ypsilanti gleanings

"Ypsilanti Gleanings" is the official publication of the Ypsilanti Historical Society, featuring historical articles and reminiscences of the people and places in the Ypsilanti area.
The following is a bibliography of the major articles of all past issues of the Gleanings

2018 Winter

A Valuable and Historic Gourd, The Mysterious Death of a Victorian Lady Detective, An 1861 Gold Dollar and a Surprise Ending Copy: Janice Anschuetz describes additional episodes in the history of River Street.

A Charge of Slander: James Mann describes a court case involving EMU faculty and students from the early 1900s.

Worden Brothers, Whip Sockets and Homes: James Mann provides some of the details of the Worden brothers in Ypsilanti.

It Happened Over Thirty Years Ago: Alvin Rudisill's imprompt graduation speech from EMU's graduation in 1987.

A Valuable and Historic Gourd, The Mysterious Death of a Victorian Lady Detective, An 1861 Gold Dollar and a Surprise Ending: Janice Anschuetz describes additional episodes in the history of River Street.

First Congregational Remembered: Peg Porter describes her families experiences in the First Congregational Church.

Baby on the Doorstep: James Mann provides information about an abandonned baby.

A Real "Ghost Writer" Tells a Story for the River Street Saga: Janice Anschuetz continues providing information about the history of River Street in Ypsilanti.

Depot Town - One of the Best Streets in America: Steve Gross provides information about the recent .

2018 Summer

This Year Marks 150 Years of Library Service in Ypsilanti: Jerome Drummond explains that the Ladies Library was opened in Ypsilanti in 1868.

Ypsilanti Rotary Celebrates 100 Years: James Mann provides details about the history of the Rotary Club in Ypsilanti.

Nathalie and Bill Edmunds: Bill Nickels describes the involvement of Nat and Bill Edmunds in many local projects.

Family Feud on Ellis Street: James Mann describes the details of a dispute in the Isbell family in the early 1900s.

Cursed House on Huron Street: James Mann describes the many unfortunate incidents at a home in Ypsilanti on Huron Street.

Ypsilanti Paper Route: David Novak provides details about his paper route in Ypsilanti in the 1940s and 1950s.

Deadly 1908 Ypsi-Ann Streetcar Crash: Janice Anschuetz provides details about the 1929 Depot Town streetcar crash.

A New Use for an Historic Church: James Mann provides information about the rennovation currently going on in the First Congregational Church building.

Westward Ho! A Godfroy in the Wild, Wild West: Kathleen Chamberlain describes the involvement of members of the Godfroy family in a number of prominent historic events.

EMU's Historic Preservation Program: Ted Ligibel describes the founding and growth of one of EMU's most successful graduate programs.

2018 Spring

Nat and Bill Edmunds: Christine Gliha, granddaughter of Nat and Bill Edmunds, provides an insight into the Edmunds family.

The Tank: Peg Porter tells about her parents 1937 Packard automobile.

For the Love of Beer: Janice Anschuetz provides information about the many brewers who resided in Ypsilanti.

I'm Going to Break the Law: Jack Minzey does not believe in "thou shalt not end a sentence with a preposition."

Riverside Arts Center - Masonic Temple: James Mann describes the Classical Revival style building constructed in 1909.

The Great Flood of 1918: James Mann describes the damage to Ypsilanti by the 1918 flood.

Fletcher White Archives Finds and Acquisitions: Gerry Pety describes some of the financially related relics in the YHS Archives.

Jim and Betty Campbell: James Mann tells about the involvement of Jime and Betty Campbell in many local organizations, events and activities.

The Ezra D. Lay House: James Mann tells about the Ezra D. Lay family and the house they lived in.

Robbery at the Staib Saloon: James Mann provides information about a 1916 robbery at the Staib Saloon.

2018 Fall

The Washtenaw 100 Club: Alvin Rudisill provides information about the Washtenaw 100 Club, an organization devoted to honoring fireman and policemen.

The Norris Visit: Janice Anschuetz describes a historic visit by descendents of the Norris/Follett families.

Still a House of Worship After 90 Years: James Mann writes about the Greek Revival building at the corner of Washtenaw and North Adams Street.

Woodland Cemetery: James Mann discusses the abandoned cemetery on South Huron River Deive.

Ypsilanti Paper Route - Part 2: David Novak continues to describe the paper route in Ypsilanti.

Cloyd and Roy Beck - Brothers Side by Side in Highland Cemetery: James Mann describes the circumstances leading to the death of the Beck brothers.

Norris/Follett Walking Tour: Janice Anschuetz takes us on a walking tour of the properties that the Norris/Follett families owned.

The Scovill Bisbee Lumber Company: Jack Minzey wrote this article about the Scovill Bisbee Lumber Company before his death in April of this year.

The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder: James Mann provides information about the book about a murder that occured in Ypsilanti in 1935.

2017 Winter

Ypsilanti Manufacturing Company - Isaac Newton Swift and John S. Moon: Robert Anschuetz describes the brief history of the Ypsilanti Manufacturing Company.

Ode to Any Family: A poem written by Jack Minzey .

The Lewis House - 415 North Huron: James Mann describes the history of The Lewis House.

The Spirit of George Lee Ridenour - Alive and Well at the Ypsilanti Historical Society: Greg Fournier describes how the many contributions made by George Ridenour have been memorialized in the YHS Archives.

Lady Gets a Facelift: Peg Porter describes the rennovations being undertaken at the Ladies Literary Clubhouse in Ypsilanti.

The Sad Tale of George Haddix: James Mann describes the difficult life of George Haddix.

The First Baptist Church: James Mann describes the history of the First Baptist Church and its destruction by fire in 1937.

The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival - More to the Story: Jim Baker tells about the early history of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.

Terry Bakery - The Sweet Shop: James Mann describes the history of the Terry Bakery on Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti.

Philo Ferrier - Who Lived, Worked, Died and is Buried on River Street: Janice Anschuetz describes the many inventions and businesses that Philo Ferrier started in Ypsilanti.

2017 Summer

The Schade Building: James Mann describes the history of the Schade Building which was located where the Bomber Restaurant is located today.

Michigan Charter Schools: Jack Minzey describes the reasons why Charter Schools were established.

The Pear Family - Coming to America: Peg Porter describes the Pear family immigrated to the United States beginning in 1916.

Wow! It Seems Like Only Yesterday: Gerry Pety describes the movement of the YHS Archives to the new location in 2007.

I Should Have Gotten a Warranty: Jack Minzey tells about his experience with his automobile.

An Exceptional Envelope: Janice Anschuetz tells about an envelop which had stamps cancelled in 1911.

Memorization: Jack Minzey describes how memorization was once part of the grade school curriculum.

The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival: Bill Nickels and Rich Baird provide details about some of the highlights of past Heritage Festivals.

Michigan State Normal College: Jack Minzey describes the history of the Michigan State Normal College during he years 1943 to 1950.

2017 Spring

The Great Coat Caper: Jack Minzey decribes a tale of a coat that his mother bought him in 1937.

The Ypsilanti Morning Coffee Club: James Mann describes the history of the Ypsilanti Morning Coffee Club that was started in the 1930s.

Technology: Jack Minzey describes living conditions prior to the development of modern technology.

The Jenness House at 324 West Forest: James Mann provides a history of the Jenness House that was built in 1858.

Owen Jenks Cleary Public Servant and Patriot: Patrick Roger Cleary II describes all the contributions to society made by Owen Jenks Cleary.

City Counsel to Consider Proposal: April Fool article about selling advertising on the Ypsilanti water tower.

The Octagon House: Jan Anschuetz describes the history of the Octogan House on River Street in Ypsilanti.

The Ypsilanti Opera House: James Mann provides a history of the Ypsilanti Opera House.
The Tree Stump Memorials at Highland Cemetery: James Mann describes the history of a number of tombstones in Highland Cemetery.

2017 Fall

The Strange Death of Edger Slater: James Mann describes the discovery of the body of Edger Slater.

Eastern Michigan University Athletic Club: Jack Minzey explains the history of the EMU Athletic Club which was started in 1998.

Class Reunion Poem: Jo David Stockwell's poem about school class reunions.

Marie Tharp - Renowned Scientist from Ypsilanti: Janice Anschuetz describes all the scientific contributions made by Marie Tharp.

Hidden in Plain Site - Michigan Ladder Company in Ypsilanti: Jorge Avellan, a reporter for WEMU News, provides an insight into the Michigan Ladder Company.

What Makes a Successful School: Jack Minzey describes how important it is for parents to support their children while they are in school.

Jacob Grobe - The Most Popular Man in Ypsilanti in 1870: Janice Anschuetz tells how Jacob Grobe ran an ice house in Ypsilanti in the mid 1800s.

Wedding - Was There or Was There Not: James Mann points out the confusion about the wedding of Hugh German and Etta Binding.

