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The Beginning

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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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They came upon a level plain abundant with tall oak trees stretching across the horizon.

Benjamin Woodruff, one of the settlers, liked what he saw.

They built crude homes from logs and the settlement was called, “Woodruff's Grove.”

It was the spring of 1823. Ypsilanti began to stir.