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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Summer 2009

Ypsilanti Historical Society
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In this issue...

*R. S. Gerganoff: An Architect for the 20th Century According to Peg Porter, if you are interested in architecture and the history of Ypsilanti, R. S. Gerganoff is a man worth getting to know.
*Our Gal Rosie!: Michelle Kirwan-Woods provides details of Ypsilanti’s own “Rosie the Riveter,” Rose Will Monroe, who worked in the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II.
*The Cannon Caper in Prospect Park: Harold Britton recalls an incident in Prospect Park in 1941 that resulted in his being “shot” out of the cannon.
*YHS Goes Online: Laura Bien provides information about the online programs now available on the Ypsilanti Historical Society website.
*Wolverine Grill: The Wolverine Grill has been around forever. Jeff Davis provides some background information about some of the people who have made it so successful.
*Radio in Ypsilanti: Early radio in Ypsilanti, according to historian James Mann, was made possible by a group of young men known as “The Owl Club.”
*The Chick Inn Drive-In: The Chick Inn has been around since 1953. Derek Spinei explains why this drive-in has remained so popular to people of all ages.
*Our First Bicentennial: Jeff Davis describes some of the circumstances surrounding the construction of “Godfroy’s Trading Post on the Pottawatomie Trail.”
*The Pioneer Life of Roccena Norris: Veronica Robinson provides details of the life of an early pioneer of the City of Ypsilanti.
*Ghost Hunting in the Museum: James Mann serves as host to three groups visiting the Museum in search of paranormal activity.
*Ypsilanti’s Checkered Past: Laura Bien tells about the scrappy little checker
club that was the pride of Ypsilanti in the 1930s.

Society Briefs:
*From the President’s Desk
*News from the Fletcher White Archives
*Museum Advisory Board Report

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