The Plank Road Tavern: James Mann describes the tavern that was located on the corner of East Michigan Avenue and Harris Road.

2016 Winter

The First National Bank Building: James Mann describes the history of the First National Bank Building.

A History of Helen Clarke (Jenks) Cleary: Patrick Roger Cleary II discusses Helen Clarke Cleary and her contributions to the City of Ypsilanti.

The Story of Water Works Park: Jan Anschuetz describes the history of the development of the water system in Ypsilanti.

My Time with John Porter: Jack Minzey describes his many experiences working with Dr. John Porter.

The Coney Island Hot Dog: Jack Minzey tells about the history of the Coney Island Hot Dog in Michigan.

Notes from the Normal: Peg Porter discusses information contained in many of the Normal Colleges yearbooks.

Terror in Ypsilanti: The YHS Archives Staff describe the book "Terror in Ypsilanti" authored by Gregory Fournier.

Growing up on the Great Lakes: Eric Selzer interview Gordon Cahours related to his growing up on the Great Lakes.

2016 Summer

The Butcher Boy of Ypsilanti: Kelly Beatie tells about World Renowned wrestler Jacob Martin.

World War II - An Interview with Virginia Davis-Brown: Eric Selzer talks with Virginia Davis-Brown about growing up during World War II.

Joe Butcko: Bill Nickels describes the life and times of Joe Butcko.

The Surprise Treasure Box: Jan Anschuetz describes the treasures found that related to the Swaine family.

A History of the Cleary Family in Ypsilanti: Patrick Roger Cleary II describes his families history in Ypsilanti.

Famous Ypsilanti Sports Figures: Robert Anschuetz describes the many famous Ypsilanti sports figures.

Meredith Bixby - An Entrepreneurial Puppeteer: Bill Nickels tells about Meredity Bixby's puppet shows and puppet collection.

2016 Spring

100 Years of High School Basketball Tournaments - 1916-2016: Eric Pederson talks about the history of basketball in Michigan.

Sweet Memories: Rodney Belcher tells about the history of Terry Bakery.

Summer and Winter Fun at Riverside Park: Robert and Eric Anschuetz tell about growning up and playing in Riverside Park.

George Ridenour - An Appreciation: Peg Porter describes the many contributions made to the Ypsilanti Historical Society by George Ridenour.

A Travel Through Time - Riverside Park: Janice Anschuetz describes the history of Riverside Park in Ypsilanti.

Providing for the Family During the Great Depression An Interview with Virginia Davis Brown: Eric Selzer interviews Virginia Davis-Brown.

Council Approves Eagle Status: An April Fool account of City Council action.

Ypsilanti's Forgotten Hero: Jacqueline Goodman describes the heroism of Ypsilanti's Byron MacCutcheon.

The Map Hoax: Al Rudisill describes the Michigan Map hoax that was carried out be Peter Fletcher.
Johnson Smith Catalogs: Gerry Pety describes the history of the Johnson Smith Catalogs.

2016 Fall

A Memoir of Robert "Bob" Schrepper and His War Horse: Joan Schrepper Leininger, who is 92 years old, tells about her father and his "War Horse."

The Cornwell House: Jan Anschuetz provides a history of the Cornwell Mansion on River Street in Ypsilanti.

The Minzey's Move to Ypsilanti: Jack Minzey describes the circumstances surrounding his family's move to Ypsilanti in 1943.

Non-Mystery of the Ypsilanti Glider Port: James Mann provides a background on why the Ypsilanti Glider Port never materialized.

The Ypsi Alehouse Opens in the Historic Centennial Center Building: James Mann gives an update on the opening of the Ypsi Alehouse.

Debate Over Liquor Licenses: James Mann describes a 1916 meeting of the Ypsilanti in which liquor licenses were discussed.

Helen, the Little Polish Wanderer: James Mann describes the visit to Ypsilanti in 1926 of a young women.

A Visit to the Ypsilanti Historical Society: Dr. Tena Ipsilantis Katsaounis and other members of the Ypsilantis family visit the City of Ypsilanti and the YHS Museum.

2015 Winter

Terhune Pioneer Memorial Park - Current Site of the Pioneer Cemetery: Alvin Rudisill tells about one of the oldest cemeteries in Washtenaw Countly.

Primitive Open Hearth Trammel: Peter Diehr discusses the trammel found on the Kelly Farm on Whittaker Road.

The Article I Never Wanted to Write: Peg Porter talks about contracting the Polio virus.

The Final Resting Place of the Nordmeer's Anchor: Joyce Mammoser explains how the Nordmeer's Anchor ended up near her home.

Childhood Memories of Frog Island from the 1970s: Robert and Eric Anschuetz describe how much fun they had growning up near Frog Island.

The History of Frog Island = The Island that is not an Island: Janice Anschuetz describes how at one time in history Frog Island was an island.

Marjorie Walters - On of the Original "Rosie the Riveters.": Katie Heddle tells about the work at the Willow Run Bomber Plant done by Marjorie Walters.

My Dad John Nick Pappas: Catherine Pappas describes what it is like to have a sculptor as a father

An Ypsilantis in Ypsilanti: Michael Gute describes a visit to the YHS Museum by a decendent of Demetrius Ypsilantis.

2015 Summer

George Payne and the Assault on Officer Rehill: James Mann describes the assult on Officer Rehill that occured in 1915.

The Ypsilanti Centennial Celebration Stagecoach Special: Kelly Beattie and Courtney Brandt describe how Ypsilanti celebrated it's one hundredth anniversary.

Monument for Morimer Rosecrants: James Mann describes the events surrounding the monument in Highland Cemetery dedicated to Captain Rosecrants.

Ypsilanti Vigilance Committee - 1838: George Ridenour describes the vigilance committee that was established in Ypsilanti in 1838 to maintain order.

Pease Auditorium Turns 199 Magnificant Years: Pease Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University celebrated it's 100th birthday on March 22, 2015, with a gala of historic importance. The story is told by Janice Anschuetz.

The Big Beat "Keeps You Rockin": Fred Thomas talks about the music of the 1950s.

Michigan Ladder - An Ypsilanti Success Story: James Mann provides a history of the Michigan Ladder Company that is celebrating it's 114th birthday this year.

2015 Spring

Memphis Belle vs. Hot Stuff – How History Came to Celebrate the Wrong WWII Airplane: Scott Orr describes how ERAU Professor William Waldock spoke Wednesday on the strange circumstance that caused history to celebrate the Memphis Belle instead of Hot Stuff, the bomber that actually first flew 25 missions in World War II.

The Force Behind the Yankee Air Museum: Phil Barnes describes the efforts of Dennis Norton in the development and promotion of the Yankee Air Museum.

Summit Street Cemetery: George Ridenour describes the Summit Street Cemetery which was used from 1830-1847 and was to be the resting place for 150-250 persons.

Waiting Room to the City of the Dead The Receiving Vault at Highland Cemetery: James Mann provides a history of the Receiving Vaults at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti.

The Lay House: Peg Porter provides information about the Lay House which was built by Ezra D. Lay in 1833.

History of Adult Education in Michigan: Jack Minzey was a leader in the development of Adult Education in the State of Michigan.

Ypsilanti History Quiz: Lisa Walters provides a quiz about certain events in the history of the City of Ypsilanti.

The Ypsilanti Nomads: Fred Thomas describes the activities of the Ypsilanti Nomads Car Club.

A Tale of Two River Street Men – Justus and Lyman Decautar Norris: Janice Anschuetz describes the activities of two men who lived on River Street in Ypsilanti.

The Towner House – A Diamond in the Rough: James Mann points out that the Towner House is the oldest house on its original foundation in the city of Ypsilanti.

2015 Fall

Find George Family Tombstones in the Anschuetz Family Backyard: Robert Anschuetz describes digging up George Family tombstones in their backyard near the garage.

The George Families of River Street: Jan Anschuetz describes other families that lived on River Street in Ypsilanti.

The Mushroom Traffic Signals: Al Rudisill describes the "Mushroom Light" traffic signals that were in use in Ypsilanti in the 1920s.

In Search of the Real Rosie the Riveter: James Mann describes search for the "Real" Rosie the Riveter in the World War II poster.

Incident at the Archives: James Mann describes the visit to the YHS Archives of a couple who claimed their house was haunted.

The Way We Word: Richard Lederer raises the question "Where have all those phrases gone?"

Return of Education Movie Night: James Mann brings back "Friday Night Movie Night" in the YHS Archives.

Holy Trinity and the Anniversary That Will Not Be: James Mann describes how Holy Trinity Catholic Church was sold prior to the 50th Anniversary.

Big Sister is Watching: Fred Thomas describes how colleges in 1956 helped parents keep track of their children.

One Towner House: James Mann describes the Towner House at 701 East Forest Avenue that burned down in 1903.

