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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Spring 2011

Ypsilanti Historical Society
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In This Issue...

* Education Night at the Archives: Check out the April educational programs in our new “Joe & Mae Butcko Theater.”
* Lost Businesses of Ypsilanti: Peg Porter provides information about early Ypsilanti grocery stores.
* Voice of America Visits Ypsilanti: Sean E. Liu from the China Branch of Voice of America visits several locations in Ypsilanti.
* George H. Jackson: George Jackson built many structures in Ypsilanti including the Water Tower.
* Demetrius! Where are You?: James Mann provides information about several portraits of Demetrius Ypsilanti.
* An Automobile Trip – 1915 Style: A narrative of a 1915 automobile trip covering 1635 miles was found in the YHS Archives.
* For the Sake of Progress: Derek Spinei covers the loss of many historically significant homes on West Forest Avenue.
* Charles Stewart Mott Stained Glass Portrait: A stained glass portrait of Charles Stewart Mott has been added to the entrance of the YHS Archives.
* Ypsilanti History – It’s a Test!: Another test on the history of Ypsilanti compiled by Peter Fletcher.
* City Council Budget Battles of the 1920s: According to Laura Bien a “Rest Room” was the center of a City Council budget battle in the 1920s.
* Two Killed by Interurban: In 1904 two people were killed in a collision between a horse and carriage and an Interurban railroad car.
* The Humble Hobby Shop: In the 1940s Terrence Vincent’s hobby shop was one of the tiniest businesses in Michigan.
* The Bomber Restaurant: James Mann provides a brief history of the Bomber Restaurant.
* Ypsilanti Patents: George Ridenour identifies some unique patents from Ypsilanti inventors in the 1800s.

Society Briefs:

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

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