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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2006

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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:

The Norton Family — 142 Years in Ypsilanti: Diaries written by Sarah Jane Knapp Norton beginning in 1864 provide insight into the early years of life in our city.
Lost Ypsilanti — The Malt House: At the beginning of the Twentieth Century the Malt House was the tallest structure on the city's northeast side.
Community Education at Eastern Michigan University: Faculty at Eastern Michigan University played a major roll in the development of community education programs throughout the United States.
Patrick Roger (P.R.) Cleary: P.R. Cleary was only 25 when he arrived in Ypsilanti in 1883.
Ypsilanti Tot makes a “Friend” of His Hero: Bob Willoughby meets his hero, Thomas Edison, at the “Light's Golden Jubilee.
Interesting Facts about the Prohibition Era: Michigan was one of the first states to vote in prohibition and the first state to repeal it.
Edd Dykman and “The Handy Store”: Everyone in Ypsilanti shopped at “The Handy Store” and all the patrons knew and respected Edd Dykman.
Finds: The Fletcher White Archives: Mr. Russell Steere took this interesting picture of the house at 219 South Huron Street over 60 years ago.

Society Briefs:

Ypsilanti Historical Society Board/Members
From the President's Desk
News from the Fletcher White Archives
Report from the Museum Advisory Board

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Ypsilanti Gleanings