2014 Spring

A Great Lady is Gone: A tribute to Kathryn Howard, a long time member of the Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti Historical Society, by Nancy Wheeler.

Early Physical Education in Ypsilanti Public Schools: The author of this article is unknown but it appears to have been written in the 1940s or 1950s and covers the development of physical training in the Ypsilanti Public Schools.

The Parents of Depot Town - Mark & Roccena Vail Norris: Janice Anschuetz points out all the contributions that Mark and Roccena Vail Norris made to the development of Depot Town in Ypsilanti.

The Soldiers Monument at Highland Cemetery: The history of the Soldiers Monument in Highland Cemetery is described by James Mann.

Characters: Peg Porter describes the memorable character, Susanne Stinson, who was a master teacher in the Roosevelt laboratory school at Michigan State Normal College.

Early Soapmaking: Laura Bien covers the trials and tribulations of early soap making in the Ypsilanti area.

The Mansion House - A Lost Landmark: James Mann describes the Mansion House, a farm house built about 1842 for the family of Grove Spencer.

John Challis - The Musical Maverick Who Revolutionized the Harpsichord: Jan Anschuetz tells about the manufacture of harpsichords in Ypsilanti and the contributions that John Challis made to the design of this musical instrument.

Legend of the Smeet Frog: James Mann covers the story of the Smeet Frog and the mysterious marker that appeared on the tridge, the three way walkway under the Cross Street Bridge.

Saturdays at Vic and Mac's: Fred Thomas tells about how Vic & Mac's Mobil Service station became a destination for teenagers in the 1950s.

2013 Winter

Lovely Model "Shot" in City Park: George Ridenour reports on a police training exercise that was reported on in the Ypsilanti Daily Press on April 30, 1948.

Ypsilanti Players: The Ypsilanti Players were started in 1915 by Daniel L. Quirk, Jr. This article was originally published in the 1976 issue of the Gleanings. The Ypsilanti Players group was the third community theater in the United States, following Boston and Chicago. The article was written by Eleanor Meston.

The Ladies Buy a House - A Centennial Celebration: Peg Porter provides details of the purchase of the Grant property on Washington Street by the Ladies Literary Club.

Ypsilanti Children Share Many Connections with Walter Briggs: Eric and Robert Anschuetz share memories of the Detroit Tigers baseball games when they were growing up in Ypsilanti.

Walter Owen Briggs: Jan Anschuetz was surprised to learn that Walter Briggs was born in Ypsilanti on North River Street, close to her current residence. In 1937, Briggs donated funds to build and equip a new field house on the Eastern Michigan University campus.

The Vietnam War Memorial: The Vietnam War Memorial in Washtenaw County was dedicated on November 10, 1991. James Mann describes the dedication including the keynote speaker, General William Westmorland.

Balloon Ascension: In 1859 a balloon ascension was scheduled to take place in Ypsilanti. James Mann discusses all the problems that were encountered the day of the ascension.

War of the Clothesline: James Mann describes an extended fight by neighbors in 1922 over the use of a clothesline.

Mark Jefferson - Glass Plate Negatives and other Wonderful Things: James Mann describes the discovery of several hundred glass slides from the late 1800s and early 1900s including a series prepared by Mark Jefferson, Professor at the Michigan Normal College.

The Saga of the Men Behind "Ralphie" Parker's Coveted Red Ryder: Bryce Ford reports on the business activities in Southeastern Michigan of a number of his relatives including the Michigan Crown Fender Company and the United Stove Company, both located in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

2013 Summer

The Saga of the EMU Hurons: Jack Minzey discusses the drawn out events that occured during the change in sport symbols at Eastern Michigan University.

A Sleeping Lamb for Winnifred: James Mann explains how a lamb was often used to mark the grave of a child and covers the gravesite of Winnifred Watling.

Ypsilanti History in the Detroit Historical Museum: Tom Dodd describes the displays in the Detroit Historical Museum covering Elijah McCoy and the Willow Run Bomber Plant.

Gilbert House Boys Club - Memories from the 1970s: Robert and Eric Anschuetz relate all the good times they spent in the Gilbert House Boys Club.

The Gilbert Family - Part II: This Part II of The Gilbert Family in Ypsilanti starts with the death of Major John Gilbert in 1860. Authored by Janice Anscheutz.

Ypsilanti - Named by Woodward: The influence that Augustus Brevoort Woodward had on Ypsilanti and Detroit is discussed by Tom Dodd.

The Green Book: George Ridenour covers the use of The (Negro Motorist) Green Book that provided travel information in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Tom Dodd - Community Leader and Activist: Al Rudisill provides information about the life and times of Tom Dodd who passed away on May 12, 2013.

The Washtenaw County Clash of 1930: Erik Pedersen describes the big game between the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan in 1930.

2013 Spring

We've Been Down This Road Before: Tom Dodd takes us on a trip down Michigan avenue from the time Mastondons traveled the trails until the present day highway.

An Exciting FIND of Ypsilanti Railroad History: Gerry Pety describes some files found in the Archives that include MCRR payrolls from the mid 1800s.

Some Call it Y-Town: A Discussion about how Ypsilanti got it's name and other names of villages and towns throughout the United States.

Cruisin' Ypsilanti: Fred Thomas takes us Cruisin' through Ypsilanti in the 1950s describing the various stops made by the teenagers at the time.

Historic Choir Sings of WWII Heritage: Val Kabat invites the public to the 30th Anniversary Concert of the Ypsilanti Community Choir that is to be held on May 2, 2013.

How Did it Get There?: Fred Thomas describes the B-24 "Liberator" bomber that was on display on Michigan Avenue from 1946 to 1950.

The Skeletons of Bell Street: James Mann describes the discovery of human skeletons by the City of Ypsilanti Water Department in 1933 while digging a trench on Bell Street in Ypsilanti.

The Gilbert Family - Part I: Janice Anscheutz describes the historical relevance of the Gilbert family's contributions to the enrichment of our Ypsilanti community.

Horse Thieves at Work!: James Mann describes a series of episodes of horse thievery from the early 1900s.

Are You Smarter than an Eighth Grader?: An 1895 eighth grade final exam from Salina, Kansas illustrates just how good those one-room schools were back in the 1800s.

2013 Fall

The Dynamics: In the 1950s a music style called the rhythm and blues was making its way across America. In Ypsilanti a local group called the "Dynamics" were very popular with teenage audiences. Authored by Fred Thomas.

Ypsilanti History on the Internet: Melanie Parker describes the many Internet sources for Ypsilanti history on the Internet.

An Artist at the Bomber Plant: Don Choate's niece, Pam Shepherd, describes the life and works of artist and activist Don Choate who worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant.

Ypsilanti's Own "Legend of Sleepy Hollow": Peg Porter describes the area and events associated with Ypsilanti's Sleepy Hollow.

First Prize to Ypsilanti's Neptune No. 1: In 1959, the Ypsilanti Fire Department took home first prize in a competition with other Michigan fire departments. Authored by James Mann.

An Ypsilanti Childhood...My Father, John Bogan Shepherd: The Shephards lived in Ypsilanti from the early 1900s to 1956. These remembrances were written by John D. Shephard.

Ypsilanti's Dutch Town: The "Dutch Town" area of Ypsilanti in the 1930s and 1940s is described by Doreen Binder.

Wiskey was the Antidote: James Mann describes how a man recovered from a suicide attempt because he washed the poison down with whisky.

Wanderer Arrested - Charged with Arson: In 1913, a man was accused by the police of setting fire to a stack of straw on a farm just east of Ypsilanti. Authored by James Mann.

Case of the Lost Hand-Bag: James Mann describes a mysterious event the occured in Ypsilanti in 1913.

2012 Winter

Climbing Camperdown: Robert and Eric Anschuetz describe growing up in Ypsilanti and climbing the Camperdown Elm tree on the family property.

Ypsilanti's Natural Crowning Jewel: Janice Anschuetz provides some insight into the background of the Camperdown Elm tree and its introduction into Ypsilanti.

Civil War Marker: Michael VanWasshnova describes the dedication of the Civil War Marker installed in front of the "Thompson Block" in Depot Town.

A Taste of Beekeeping History: Roger Sutherland describes how Michigan was the center of honey bee rearing in the United States.

I Might Have Played in the NBA: Fred Thomas discusses some "might have been" dreams after he learned how much professional basketball players earn.

Frankie Ford Finds the Future: Tom Dodd provides some historical fiction based on actual mid-century events.

The Union School Buildings: James Mann discusses the four buildings that housed Ypsilanti High School.

Peter B. Fletcher: Al Rudisill provides some insight into the life of Peter Bacon Fletcher and his many contributions to organizations in the Ypsilanti area.

Ypsilanti's "King of Hamburgers": The many business ventures of our local "King of Hamburgers" are described by George Ridenour.

