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Wystan Stevens Leads His Annual Fall Tour Of Forest Hills Cemetery, November 1998

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Ann Arbor News, November 2, 1998
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Engaging a small crowd gathered at Forest Hills Cemetery, local historian Wystan Stevens points out some interesting facts about one of the grave sites at Forest Hills Cemetery. Stevens' annual Halloween weekend cemetery tour recounts much of Ann Arbor's history through the people buried there.

Wystan Stevens Leads His Annual Fall Tour Of Forest Hills Cemetery, November 1998

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 2, 1998
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Local historian Wystan Stevens tells the tales of many who are buried at Ann Arbor's Forest Hills Cemetery. 'This is where the history is," he says.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Richard Nowland

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:04am

Richard Nowland was born in Ann Arbor in 1932. He grew up on Eighth Street. He recalls family stories about Lower Town, including his Irish ancestor Andrew Nowland who settled in Ann Arbor in the 1820s. After serving as a social worker in the U.S. Army, Nowland returned to Michigan and got his master’s degree. He was a counselor at Washtenaw Community College and a principal at Clague Middle School for twenty years.

Richard Nowland was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.

A tranquil spot for a walk through history

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Arsenical Candy and Copper Peas: Food Adulteration in 19th-Century Michigan

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:36am

In 1896, Michigan consumers spent an estimated $23,000,000 ($690,000,000 today) on impure food products. Vinegars, spices, jam, cheese, coffee, and condiments were among the items tainted with additives ranging from benign to deadly. Local history writer Laura Bien gives an illustrated talk on the state’s history of food fraud and the efforts to quash it. This event is in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA), an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy. Their mission is to promote the study of culinary history through regular programs open to members and guests, through the quarterly newsletter Repast, and through exchanges of information with other such organizations.