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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Winter 2010

Ypsilanti Historical Society
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In This Issue...

* An Odoriferous Education: The unique smells in our early schools are described by Tom Dodd.
* Early Settlers of Augusta and Superior Townships: Augusta Township counted as very early settlers the Muir and McDougall families arriving from Scotland in 1828.
* Zwergel’s on West Cross Street: Peg Porter describes the regular visits that MSNC Roosevelt students made to Zwergel’s, at the Normal.
* Scraps of History from the Scrap Heap: A test provided by Peter Fletcher, fourth in a series, on the history of Ypsilanti.
* The Farmer and the Poet: Laura Bien provides the life and times of William Lambie, the Ypsilanti poet-farmer.
* Ralph Garfield Ridenour: George Ridenour’s Uncle Ralph was born in Ypsilanti on Railroad Street and spent his life in the area.
* When Women Won the Vote: The Women’s Suffrage Exhibit opens on January 8, 2011 at the Museum on Main Street in Ann Arbor.
* Local Education and History Collaborate: The partnership between the new Ypsilanti Tech High School and the YHS is described by Mark Salzer.
* The Visit to Ypsilanti by George Francis Train: George Francis Train, candidate for President in 1872, arrives in Ypsilanti by train.
* Family Photo Pageant: Several examples of the photographs in the Archives Photo Album Collection are displayed.
* Among the Rocky Mountains in Colorado: Florence Lizzie Swaine (1875-1960) describes a trip to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in c1902.
* Strange Story of a Nine Year Old: A young girl named Mary is discovered on an Interurban car at one o’clock in the morning.
* Winter on the Banks of Sneak-a-Leak Creek: George Ridenour spins another one of his tales about growing up in Ypsilanti.
* And We Still Live!: The world survived even though three women actually voted in Ypsilanti on September 11, 1875.

Society Briefs:

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

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