Our Mysterious Tunnels - Again: The mysterious tunnels under Depot Town are again explored by James Mann.

2012 Summer

Bob Arvin - An Ypsilanti Hero: Bill Nickels describes the life and heroism of Bob Arvin, a local hero.

Chautauqua - An Attempt to Put the Heritage back into Our Festival: Tom Dodd describes efforts to put historical information and activities back into the annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.

Discovering Adan Freeman - Family Patriarch: Margaret Freeman provides information gleaned from research about her family background.

Ypsilanti's Hardware Man: Marilyn Miller provides information about her father, Carl Furtney, who worked in the hardware business in Ypsilanti.

House Tour Guide: Tom Dodd discusses house plans and how interior designs have evolved and devolved over the years.

Warren Lewis and His Auction Sales Pavilion: James Mann provides a look at Warren Lewis and the Auction Sales Pavilion he operated in Ypsilanti.

A Cow for All Ages: Laura Bien provide information about the prominent Holstein lines developed in Ypsilanti and the State of Michigan.

Walter H. Hewitt - A Success Story Worthy of Dickens: Janice Anschuetz pays tribute to Walter Hewitt, one of Ypsilanti's most important business, political and cultural pioneers.

The Days Before Godfrey: James Mann provides a history of the Ypsilanti area before the arrival of Godfroy.

2012 Spring

It's a Test - Timeless Apothegems: Peter Fletcher challenges readers to complete historical quotations.

World War II, 11 May, 1945 - Austin Norton Remembers It well: Phil Barnes interviewed Austin Norton to get the story of the explosions and fire aboard the USS Bunker Hill.

Before the Grove: Important dates in the development of Ypsilanti are presented.

The Twin Towers House: James Mann describes the historic twin tower house that once stood at 725 East Forest in Ypsilanti.

Frederick H. Pease, A Man For All Seasons: Jan Anschuetz provides the background of the naming of Pease Auditorium on the Eastern Michigan University Campus.

Settler's Family Still a Presence: The history of the Harwood family is written by Janice Harwood, Virginia Davis-Brown and Tom Dodd.

Archie Foster - Class of '88: Laura Bien provides information about the first black graduate of the Normal College.

Ypsi's Role in the War of 1812: James Mann provides the details of how Ypsilanti was involved in the War of 1812.

Water Street Auto Dealers: Bill Nickels provides some history of the many auto dealers located on Water Street.

50th Anniversary of Moving Archives: Gerry Pety provides some history of the YHS Archives.

2012 Fall

The Morris Mausoleum at Highland Cemetery: James Mann provides information about a small mausoleum of simple eloquence hidden among the trees and pathways at Highland Cemetery.

Controversy at Ypsilanti's Nickelodeon: Laura Bien provides some details about Ypsilanti's first movie theater.

The Contagious Hospital: James Mann provides a brief history of the old city hall and jail located at 6 East Cross Street.

Samuel Post - Ypsilanti's "Squeaky-Clean" Politician: Janice Anschuetz provides some history about a prominent local politician and business leader.

19th Century Solarium Creates Cozy Respite: Lauren Carpenter describes a unique feature of the Dow House, the solarium that contains exotic plants from around the world.

Interurban Bridge Build in 120 Hours: A remarkable accomplishment in 1918 was the building of an Interurban Bridge in just 120 hours by Wystan Stevens.

Have No Fear! J.B.Sanscrainte Was Here: A lighthearted look at the history through the eyes of Tom Dodd.

Robert's Corner: James Mann outlines the background of Robert's Corner, a popular stage coach stop for whisky and popcorn.

Craig Porter - Freestyle Champion: Peg Porter covers some of the exploits of Ypsilanti Roosevelt's outstanding swimmer.

2011 Winter

Joe Thompson's Early Depot Town: The recollections of early depot town by Joe Thompson.

1929 Train Wreck: George Ridenour relates the train wreck of 1929 when the Sidetrack was damaged by a train car.

Claude Willbanks Tennis Coaching Legend: Phil Barnes recalls Claude's tennis coaching days at Ypsilanti High School.

Ypsilanti's WW I Hero: George Ridenour covers the death of Houston "Leroy" Harrington in WW I and the return of his body from Europe to Ypsilanti.

Tax Credits for Old Cars: HVA group seeks to extend National Historic Preservation Act to cover vintage automobiles.

Archives Film Production: The City of Ypsilanti has been the site of several motion picture productions during recent years.

Skating: Peg Porter remembers growing up in Ypsilanti and skating at Frog Island Park.

The Second Wife: Janet Buchanan covers some intriguing tales about Brooks Bowman Hazelton and the events that occured after hos death in 1899.

Search for W. H. Worden: Carolyn Griffin discusses the search for Ypsilanti gunsmith William Horace Worden.

Unique Grave Markers: Another installment relating to the unique features of Highland Cemetery.

2011 Summer

Local Historic Districts: Michael Newberry recommends that four additional areas of the City of Ypsilanti become official Historic Districts.

Civil War - Comrades in Arms: Margaret Freeman relates the story of four sons of Ypsilanti pioneers who served in the Civil War.

Sister Mary Theodosia (Mug) - Touched by a Miracle: A story about how Sister Mary Theodosia, who passed through Ypsilanti, was touched by a miracle.

Sarah Santure Went Missing: Thirteen year old Sarah Santure left home in April of 1936 but didn't arrive at the home of relatives in Detroit.

Whooping Cough Prerequisite of Birthday Party: A 1939 birthday was held where a prerequisite for attendance was that you had to have had whooping cough.

General on Display: The portrait of Demetrius Ypsilanti painted by Edward L. Thompson once hung in the Huron Hotel.

Ypsilanti Train Flower Girls - Can Their Spirit Move Us Again: The gardens of the Ypsilanti train depot were considered to be "...the prettiest on the road."

Community Groups Focused on History: Jane Schmiedeke describes the focus of the three Ypsilanti groups focused on history.

Yard Sale Saga: Bill Nickels provides the details of the record setting Ypsilanti Historical Society yard sale.

A Picnic in the Park A Snapshot of Ypsilanti Family Life in the 1950s: Peg Porter points out how different family life was like in the 1950s.

2011 Spring

George H. Jackson: George Jackson built many structures in Ypsilanti including the work on the Water Tower.

Voice of America visits Ypsilanti: Sean E. Liu from the China Branch of Voice of America visits several loctions in Ypsilanti.

Lost Businesses of Ypsilanti: Peg Porter provides information about early Ypsilanti grocery stores.

Education Night at the Archives: A list of the educational programs in the new "Joe & Mae Butcko Theater."

For the Sake of Progress: Derek Spinei covers the loss of many historically significant homes on West Forest Avenue.

An Automobile Trip - 1915 Style: A narrative of a 1915 automobile trip covering 1635 miles was found in the YHS Archives.

Demetrius! Where Are You: James Mann provides information about several portraits of Demetrius Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti Patents: George Ridenour identifies some unique patents from Ypsilanti inventors in the 1800s.

The Bomber Restaurant: James Mann provides a brief history of the Bomber Restaurant.

The Humble Hobby Shop: In the 1940s Terrence Vincent's Hobby Shop was one of the tiniest businesses in Michigan.

2011 Fall

The Friendly Feud: The "Ypsi" and "Annie" poem that appeared in the Ann Arbor Courier in 1891.

"Keep Smiling" Brown: James Mann covers one of the many early characters that made Ypsilanti their home.

The Mystery of Civil War Blood Vials: Laura Bien points out that somewhere on the EMU campus should be artifacts dating back to the Civil War.

The YHS Family Bible Collection: Sally Whiting describes the bible collection in the YHS Museum.

Ypsilanti History - It's a Test: Another test on the history of Ypsilanti by Peter Fletcher.

A Story of Broken Dreams: Janice Anschuetz relates stories about the Peck Family in Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti Songs: Alvin Rudisill discusses a number of songs written about Ypsilanti.

Abortion for Wicked Purposes: George Ridenour covers a story from the mid 1800s related to the use of a fungus from the rye plant that was used by physicians to treat various ailments.

Ypsilanti History in Photographs: Debi Hoos-Lemke describes the Digital Photo Archives Project - a cooperative project between the YHS and the U of M Library System.

Cemeteries Found on the EMU Campus: Laura Bien discusses the human remains recently found on the EMU campus and the cemeteries that once existed on various parts of the campus.

2010 Winter

Scraps of History from the Scrap Heap: A test provided by Peter Fletcher, fourth in a series, on the history of Ypsilanti.

Early Settlers of Augusta and Superior Townships: Augusta Township counted as very early settlers the Muir and McDougal families arriving from Scotland in 1828.

An Odoriferous Education: The unique smells of our early schools are described by Tom Dodd.

