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Civil War Photo 7


Civil War Photo 7

Levi S. Freeman and his family remained on the original Freeman family farm homestead until 1911 when he rented the farm and moved into town. He retained ownership of the old homestead until his death in 1919. Read more about Civil War Comrades in Arms in Ypsilanti Gleanings.

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The Dynamics, June 1955


The Dynamics, June 1955

In June of 1955 The Dynamics appeared on the “Saturday” show and took first place in the talent competition, performing “Chop Chop Boom” by the Danderliers.



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Police Chief LaVerne Howard and “Lilly White”


Police Chief LaVerne Howard and “Lilly White”

Police Chief LaVerne Howard was unable to find a “pulse” in lifeless “Lilly White,” the model found dead in Gilbert Park.



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Lovely Model “Shot” in City Park


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John Challis


John Challis

John Challis inserting a leather plectrum on one of the 244 jacks on a Challis harpsichord.



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Demetrius Ypsilanti


Demetrius Ypsilanti

Ed Thompson’s oil painting of Demetrius Ypsilanti that currently hangs in the YHS Archives.



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Artist Lays Down His Brush


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Dennis and Cindy Norton


Dennis and Cindy Norton

Dennis and his sister Cindy grew up on Ypsilanti's east side at 735 Lowell Street, next to Norton's Flower Shop.



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The Force Behind the Yankee Air Museum


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1957 Plymouth Convertible


1957 Plymouth Convertible

In second position was Don Gimson in his 1957 Plymouth convertible. Like many youthful members Don was always cleaning his car. Here he and a friend are doing last minute polishing.



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The Ypsilanti Nomads


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Frederic Pease


Frederic Pease

Drawing of Frederic Pease.



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Pease Auditorium Turns 100 Magnificent Years


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Eliza (Lizzie) George Swaine


Eliza (Lizzie) George Swaine

Eliza (Lizzie) George Swaine, wife of Frederick Swaine.



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The George Families of River Street (Another Episode of the River Street Saga)


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Busts by John Nick Pappas, Sculptor


Busts by John Nick Pappas, Sculptor

The sculptured busts are all the work of John Pappas.



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My Dad, John Nick Pappas, Sculptor


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