Sun, 11/08/2020 - 9:25am
Harold Simons was born in 1946 and he grew up in Ann Arbor. He was inspired by Jones School teacher Harry Mial to become a teacher and coach. A standout basketball player for Ann Arbor High, he went on to play at Eastern Michigan University. He was the freshman basketball coach there before becoming head coach at Huron High for 20 years. Mr. Simons reflects on race relations and generational differences in Ann Arbor. He and his wife Ethel have been married for 53 years.
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:12pm
Gwendolyn Calvert Baker was born in 1931. She talks about growing up in Ann Arbor where she began her distinguished career teaching at Wines Elementary and winning Teacher of the Year. She was also faculty at the University of Michigan’s School of Education; National Executive Director of the YWCA; a member of the New York School Board; and president and CEO of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Ann Arbor News, October 15, 1972
Old castings, patterns and wood litter foundry grounds (above). One of the property boundaries is Traver Creek (below) which also winds past nearby Arbor Spring Water Co. (lower right).
Ann Arbor News, February 5, 1975
Old Ann Arbor Foundry: Apartments In Its Future?
Ann Arbor News, January 31, 1954
More For Industry: Workmen use a small hand ladle for pouring molten iron into a future grinding ring for the Hoover Ball & Bearing Co. (January 31, 1954) Employees made castings (right) of all sizes and shapes before the operation closed. (October 15, 1972)