Zwergel's on West Cross Street: Peg Porter describes the regular visits that MSNC Roosevelt students made to Zwergel's, at the Normal.

Among the Rocky Mountains in Colorado: Florence Lizzie Swaine (1875-1960) describes a trip to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in c1902.

Family Photo Pageant: Several examples of the photographs in the Archive Photo Album Collection are displayed.

The Visit to Ypsilanti by George Francis Train: George Francis Train, candidate for President in 1872, arrives in Ypsilanti by train.

Local Education and History Collaborate: The partnership between the new Ypsilanti Tech High School and the YHS is described by Mark Salzer.

Ralph Garfield Ridenour: George Ridenour's Uncle Ralph was born in Ypsilanti on Railroad Street and spent his life in the area.

The Farmer and the Poet: Laura Bein provides the life and times of William Lambie, the Ypsilanti poet farmer.

2010 Summer

Laura Bien and "Tales from the Ypsilanti Archives: A brief background on Laura Bien, author, blog writer, archives assistant, poet, and researcher.

Peckville: One hundred years ago anyone in Ypsilanti could point the way to Peckville.

The Florence Babbitt Collection: The Eastern Michigan University Archives has placed their Florence Babbitt Collection on permanent loan to the YHS Museum.

The First of August Celebrations: For many years the African-American po;ulation of the nation celebrated the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on August first.

On Old Girl Comes Home: Lyle McDermott describes how he stumbled upon an early black powder muzzle loader made in Ypsilanti.

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.

Cemeteries, Kaiser-Frazers, a Japanese Opera and More: Maureen Kerwin describes the YHS online digital photo archives project.

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.

126 North Huron Street: James Mann describes why a historic Ypsilanti house was demolished in 1935.

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.

2010 Spring

Fatal Accident Followed by Tragedies: A series of tragedies that began on August 5, 1934, when Adam Filant was killed when struck by an automobile.

It's a Test!: Peter Fletcher provides 20 test questions on "Little Known Facts About Ypsilanti History."

Book Review: James Mann provides details about Laura Bien's new book titled "Tales from the Ypsilanti Archives."

The Famous Ypsilanti Fence Trial: A 1920 court case that is typical of the frequent claims that have existed among farmers for the damages to property by neighboring stock.

Rest at Ease Mr. Opem: Martin Opem, a life-long resident of Ypsilanti, died in 2009 at 63 years old and left a collection of military uniforms to the Ypsilanti Historical Society.

When Lions Stalked the Streets of Ypsilanti: On August 1, 1949 the Detroit Lions reported for training camp at a new location, Michigan State Normal College.

They Called Him "Yip.": More information abour a little known ball player from Ypsilanti named Frank Malcolm "Yip" Owen.

Enlightened Ypsilanti: The social phenomenon of Chautauquas came about in the late 19th Century as a way to bring knowledge and culture to isolated communities.

Eph Thompson - Elephant Trainer: A little known story about a world renowned elephant trainer born in Ypsilanti.

Harvey C. Colburn: Peg Porter provides details about the life and times of the author of "The Story of Ypsilanti."

2010 Fall

Reed Organ Donated to the Museum: A beautiful 1907 Ferrand reed organ was recently donated to the Museum.

Marilyn Begole Chose Love: Marilyn Begole declined an invitation to go to New York and pursue a career in dancing.

Dining in the Museum: The YHS Museum was recently the site of a gala dinner cooked by John Kirkendahl.

"Lost Restaurants" of Ypsilanti: Readers share their memories of restaurants that were once part of the town's business and social life.

Back to the Future: The Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra concert on October 3, 2010, will celebrate Ypsilanti's history through music.

River Street Neighbor's Gossip and the Hutchinson Marriage: A story about the troubled marriage of Clara and Shelby Hutchinson.

YHS Archive Postcard Collection: The collection includes photos and illustrations of the natural and built environment of Ypsilanti.

Ida Bourgdoff Goes Missing: On the evening of October 28, 1905, a young 13 year old girl went missing in Ypsilanti.

Larmar Kishlar - Blondes Beware: Larmar Kishlar had a brilliant, inventive mind but may also have been somewhat of a comedian.

The Ypsilanti Phantom Prowler: Between 1935 and 1940 there were 61 prowler incidents and 141 burglaries in Ypsilanti.

2009 Winter

Austin George Ypsilanti's "Normal" Guy: Austin George was a prominent figure in education in Ypsilanti in both the public schools and Michigan State Normal School.

Ypsilanti Christmas in the 1950s: Peg Porter recalls Christmas in Ypsilanti stores and homes in the 1950s.

The Thompson Block - Then and Now!: The Thompson Block was originally constructed in 1861 and was originally referred to as the Norris Block in honor of its builder, Mark Norris.

Childs Cemetery - A Peaceful Resting Place: Brian Shelby has provided leadership in the rehabilitation of Childs Cemetery in Augusta Township.

I say "Nauplion" you say ?????: Much like the ancient Greece itself, Ypsilanti's sister city status with Nauplion was established, lost, and later rediscovered.

The Orange Lantern: The Orange Lantern was a polular neighborhood bar that opened in 1933 and closed in 2000.

"Gleanings" Receives State Award: The Historical Society of Michigan selected the YHS "Gleanings" for their statewide award in the area of "Communications: Newsletters and Web Sites.

Jennings Receives Award: YHS volunteer Jerry Jennings is awarded the "George F. Hixon" award by the Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti.

Pumping Station: Bill Nickels tours the Ford Plant and discovers an early Ypsilanti "Pumping Station."

Hugh Davidson Muses about His Relative, Thomas Edison: A local Augusta Township resident discusses his relative, Thomas Edison.

2009 Summer

R. S. Gerganoff An Architect for the 20th Century: According to Peg Porter, if you are interested in architecture and the history of Ypsilanti, R. S. Gerganoff is a man worth getting to know.

The Cannon Caper in Prospect Park: Harold Britton recalls an incident in Prospect Park in 1941 that resulted in his being “shot” out of the cannon.

Our Gal Rosie: Michelle Kirwan-Woods provides details of Ypsilanti’s own “Rosie the Riveter,” Rose Will Monroe, who worked in the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II.

The Chick Inn: The Chick Inn has been around since 1953. Derek Spinei explains why this drive-in has remained so popular to people of all ages.

Radio in Ypsilanti: Early radio in Ypsilanti, according to historian James Mann, was made possible by a group of young men known as “The Owl Club.”

Wolverine Grill: The Wolverine Grill has been around forever. Jeff Davis provides some background information about some of the people who have made it so successful.

YHS Goes Online: Laura Bien provides information about the online programs now available on the Ypsilanti Historical Society website.

Ypsilanti’s Checkered Past: Laura Bien tells about the scrappy little checker club that was the pride of Ypsilanti in the 1930s.

Ghost Hunting in the Museum: James Mann serves as host to three groups visiting the Museum in search of paranormal activity.

The Pioneer Life of Roccena Norris: Veronica Robinson provides details of the life of an early pioneer of the City of Ypsilanti.

2009 Spring

The Gilbert Mansion: Michelle Woods fondly remembers growing up in Ypsilanti and hanging around the Gilbert Mansion with her friends.

Charles McKenny Union - An EMU Icon: Michigan State Normal College was the first state teachers college in the country to have a student union on campus.

1909 - A Look Back in Time: Peg Porter provides some examples of what was going on in Ypsilanti and our nation in 1909.

They Called Him "Yip": Frank "Yip" Owen was an Ypsilanti boy who made it big in baseball with the Chicago White Sox in the early 1900s.

Former Neighbors Discovered Hiding Out in Apartments: James Mann describes how architect Ralph Gerganoff turned old homes into apartment buildings on North Washington Street.

A Horse Named "Ypsilanti": The YHS Archives received a request for information related to a horse named "Ypsilanti" that won several races in England in the early 1900s.

Diploma Received Sixty-One Years Late: A single book report prevented David Cummings from graduating with his class in 1942. However, sixty-one years later he received his diploma.

Gone but Not Forgotten - Ypsilanti Area Dairies: Out Interns provide a glimse of the dairies that existed in the Ypsilanti area until the middle 1900s. According to the 1923 Washington Post forty-two different milk dealers supplied Ypsilanti with milk and other dairy products.

Nothing Less Than a Miracle: In 1934 Ivan Galpin invited the Patrick family to share their large farmhouse at 6820 Plymouth Road. The result was four long and storied marriages.

2009 Fall

From Ironwood to Ypsilanti: An interview with Jim Soraruf who served our country in World War II.

The Sidetrack Bar and Grill: Ted Badgrow interviews Linda French and provides a unique insight into the history and operation of this historic edifice.

Ypsilanti History - It's a Test!: So you think you know the history of Ypsilanti! Peter Fletcher provides some thought provoking questions about historical events.

