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Cora LaForge Peck and Dwight Peck.


Cora LaForge Peck and Dwight Peck.

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Nancy Wheeler, (left) & Al Rudisill, (right) YHS President at the YHS Museum Dinner


Nancy Wheeler, (left) & Al Rudisill, (right) YHS President at the YHS Museum Dinner

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A typical early classroom with wooden floors, slate blackboards, oak trim moldings, and windows that actually opened.


A typical early classroom with wooden floors, slate blackboards, oak trim moldings, and windows that actually opened.

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The front cover of Zwergel's Beauty Review that was published in 1940.


The front cover of Zwergel's Beauty Review that was published in 1940.

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The Ypsilanti car barn that was converted to house Packers Outlet


The Ypsilanti car barn that was converted to house Packers Outlet

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A Picnic in the Park Photo 1


A Picnic in the Park Photo 1

left to right) Jim and Ruth Mohler, children Margie, David and Jimmy; Lou and Louella Ables; Don and Ruth Porter, children Margaret (Peggy), Janie and Don Jr.; Clyde and Thora Budd, children Jim (behind his mother), Pat and Karen; Jack and Barb Shepherd, children Pam (in front of mother), John and Fred; Dick and Janet Smith, children Dick Jr. (in front of parents), and Mary; and Dick and Dorothy Eckert, children Julie and Rick. Photograph by Bob Southgate (Senior). Read more about A Picnic in the Park: a Snapshot of Ypsilanti Family Life in the 1950s in Ypsilanti Gleanings.

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Digital History7


Digital History7

A B24 comes home to Willow Run Airport in February 1946, following completion of its World War II duties. The crew of #139 is welcomed by the members of the Edsel Ford American Legion. Read more about Ypsilanti History in Photographs in Ypsilanti Gleanings.

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Eastern Michigan University Campus


Eastern Michigan University Campus

The stream still makes its way across the campus and feeds two “lakes” (most Michiganders would call them ponds) each with a jetted fountain.



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Ypsilanti’s Own “Legend of Sleepy Hollow"


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Gymnasium, Michigan State Normal College


Gymnasium, Michigan State Normal College

In 1894 a new gymnasium was erected by Michigan State Normal College on the block enclosed by Cross, Normal, Summit, and Ellis streets. The building served the college and community for 71 years.



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Early Physical Education in Ypsilanti Schools


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Elijah Grant Monument, Highland Cemetery


Elijah Grant Monument, Highland Cemetery

The Elijah Grant Monument in Highland Cemetery is over thirty feet tall.



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The Grant Monument


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