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AACHM Oral History: Thekla Mitchell

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Thekla Mitchell

Thekla Mitchell: Thekla White was born in 1921 in Newport, Arkansas, the youngest of nine siblings. At age 22, she traveled to Ann Arbor to visit her sister. After getting a job at Cunningham’s Drug Store, she decided to stay. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurses’ aid and laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department for 24 years. Known as “Dimples” to friends and family, Mrs. Mitchell was active in community organizations including the Ann Arbor Civic Club and the Order of the Eastern Stars.

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Color Guard - Memorial Day Parade, May 1954

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Ann Arbor News, May 28, 1954
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This color guard led the many units of Ann Arbor's pre-Memorial Day parade last night. Included were several bands and drum and bugle corps, military units, scouts and other patriotic organizations. The firing guard of the Dexter American Legion post fired a salute to the county's war dead during a brief stop of Main St., and Taps were blown.

Tons Of Elephants To Perform

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16
Month
September
Year
1972
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Cunningham workers expect mass firings

Cunningham workers expect mass firings image
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25
Month
June
Year
1982
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