"Cash for Clunkers" in the 1930s!: The current "Cash for Clunkers" program had a predecessor in the 1930s.

The Roosevelt HS Class of 1959!: Peg Porter, a member of the 1959 class at Roosevelt High Schooll, describes "the way we were" back in the late 50s.

The Sidetrack - A History: George Ridenour and Lyle McDermott relate some of the history of the building at 56 East Cross Street as well as some local legends, lores, lies and possibilities.

Pettibone Cemetery: James Mann provides some background about the long abandoned "Pettibone" or "Cross" cemetery.

Ypsilantis Yonder: Derek Spinei provides information about two other communities in the United States that bear the name "Ypsilanti."

Bridge Under Water: James Mann describes how a bridge that was built in 1885 ended up submerged under Ford Lake.

First "Govenor" Not Well Received Here!: Tom Dodd provides some insight into the mood of the people of Ypsilanti when John Scott Homer was appointed acting govenor of the Michigan Territory in 1835.

2008 Winter

The Circus Train: Peg Porter shares a picture of a hand crafted circus train that her father made for Bill and Mary Claire Anhut.

Historic Buffalo Street Property Awaits New Inhabitants: Jeff Davis,a regular volunteer in the Archives, provides a brief history of Buffalo Street property currently "For Sale."

The Ypsilanti Community Band - The First 30 Seasons: Dr. Jerry Robins, Director of the Ypsilanti Community Band since 1998, provides details about the history of this musical group.

An YPSIAEROTROPOLIS: Tom Dodd and James Mann discuss some of the visionaries of the past ant the Ypsilanti area airports.

Gone but Not Forgotten: Our Interns provide a glimse of some of the historical information and photographs in the collections housed in our Archives covering Mack & Mack Furniture, Cornwell Paper Mill, Dixboro General Store, The Ypsilanti Hay Press Company, and the Ypsilanti Reed and Fibre Furniture Company.

John Burton, One of the First African American Mayors in Michigan: Ypsilanti's John Burton made history in 1967 when he was one of the first three African American mayors elected to office in Michigan.

2008 Summer

An Ypsi Kid was the Catalyst for the National Mall in Washington D.C.: The article describes the significant influence that Ypsilantian Charles Moore Jr. had on the development and construction of the National Mall.

"Let's Play Two!" Patrick Dignan's Twenty Years as Yssi's Baseball Coach: Phil Barnes indicates that Patrick Dignan's string of successes as the Head Baseball Coach at Ypsilanti High School is unparalled in Washtenaw County.

Cruising Down River Street: Joe Butcko provides a narrative while driving down River Street. His parents owned a four-acre truck farm at the site of the original Ford Starter and Generator Plant in Ypsilanti.

The Ypsilanti Water Tower: The Ypsilanti Water Tower was built in 1890 at the highest point of elevation on Summit Street. In 2003 Cabinet Magazine conducted a world-wide contest to identify "The World's Most Phallic Building" and the Ypsilanti Water Tower was declared the winner.

Highland Cemetery - The Gates: Margaret Freeman provide some history regarding the donation of the Highand Cemetery gates by Lois Leech.

Gabriel Godfrey Wasn't the First: Karl Williams provides information about the Ypsilanti area prior to the arrival of Gabriel Godfrey.

How I Was Found in the YHS Archives: George Ridenour provides some historical information about the "Alfred E. Neuman" caricature.

Base Lake, Uncle Spen and "The City of Ypsilanti" Tugboat: Margaret Porter provides a follow-up to the tugboat story that appeared in the Spring 2008 Issue of the Gleanings.

The Daniel Quirk Jr. House and Gardens: The house at 206 North Huron Street, now the home of Manchester and Associates Law Firm, was once owned by Julia and Daniel Quirk, Jr.

2008 Spring

The "City of Ypsilanti" Tugboat: A tugboat named "The City of Ypsilanti" was recently sighted on Portage Lake. Further research revealed some of the history of this craft.

Highland Cemetery - The Beginning: This is the first in a series of articles that will be published in the Gleanings about a valuable local treasure - the Highland Cemetery.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Comes to Ypsilanti: George Ridenour's research indicates that Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show visited Ypsilanti twice in the early 1900s.

The "New" Old West Side: Margaret Porter describes the development of Ypsilanti's "West Side" during the mid 1900s.

History of the Doctoral Degree at Eastern Michigan University: Jack Minzey provides a detailed history of all the efforts that were made to develop and implement the first doctoral degree offered at Eastern Michigan University.

Washtenaw Community College - In the Beginning: Guy Hower describes the first few months of the start-up of Washtenaw Community College back in 1966.

Brooks Food Center - An Ypsilanti Institution: The Brooks family food center in Ypsilanti was in its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s but the connection of the Brooks family to the food business started much earlier.

Wayside Signs and the Historical Museum: Bill Nickels has coordinated the design and installation of a new MotorCities sign that will be placed along the front sidewalk entrance to the Museum.

How Times Have Changed!: A 1927 Grace Hospital bill for the labor room and hospital stay of Marilyn Freatman (Begole) reveals how times have changed!

2008 Fall

The Schmidt Family Antique Business: Jean Schmidt Magee provides an inside look at the Schmidt Antique Business that has been around since 1911.

Vajen-Bader Smoke Protector Loaned to Firehouse Museum: An 1890s fire fighter smoke protector found in YHS storage has been placed on permanent loan to the Firehouse museum.

The Huron Hotel: James Mann provides information on the original planning and design of the Huron Hotel and on the purchase of the hotel by Bill Anhut in 1963.

Attempted Murder, Suicide and Rabies: George Ridenour provides information and raises questions regarding an attempted murder and suicide in the early 1900s.

Peninsular Dam and Power Plant: The Peninsular Dam and Power Plant is again in the news because of renewed interest in the production of electricity and the historic significance of the structure and sign.

Shoe Store Buddies Thrived on Success: Ellis Freatman describes his early contacts with George Allen, graduate of Michigan State Normal College and NFL Hall of Fame football coach.

"The Real McCoy" Origin owned by Ypsilanti (and others): Tom Dodd provides information related to the many claims on the origin of the phrase "The Real McCoy".

Is Elijah the "Real McCoy": Pamela German and Veronica Robinson provide information about Ypsilanti's Elijah McCoy.

2007 Winter

General Grant in Ypsilanti: The Ypsilanti Commerical reported that General Grant stopped in Ypsilanti on August 19, 1865.

Veteran Series: Bill Nickles provides us with information about the military service experiences of Charles "Chuck" Brown and Charles Kettles.

Minerva Visitations!: George Ridenour wonders what goes on at 220 North Huron Street when the lights go out and darkness surrounds the house.

Jack Looks at the "Time Pieces" in the Museum: Jack Livisay provides a tour of the time pieces on display in the Museum.

Dad Shot Down Lindbergh, Phyllis and Fang Diller are Sleeping in Dad's Apartment, the Tomahawks Can't Climb, and it's All Henry Ford's Fault!: A story by Dennis Baer about the early years of World War II and the accidents of history that changed Ypsilanti.

We Remember Our Neighborhood Stores: Tom Dodd describes the demise of the neighborhood store and indicates only two currently exist in Ypsilanti.

Home & The Handy Store - The Village Core: C. Tino Lambros describes his experiences growing up in Ypsilanti focusing on Edd Dykman's Handy Store.

Dick Ouellette...An Ypsilanti Basketball Icon!: Phil Barnes indicates that Dick Ouellette may arguably be the best basketball coach ever to come out of Ypsilanti.

Newton Tombstone Returned to Canton: A Civil War veteran tombstone has been returned to Canton where is was originally located in Cherry Hill Cemetery.

2007 Summer

Ypsilanti Rocks and Rolls: George Ridenour reviews documents that reveal that earthquakes were felt in Ypsilanti as early as 1638.

World War II Veteran Series: Philip Barnes and Daniel Maloney interview three World War II veterans (Ower Koch, Austin Norton, and Joe Butko.

History Changes Hands: Over 165 years ago a small boy seized a piece of cloth in Philadelphia and saved it from disappearing from history. Marcia Phillips tells how the "Harrison Banner" was sold by the Society.

Scent of Minerva: George Ridenour spins a story of Minerva Dow who some say still resides at 220 North Huron Street.

The Many Lives of the Ypsilanti Historical Museum: Laurie Turkawski reviews the various owners of the Museum house from Asa Dow who built the house in 1860 but only lived in it for four years before moving to Chicago.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church: Jason Birchmeier begins his article on the Emanuel Lutheran Church with the early German Lutheran families that immigrated to Washtenaw County in the early 1800s.

Ypsilanti Dairies: Tom Dodd reports that over the years there were many dairy industries in Ypsilanti but in today's Yellow Pages none are listed.

Museum Treasurer: Jessica Williams reports on how the Tiffany window has been restored to its original beauty and is a treasurer that many future citizens of Ypsilanti will enjoy.

