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AACHM Oral History: Don Simons

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Don Simons

Donald L. Simons was born in 1943 and he grew up on Fuller Street in Ann Arbor. He attended Jones School, Ann Arbor High, and Eastern Michigan University. He was a starting football halfback and basketball co-captain in high school, and was recognized as athlete of the month. Mr. Simons recalls segregation and several incidents of discrimination in Ann Arbor. He is proud of his family, his work coaching at the Maxey Boys' Training School and Boysville, and co-hosting the annual neighborhood picnic for 25 years.

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Dominic Dascola cuts John Pickard's hair, March 1970

Dominic Dascola cuts John Pickard's hair, March 1970 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 24, 1970
Caption
'Long Hair For Men Is On The Way Out' "Long hair for me," says barber Dominic Dascola, "is on the way out. The trend is to a shorter-styled cut, making the hair easier to keep clean and combed." Illustrating "the trend" is John Pickard, 126 Westover, surrendering a four-year growth. Pickard said he decided on a shorter haircut "just to see what it would look like" and because "shorter hair would be an asset in obtaining a job." (Ann Arbor News Photos By Cecil Lockard)

Dominic Dascola cuts John Pickard's hair, March 1970

Dominic Dascola cuts John Pickard's hair, March 1970 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 24, 1970
Caption
'Long Hair For Men Is On The Way Out' "Long hair for me," says barber Dominic Dascola, "is on the way out. The trend is to a shorter-styled cut, making the hair easier to keep clean and combed." Illustrating "the trend" is John Pickard, 126 Westover, surrendering a four-year growth. Pickard said he decided on a shorter haircut "just to see what it would look like" and because "shorter hair would be an asset in obtaining a job." (Ann Arbor News Photos By Cecil Lockard)

Dascola Barbers, May 1989

Dascola Barbers, May 1989 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 6, 1989
Caption
The Dascola brothers from left, Ernie, Bob, Dom (seated), and David.

Dave Dascola, an avid train buff sets up his miniature train set along with scenery, cars and people, December 1991

Dave Dascola, an avid train buff sets up his miniature train set along with scenery, cars and people, December 1991 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 6, 1991
Caption
CHRISTMAS CHOO-CHOO - A passerby peeks in as Dave Dascola tends to his five-track electric train display in the window of Dascola Barber Shop, 615 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor. The train setup is an annual project of the family business.