognition in the national contest with a $50 check. Nicholas J. Prakken, PTA president (left) accepted that award. Charles A. Norton of Detroit (right), representative of the sponsoring Holmes-Darst Coal Corp of Knoxville, Tenn., made the presentations at the high school.
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Children Trying On Halloween Masks, October 1977

Children Trying On Halloween Masks, October 1977 image
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October
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1977
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Halloween quickly approaches and it's none too soon for little spooks and goblins to decide what they'll be on the night of haunting possibilities next Monday. At Kiddie-Land on Main Street, Christine Lutz, 3, tries on monstrous disguise (left)and more subdued Alison Brown, 3, is a clown with some help from Zelda Brown.
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Aerial View of Fritz School Area and Fairgrounds (Future Veterans Memorial Park), October 1951

Aerial View of Fritz School Area and Fairgrounds (Future Veterans Memorial Park), October 1951 image
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October
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1951
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EXPANSION TO THE WEST: Graveled Maple Rd. (running diagonally across picture) may become a city street in the not-too-distant future. Growth to date can be seen in this Ann Arbor News aerial photograph. Home Realty Co.'s 100-home Arbor Heights subdivision No. 2 (at upper left) is under construction Fritz School to right of Maple Rd. (near center of picture) has already been taken into the city school district (June, 1949). The Ann Arbor Board of Education anticipating continued growth bought a ten-acre site last June for a proposed 18-20 room elementary school. The site includes open fields (left edge of picture) and part of wooded area. The fairgrounds (at upper right) may be a community recreation center if City Council plans to buy it are carried out.
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Aerial View of Ann Arbor Carport, April 1950

Aerial View of Ann Arbor Carport, April 1950 image
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April
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1950
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These aerial photographs illustrate how strategically Ann Arbor's parking lots are placed in reference to the city's shopping and business areas. At left is the $290,000 municipal carport at First and Washington Sts., only one block south of Huron St. and two blocks west of Main St. At right [not pictured here] is the city parking lot on S. Fifth Ave. between William and Washington Sts., only one block east of Main St. Both parking areas, therefore, are within one block of the main business districts. One other major city lot, the Maynard St. lot, which is not shown in the pictures, is only located one block from the State St. campus shopping and business area.
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