2007 Spring

Richard Streicher Murder: Researchers are somewhat baffled by the lack of information available related to a 1935 murder in Ypsilanti.

How Did the States Get Their Names?: John Salcau reports on the research he did concerning the origin ot the names of the states.

Was That You, Minerva?: George Ridenour describes a "sighting" in an upper window of the Dow House and also provides historical information about Minerva Miles Dow.

Recollections of James Harland Fuller: James Gooding has transcribed the recollections of James Harland Fuller of York Township about the 1832 to 1842 period in Washtenaw County.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Ypsilanti - 1830-2007: A history of St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Ypsilanti including bricks and mortar and works of art.

Dolls in the Dow House: Reprint of an article about the YHS doll collection that was initially published in the Doll Castle News.

Charles Stewart Mott: Jack Minzey describes the many associations between C. S. Mott and Eastern Michigan University.

2007 Fall

Jack's Marvels of Extraordinary Oddities Around the Museum: Jack Livisay provides pictures of artifacts in our museum collections including a Civil War officer's desk, bird collection, and figurines.

World War II Veteran Series: Veterans included in this issue of the Gleanings are Frank Kildau, Joe Salcau, Ellis Freeman, and Gordon Cahours.

The YHS Archives - You Will Never Know What You Will Find!: Katie Dallos provides a brief look at some of the information in the YHS Archives related to early Ypsilanti streetlights and moon towers, Ypsilanti mineral waters, and inventor Elijah McCoy.

Margaret Ryan Butman, In Her Family's Words: Family members describe what it was like growing up in the Gene and Margaret Butman home and the unforgettable "Irish eyes" and the "lilt of Irish laughter" of Margaret Ryan Butman.

The John N. Goodsman Family: John Harold Goodsman provides a family history and describes many places and events that occured since the family moved to Ypsilanti in the early 1900s.

Mellencamp's - The Center of My "Village": C. Tino Lambros describes the impact Mellencamp's Clothing Store had on him and others while growing up in Ypsilanti.

2006 Winter

"Telling Stories and Swapping Lies" with the Ypsilanti Morning Coffee Group: The Ypsilanti Morning Coffee Group has been meeting regularly for over 75 years in various locations in and around the city.

First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti - 1827-2006: The First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti dates back to 1827 when Ypsilanti was only four years old and services were held by two visiting ministers.

Michigan Ladder Company: The Michigan Ladder Company will celebrate 105 years of operation in Ypsilanti this month.

Barney and Friends - Profile Bernard (Barney) Hughes: Barney Hughes is known as a master raconteur with a rich background of first-person history or stories just for the sake of entertainment.

The Perfect Underwear for Progressive People: For over 50 years in the late 1800s and the early 1900s the Ypsilanti Underwear Company was located along the banks of the Huron River near Forest Avenue.

Buried Water: It's a classic American story, domination of the elements, and the action has been most ruthless and visionary and violent when the main players come upon water.

2006 Summer

The Ypsilanti High School School Girls Drum & Bugle Corps 1935-1978: Lois Katon provides a history of the Ypsilanti High School Girls Drum and Bugle Corps, the "Pride of Ypsilanti."

Yankee Air Museum Celebrates 25 Years - 1981-2006: Dave Steiner describes future plans and the past history of the Yankee Air Museum.

The 50's Rec Sports Were Prime Time: Phil Barnes describes recreational sports in Ypsilanti when they were in their "heyday" in the 1950s.

Sidetrack Bar and Grill: Tom Dodd provides a history of the "Sidetrack" bar and grill including the train wreck that removed the attached building.

Stark Funeral Service/Moore Memorial Chapel: Brad Stark provided much of the information about the 108 year history of the business in Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti, Basketball's Gateway to the West: The first game of basketball played east of the Allegheny Mountains was played at the Michigan Normal College. Rick Pedersen describes how Ypsilanti was involved in the early days of the sport of basketball.

A Love Story - Joe and Catherine Sesi: Covers the lives of Joe and Catherine Sesi including their early years.

2006 Spring

The Norton Family - 142 Years in Ypsilanti: Diaries written by Sara Jane Knapp Norton beginning in 1864 provide insight into the early years of life in our city.

Lost Ypsilanti - The Malt House: At the beginning of the Twentieth Century the Malt House was the tallest structure on the city's northeast side.

Edd Dykman and "The Handy Store": Everyone in Ypsilanti shopped at "The Handy Store" and all the patrons knew and respected Edd Dykman.

Finds The Fletcher White Archives: Mr. Russell Steere took this interesting picture of the house at 219 South Huron Street over 60 years ago.

Ypsilanti Tot makes a "Friend" of His Hero: Bob Willoughby meets his hero, Thomas Edison, at the "Light's Golden Jubilee."

Patrick Roger (P.R.) Cleary: P.R. Cleary was only 25 when he arrived in Ypsilanti in 1883.

Community Education at Eastern Michigan University: Faculty at Eastern Michigan University played a major role in the development of community education programs in the United States.

Interesting Facts from the Prohibition Era: Michigan was one of the first states to vote in prohibition and Detroit was the first major city in the country to go "dry."

2006 Fall

Gleanings - Where Did That Name Come From: The "Ypsilanti-Every-Morning-Since-WW11-Coffee-Drinkers-Group" comes up with some information about where the word "Gleanings" comes from.

Ypsilanti High School Boys Band and the Ypsilanti Community Band: The Ypsilanti High School Boys Band dates back to 1925 when Professor John F. Barnhill visited Ypsilanti High School and recruited "any boy who can whistle."

Company Coins From the 1800's: Company coins were used widely as a medium of exchange during and immediately after the Civil War.

Tubal Cain Owen and the Healing Waters of Ypsilanti: Between 1880 and 1900, Ypsilanti became known far and wide for its mineral water enterprizes.

EMU Intern Agreement Implemented: An agreement between the Ypsilanti Historical Society placing two graduate interns in the Museum and Archives has now been implemented.

The Roman Catholic Church Here Has Almost No History: The Roman Catholic presence in Ypsilanti dates back to the early 1800s when LaSelle and the French fur trappers traversed Washtenaw County with the Jesuits.

Jacob Thumm - Indian Artifact Collector of Ypsilanti: Jacob was a first generation American and a collector of Indian artifacts that are now on display in the YHS Museum.

2005 Winter

The Campbells - Jewels and Insurance: Bill Nickels reports on the history of Betty and Jim Campbell in Ypsilanti and their many contributions to the community.

Phyllis Diller's Time in Ypsilanti: Several Ypsilanti residents remember Phyllis Diller when she lived in Ypsilanti before she achieved stardom.

First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti: Provides a history of the First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti dating back to 1828.

Preston Thomas Tucker: Preston Tucker lived the "American Dream" and spent many years in Ypsilanti.

Lucy Osband - The Forgotten Lady: Lucy Osband and her husband William "..influenced the life of this part of the country for half a century."

Ypsilanti Speaks - The Starkweather Fountain: This article covers the speculation regarging the disappearance of this fountain which was donated to the City of Ypsilanti in 1889.

2005 Summer

Interurban Days: Milton Barnes, a blind linotype operator, wrote about the Interurban for an Ypsilanti newspaper called "The Press."

Lloyd Olds - An Ypsi Legend: Rick Pedersen provides a history of the Lloyd Olds era at Eastern Michigan University and describes the many contributions he made to intramural sports.

The Glover House: Steve Pierce and Maggie Brandt describe the unique history of the Glover House on 118 South Washington Street and their experiences during rennovation.

Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County: Marcia McCrary, President of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, discusses how researchers can locate genealogical information.

Really...Again!: Gerry Pety describes how cemetaries in the City of Ypsilanti have changed locations over the years.

2005 Spring

Broken, Obsolete and Wildcat Banknotes: The Michigan General Banking Law of 1837 provided opportunists with an opening. Gerry Pety has gathered information related to the possible involvement of Ypsilanti personnel in these money schemes.

My Memories: The Dawson family located in Ypsilanti in the late 1800's and John Dawson's memories of family activities and his experiences growing up in Ypsilanti provide interesting reading.

Name it What?: James Mann provides a brief history of the naming of Ypsilanti starting with the original name "Woodruff's Grove."

The Fullerton House at 111 East Forest: Marcia Phillips provides an interesting and informative history of the "Sears Roebuck and Company" house at 111 East Forest which was purchased by her family in 1999.

History of the J.D. LaRue Insurance Agency: A history of the LaRue family and the J.D. LaRue Insurance Agency in Ypsilanti. The article was written by Barry LaRue.

2005 Fall

Dedication of the Dr. William P. Edmunds Ypsilanti Room: Describes the dedication of the Ypsilanti Room in honor of Dr. William P. Edmunds. The article includes the City of Ypsilanti Proclamation.

