Ypsilanti Gleanings, Summer 2010
Publisher: Ypsilanti Historical Society
Date: Summer 2010
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In this issue....
*Peckville A hundred years ago anyone in Ypsilanti could point the way to
*A Tribute to the Unknown Dead City Treasurer Mabel Stadmiller delivered this Memorial Day tribute in 1927.
*Laura Bien and “Tales from the Ypsilanti Archives” A brief background on Laura Bien, author, blog writer, archives assistant, poet, and researcher.
*On the Banks of Sneak-a-Leak-Creek George Ridenour provides an insight into memories of bygone days and years growing up along West Clark Road.
*126 North Huron Street James Mann describes why a historic Ypsilanti house was demolished in 1935.
*The Chautauqua Movement – More of the Story Jack Minzey provides some additional information about the Chautauqua Movement and his involvement with monitoring Michigan institutions of higher education.
*Cemeteries, Kaiser-Frazers, a Japanese Opera and More Maureen Kerwin describes the YHS online digital photo archives project.
*Polio, Iron Lungs, Cereal and K-Rations – The Life of Lamar Kishlar Lamar Kishlar was born in Ypsilanti in 1894 and later became well known for his inventions.
*An Old Girl Comes Home Lyle McDermott describes how he stumbled upon an early black powder muzzle loader made in Ypsilanti.
*The First of August Celebrations For many years the African-American population of the nation celebrated the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on August first.
*The Florence Babbitt Collection The Eastern Michigan University Archives has placed their Florence Babbitt Collection on permanent loan to the YHS Museum.