In this issue...
*The Sidetrack Bar and Grill: Ted Badgerow interviews Linda French and provides a unique insight into the history and operation of this historic edifice.
*From Ironwood to Ypsilanti: An interview with Jim Soraruf who served our country in World War II.
*“Cash for Clunkers” in the 1930s!: The current “Cash for Clunkers” program had a predecessor in the 1930s.
*Ypsilanti History – It’s a Test!: So you think you know the history of Ypsilanti. Peter Fletcher provides some thought provoking questions about historical events.
*Early Ypsilanti Manufacturing: Veronica Robinson describes the manufacturing that took place in Ypsilanti long before the existence of the automobile.
*“Uncle Louie” Golczynski: This is a story about Louis Golczynski who made home grown penicillin at Roosevelt High School, as told by George Ridenour.
*First “Governor” Not Well Received Here!: Tom Dodd provides some insight into mood of the people of Ypsilanti when John Scott Homer was appointed acting governor of the Michigan Territory in 1835.
*Bridge Under Water: James Mann describes how a bridge that was built in 1885 ended up submerged in Ford Lake.
*Ypsilanti's Yonder: Derek Spinei provides information about two other communities in the United States that bear the name “Ypsilanti.”
*Pettibone Cemetery: James Mann provides some background about the long abandoned “Pettibone” or “Cross” cemetery.
*The Sidetrack – A History: George Ridenour and Lyle McDermott relate some of the history of the building at 56 East Cross Street as well as some local legends, lores, lies and possibilities.
*The Roosevelt HS Class of 1959: Peg Porter, a member of the 1959 class at Roosevelt High School, describes “the way we were” back in the late 50s.