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A Truck Waits To Be Filled At The Ann Arbor Construction Company Asphalt Plant, December 1954

A Truck Waits To Be Filled At The Ann Arbor Construction Company Asphalt Plant, December 1954 image
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December
Year
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

Angell Hall Progress, October 1951 image
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October
Year
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
Year
1976
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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
Year
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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October
Year
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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April
Year
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

Mary Stevens Wins $500 In A National Essay Contest, December 1951 image
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December
Year
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
Year
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
Month
October
Year
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
Year
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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Aerial View of new South Quadrangle Dormitory, March 5, 1951

Aerial View of new South Quadrangle Dormitory, March 5, 1951 image
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March
Year
1951
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AIRVIEW OF 'SKYSCRAPER DORMITORY': Only interior furnishing remains before the new South Quadrangle University men's residence, shown in the right foreground, will be ready for occupancy. The eight-story, $5,000,000 structure will house nearly 1,200 students. At the left is the West Quadrangle and Michigan Union, while just beyond the South Quadrangle, to the east, is the Law Quadrangle.
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Mary Palmer Is Named Ann Arbor High School's Homecoming Queen, October 1959

Mary Palmer Is Named Ann Arbor High School's Homecoming Queen, October 1959 image
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October
Year
1959
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HOMECOMING QUEEN: Ann Arbor High School Homecoming Queen Mary Palmer (center) is congratulated by Dick Adams, captain of the Pioneer football team last year. Mary was named queen during half-time activities at last night's game with Lansing Eastern. Members of the homecoming court stand in the background.
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Lynn Webber Serves Her Family Pumpkin Bread, October 1968

Lynn Webber Serves Her Family Pumpkin Bread, October 1968 image
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October
Year
1968
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Halloween gremlins may take a fancy to carving pumpkins, but at the Richard C. Webber home, 1408 Lincoln, the goblins prefer bread made from pumpkin. Ready to sample the fare served by their mother are (from left) Randy, 13; Laura, 10; Lezlie, 14; Kerri, 12; Glyn, 16; and Megan, 8.
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Lincoln High School Homecoming Queen Candidates & Court, October 1959

Lincoln High School Homecoming Queen Candidates & Court, October 1959 image
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October
Year
1959
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HOMECOMING 'QUEEN' CANDIDATES: Admiring a statue of Abraham Lincoln are four Lincoln High School seniors (at left) who are candidates for LHS homecoming "queen." The winner and her "maid of honor" will be announced at the homecoming game tomorrow night. The three girls at the right are underclassmen who will join two of the senior girls as attendants. From the left are Seniors Pat Squires, Linda Ackron, Janna Crockett and Teresa Mattingly, and Junior Joyce Straits, Sophomore Judy Squires and Freshman Pam Yates.
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Saline High School Band Members Dressed In Costume For Devil's Night Concert, October 1979

Saline High School Band Members Dressed In Costume For Devil's Night Concert, October 1979 image
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October
Year
1979
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Members of the Saline High School band got into the spirit of things by dressing up in costume for a special Devil's Night concert. This scaly-looking musician playing the euphonium may have been performing "That Old Devil Moon."
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Beauregard Guards The Pumpkin Business At 700 Pomona Road, October 1979

Beauregard Guards The Pumpkin Business At 700 Pomona Road, October 1979 image
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October
Year
1979
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ON GUARD - Beauregard valiantly keeps watch for any unsavory characters or early Halloween pranksters who might want to make off with a pumpkin from his home on Pomona. The dog, who is half Labrador and half beagle, does pumpkin duty from the top of his doghouse for his owner, Jean Goetz. The pumpkins are for sale and Beauregard's stand insures that only a proper business transaction will get you a pumpkin from his patch. (Staff photo by Deborah Ouellette)
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Dexter Students Ride An Old Fire Truck In The Homecoming Parade, October 1959

Dexter Students Ride An Old Fire Truck In The Homecoming Parade, October 1959 image
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October
Year
1959
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HOMECOMING HOOPLA: Students from Dexter High School were piled high in this old Dexter Fire Department truck during the homecoming parade yesterday afternoon. Spirits were dampened, however, when University High defeated Dexter.
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Wines School Second Grade Classroom Decorated For Halloween, October 1958

Wines School Second Grade Classroom Decorated For Halloween, October 1958 image
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October
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1958
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PUMPKIN PREPARATION: Elementary school children across the city are decorating their room for Halloween. Here, the camera catches Danny Yakely, 7, and Roxie Katcherside, 7, reading a Halloween story in their second grade class at Wines School. Discs of crepe paper form the wall design.
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Andy Potter & Tim Michalak With A Giant Pumpkin, October 1975

Andy Potter & Tim Michalak With A Giant Pumpkin, October 1975 image
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October
Year
1975
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Andy Potter (left) and Tim Michalak seem to be listening to the "Great Pumpkin", perhaps telling a lively tale about Halloween which is only some two weeks away. The pumpkin tips the scales at 138 pounds and has a 88 inch diameter. It was grown by Leonard Salley of 8691 McKean Rd., Augusta Township. (News Photo by Richard Walker).
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New University Of Michigan Students Tour The Campus During Orientation, September 1947

