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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2005

Ypsilanti Historical Society
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Official publication of the Ypsilanti Historical Society, featuring historical articles and reminisces of the people and places in the Ypsilanti area.

In this issue:

Ypsilanti Historical Society Board/Members
History of the J. D. LaRue Insurance Agency: The J. D. LaRue Insurance Agency was founded in Ypsilanti in 1928 by John D. LaRue. Barry LaRue describes the history of this family business.
The Fullerton House at 111 East Forest: Marcia Phillips provides an interesting and informative history of the “Sears Roebuck and Company” house at 111 East Forest which was purchased by her family in 1999.
Name it What?: James Mann provides a brief history of the naming of Ypsilanti starting with the original name “Woodruff's Grove.”
My Memories: The Dawson family located in Ypsilanti in the late 1800's and John Dawson's memories of family activities and his experiences growing up in Ypsilanti provide interesting reading.
Broken, Obsolete and Wildcat Banknotes: The Michigan General Banking Law of 1837 provided opportunists with an opening. Gerry Pety has gathered information related to the possible involvement of Ypsilanti personnel in these money schemes.

Michigan Firehouse Museum: Marcia McCrary invites the public to visit the Michigan Firehouse Museum and describes some of the artifacts on display.
Ypsilanti — It Just Had to Happen: Gerry Pety gives a one minute history relating to the development of Ypsilanti.

Society News:
From the President's Desk
Spring Membership Meeting
News From the Fletcher-White Archives
Report from the Museum Advisory Board

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