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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Summer 2008

Ypsilanti Historical Society
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In This Issue…

*Highland Cemetery – The Gates: One of a series of articles relating to the many outstanding features of Highland Cemetery.
*The Ypsilanti Water Tower: The stone water tower located at the highest point of elevation on Summit Street has long been a controversial symbol of our city.
*Cruising Down River Street: Joe Butcko, born and raised in Ypsilanti, takes a cruise down River Street and relates some of his memories of the area.
*“Let’s Play Two!” Patrick Dignan’s Twenty Years as Ypsi’s Baseball Coach: Patrick Dignan’s string of successes as the Head Baseball Coach at Ypsilanti High School is unparalleled in Washtenaw County.
*An Ypsi Kid was the Catalyst for the National Mall in Washington, D.C.: The article describes the significant influence that Ypsilantian Charles Moore Jr. had on the development and construction of the National Mall.
*The Daniel Quirk Jr. House and Gardens: The house at 206 North Huron Street, now the home of Manchester and Associates law firm, was once owned by Julia and Daniel Quirk, Jr.
*Base Lake, Uncle Spen and “The City of Ypsilanti” Tugboat: Margaret Porter provides a follow-up to the tugboat story that appeared in the Spring 2008 Issue of the Gleanings.
*“What Me Worry” or “How I Was Found in the YHS Archives”: George Ridenour provides some historical information about the “Alfred E. Neuman” caricature.
*Gabriel Godfrey Wasn’t the First: Karl Williams provides information about the Ypsilanti area prior to the arrival of Gabriel Godfrey.

Society Briefs:

*From the President’s Desk
*News from the Fletcher White Archives
*Museum Board Report

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