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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Summer 2006

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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, Basketball's Gateway to the West: The first game of basketball played west of the Allegheny Mountains was in Ypsilanti on May 18, 1894.
A Love Story — Joe and Catherine Sesi: The patriotic fervor, community involvement, and generosity of Joe and Catherine Sesi are legendary in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area. Here is their love story.
The Ypsilanti High School Girls Drum & Bugle Corps 1935–1978: The YHS Girls Drum & Bugle Corps was known as “The Pride of Ypsilanti” for forty-three years.
Yankee Air Museum Celebrates 25 Years — 1981–2006: There's a lot happening at the Yankee Air Museum. Become a member and participate in their many sponsored events.
The 50's: Rec Sports Were Prime Time: In the 1950's you could hear the sounds of top flight basketball and fast-pitch softball coming from Recreation Park.
Sidetrack Bar and Grill: Many stories are circulated about Depot Town's famous “Sidetrack” bar and grill. Some you can believe but others may be partly fiction.
Stark Funeral Service/Moore Memorial Chapel — 108 Years in Ypsilanti: In 1897 Jay E. Moore opened a furniture store at 14 South Washington and the following year added “undertaking” to the services he provided.
Veterans History Project: More than 1,000 World War II veterans die each day. This project is an effort to get their stories on paper and in video while they are still with us.

Society Briefs:

From the President's Desk
Fletcher White Archives
Museum Advisory Board Report

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