New University Of Michigan Students Tour The Campus During Orientation, September 1947 image
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September
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1947
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Walking across campus to one of the numerous meetings the freshmen have to attend, a group adviser points out the Chemistry Building to her charges. One tour is specially scheduled to familiarize the new students with every building on campus.
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New University Of Michigan Students Wait For Their Adviser During Freshman Orientation, September 1947

New University Of Michigan Students Wait For Their Adviser During Freshman Orientation, September 1947 image
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September
Year
1947
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Freshman orientation period at the University sees the "frosh" divided into small groups which are counseled by an upperclass adviser. Here a group of 12 girls waits on the steps of the library for its adviser to show up.
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New University Of Michigan Students Receive Ear, Nose, and Throat Exams, September 1947

New University Of Michigan Students Receive Ear, Nose, and Throat Exams, September 1947 image
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September
Year
1947
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Ear, nose and throat examinations are being given these freshman girls in the basement of Barbour gymnasium. Senior medical students are conducting the examinations here, under the supervision of Health Service staff members.
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A New University Of Michigan Student Meets With Dr. Hugh Norton About Her Academic Program, September 1947

A New University Of Michigan Student Meets With Dr. Hugh Norton About Her Academic Program, September 1947 image
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September
Year
1947
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Before finally registering, each beginning student is advised by an academic counselor as to just what course or courses he or she should take. The girl here listens while Dr. Hugh Z. Norton explains a particular point about her program.
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New University Of Michigan Students Visit A Freshman Information Center At The Michigan League, September 1947

New University Of Michigan Students Visit A Freshman Information Center At The Michigan League, September 1947 image
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September
Year
1947
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At the Michigan League an information center is set up to answer questions of both upperclassmen and the freshmen. Pamphlets on college etiquette are distributed there. The two freshman girls on the left are glancing through the publication.
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Three Members of the United Church Women of Ypsilanti Prepare for World Day of Prayer Presentation, March 1962

Three Members of the United Church Women of Ypsilanti Prepare for World Day of Prayer Presentation, March 1962 image
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7
Month
March
Year
1962
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DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: Members of the United Church Women of Ypsilanti will prsent [sic] a dramatic presentation, "In Unbroken Line" at the World Day of Prayer services Friday in the First Presbyterian Church. Cast members include Mrs. John Thompson, Mrs. Emory Ware and Mrs. Lorenzo Haskins (left to right). A worship service will follow the drama.
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Aerial Photograph of Northfield Township Airstrip on the Nollar Farm, March 1958

Aerial Photograph of Northfield Township Airstrip on the Nollar Farm, March 1958 image
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March
Year
1958
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Cornfield Airstrip: Northfield township has its own airstrip now, a 1,600-foot runway cutting through a cornfield on the Douglas F. Nollar farm at 5766 Nollar Rd., about five miles north of Ann Arbor. The runway is part of the Northfield Aero Service, a newly-organized aircraft repair and instruction station operated by a three-man staff. Note light planes being serviced near barns in center.
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'Smeltania' Ice Shanty Outpost On Lake Charlevoix, January 1940

'Smeltania' Ice Shanty Outpost On Lake Charlevoix, January 1940 image
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15
Month
January
Year
1940
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SHANTY VILLAGE OUTPOST: These fishing shacks at the Boyne City end of Lake Charlevoix are the outposts for Smeltania, a community of hundreds of shanties about a mile out on the ice. Ice-fishing enthusiasts from all over Michigan and from other states come here to angle for the silver-sided smelt whose numbers make large catches possible. Visible in the picture is one end of the Christmas trees that form a line between the shore and Smeltania to guide fisherman when nights are dark or stormy.
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Ice Fishing With Spear In Shanty on Lake Charlevoix, January 1940

Ice Fishing With Spear In Shanty on Lake Charlevoix, January 1940 image
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15
Month
January
Year
1940
Caption
WARM AND SNUG within his shanty this fisherman, many-tined spear in hand, watches through the hole in the ice for a glimpse of his quarry. Here on Lake Charlevoix, near Boyne City, fishing shanties, complete with everything from stoves to frying pans, can be rented to ice-fishing enthusiasts. Popular all over the state, ice-fishing has become one of Michigan's major winter sports.
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Aerial Photograph of Willard J. Maxey Boys' Training School, September 1963

Aerial Photograph of Willard J. Maxey Boys' Training School, September 1963 image
Month
September
Year
1963
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Landscape Changing: Sprawling new construction at the Willard J. Maxey Boys' Training School is becoming an important new aerial landmark west of Whitmore Lake. In the first construction area at the left of this aerial photograph structural steel is rising for a new school building. Masonry walls are about one-third completed for a 140-boy housing unit going up in the second construction area, background. In the foreground is the school's new reception center and classroom building. Another housing and special treatment unit accommodating 162 boys is located down the road from the reception center. It is not shown in this photograph.
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