Finds - Fletcher-White Archives: Gerry Pety provides information about early lotteries and an 1815 New York State lottery ticket that was discovered in the Archives.

Starkweather Memorial Chapel in Highland Cemetery: Bill Nickels describes efforts underway to restore the Starkweather Chapel.

Mary Ann and John Starkweather: Provides a brief history of the family and the house at 1266 Huron River Drive.

Lost Ypsilanti Speaks!: The article provides a history of the City Hall building located at 1 South Huron Street.

The Willoughby Family: Bob Willoughby describes the history of the Willoughby family in the City of Ypsilanti.

One Hundred Eighty One Years of Methodism in Ypsilanti: Provides a history of Methodism in Ypsilanti dating back to the early 1800s.

2004 Winter

A Christmas Surprise for Grandma: Gloria J. Shuttleworth spins a story about her grandparents.

Really! Cemetaries and Graveyards in Ypsilanti: Gerry Pety describes the many locations where cemetaries and graveyards existed over the years in and around Ypsilanti.

Henry R. Scovill: Henry Scovill was born in 1843 and influenced Ypsilanti socially, financially and politically during his Ypsilanti years.

Beyer Memorial Hospital: Marilynn Woodside provides a history of Beyer Memorial Hospital dating back to the first facilities dedicated in June of 1918.

In Memoriam - Dr. William P. Edmunds 1925-2004: A tribute to Dr. Edmunds written by Kathryn J. Howard.

2004 Spring

Ypsilanti Dairy: Marcia Peters provides details of the Ypsilanti Dairy founded in 1930 by her grandfather, Fredrick J. Peters, Sr.

Congressional Medal of Honor: The article describes the Metal of Honor in the Museum that as awarded to Sgt. Robert Gardner.

Growing Up in Ypsilanti: John Milford provides details about growing up in Ypsilanti. His father was a physician and was the only doctor to serve on the staffs of all three Beyer Hospitals.

History of Dentistry in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County: A history of Dentistry in Ypsilanti what was originally published in "The Ypsilantian" on February 1, 1900.

2003 Winter

Michigan Biography - The Quirk Family: Traces the history of the Quirk family including those family members active in the Ypsilanti community.

The Hole in the Bag: A Christmas story taken from the book "Our Boys and Girls." The story was written by Julia P. Ballard.

My Memories as an Ypsilanti Press Carrier During the Early 50s: Bob Mayo discusses his experiences as a paper boy in Ypsilanti during the 50s when the paper cost 24 cents per week.

2003 Summer

Memories of Lifelong Ypsilantian - Lois Hopp Katon: Lois's story begins with her parents, Clayton J. Hopp and Ruth McAllister, who were both born in 1904. She tells of growing up in Ypsilanti and attending Michigan State Normal College.

The Dred Scott Decision: In 1820 Congress took possession of Missouri from France and Missouri was admitted to the Union as a slave state. Dred Scott was born in Virginia in 1799 as a slave of the Peter Blow family and remained a slave for most of his life. Dred Scott filed a suit to obtain his freedom which he won. However, in 1852 the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri overruled the decision. Written by Lyman D. Norris.

2002 Winter

Carrie A. Hardy Diary 1919: Excerpts from the December of 1919 Diary of Carrie A. Hardy.

Recipes of Olde: Several recipes are listed that were originally published in "The Home Guide or A Bood by 500 Ladies" published in 1877.

Memories of the Kitchen Stove: Virginia Harwood Davis-Brown tells of growing up with the big blue and white kitchen stove that now is proudly displayed in the YHS Museum.

2002 Spring

Ypsilanti Thrift Shop Celebrates it's 60th Year: The Thrift Shop Association of Ypsilanti began it's year-long celebration of 60 years of dedicated service to the City with a special luncheon at the Ladies Literary Club House.

Beginnings of the Ypsilanti Historical Museum: A narrative history of the YHS Museum at 220 North Huron Street in Ypsilanti written by William P. Edmunds.

Ypsilanti Spells Trouble in Many Ways: Employees of the local post office once kept track of the free-wheeling spellings of "Ypsilanti" on letters. During a six month period they found 65 variations.

Brise Fans: Brise fans were popular in Europe since 1680 but became the rage in the eighteenth century when Madame de Pompadour became fasinated by the small ivory fans. The fans displayed in the Museum came from Grace Cornish's collection.

2001 Fall

The Beginnings of the Ypsilanti Historical Collection: A narrative history of collection of materials about Ypsilanti that started with a photographic collection by Lewis White, photographer. Written by William P. Edmunds.

The House at 220 North Huron Street: When Judge Augustus Brevoort Woodward plotted the village of Ypsilanti in 1825, he intended for Huron Street to be the "Gold Coast" of the community. The house at 220 North Huron Street certainly conveyed that message. Written by James Mann, Museum Historian.

2000 August

Memories of the "Early Depot Town": Joseph H. Thompson describes the early history of Depot Town after 1900.

Background on Bob & Otto-Standard Gas Station at Washtenaw and Owendale: The article descrives the history of the Standard Gas Station in Ypsilanti.

1999 May

Hawkins House: Doris Milliman briefly describes the Hawkins House which is known as a "first class" house.

Jack M. Wiltse Recollection of Willow Run: Jack M. Wiltse wrote about his memories of Willow Run in the early 1940's.

1998 May

Ypsilanti 1898: Doris Milliman describes events in Ypsilanti in 1898.

Eileen Harrison: Billie Zolkosky writes about her friend, Eileen Harrison.

Part 4 - Ypsilanti: An account of the life and service of the Greek Patriot, written for "The Ypsilantian" by W. A. McAndrews. See the June-1997, Sept-1997, and Nov-1997 issues of the Gleanings for other articles about the history of Ypsilanti.

1998 December

Handy Store - Fine Foods for Fine Folks: A story about Edward Dykman, the "Handy Store," and Ed's contacts with Phyliss Diller.

1998 August

The Torch Murder Case by Judge Edward D. Deake: Judge Deakes provides details of the torch murder case and the lasting effects this case had on the Ypsilanti area.

Clocks and Inkwells: An article written by Doris Milliman describing the ink wells owned by Janes and Mary Baker and unusual clocks attractively arranged by Jan Carpenter on display in the Museum.

1997 September

A Maize and Blue or a Green and White Wolverine: Written by John W. Milford. With another football season upon us we thought some of you might enjoy this true story involving our state's mos celebrated gridiron clash.

Part 2 - Ypsilanti: An account of the life and service of the Greek Patriot, written for "The Ypsilantian" by W. A. McAndrews. See the June-1977 issue for Part 1 of the series.

1997 November

Part 3 - Ypsilanti: An account of the life and service of the Greek Patriot, written for "The Ypsilantian" by W. A. McAndrews. See the June-1997 and the Sept-1997 issues of the Gleanings for other articles about the history of Ypsilanti.

1997 March

Queen Anne Soap Revives Memory of Old Ypsilanti: Two letters written by former residents are crowded with memories of Ypsilanti and Ypsilantians at the beginning of the century.

1997 June

Demetrius Ypsilanti - Our City's Namesake: An account of the life and service of the Greek Patriot, written for "The Ypsilantian" by W. A. McAndrews.

1996 March

William F. Ealy: Billie Zolkosky writes about her friend, Willian F. Ealy.

Ypsilanti Man Famous in Kentucky: Byron M. Cutcheon, an early Ypsilanti resident and his part in the Battle of Horseshoebend, Kentucky is being recorded in a book written by Mr. Ed Cahill.

Chios - Grand Island of Greece: The article briefly describes the early history of the island of Chios in Greece.

1996 August

An Ypsilanti Automobile Driver: This is an interesting article about the history of Ypsilanti. The material was compiled by children in the Ypsilanti Schools in 1982 for the Ypsilanti Community History Project.

1995 October

E. S. George School: The article briefly describes the history of the E. S. George School a 1076 Ecorse road.

Memories of Growing Up in Ypsilanti: "Memories of Growing Up in Ypsilanti" is a talk given by Ruth McIntire Allen in 1974. She describes the early 1900's as seen through her childhood, and family.

1995 July

roosevelt High School: Doris Milliman briefly describes the history of Roosevelt High School of Eastern Michigan University.

The Hillside Farm - Our Agricultural Heritage: This article, written by Edward D. Deake, describes the agricultural traditions of his ancestors.

1995 April

Erastus W. Basom 1909: This narrative refers to the early settlers of Ypsilanti and the surrounding country in Washtenaw County, Michigan, since the year 1823. Basom is the author and writer of this narrative in the year 1909.

1994 November

In Memory of James Westfall: Doris Milliman describes James Westfall who died April 26, 1994. Before Westfall moved to Florida, he was the Treasurer for the Ypsilanti Historical Society for many years. He made many contributions to the Museum, including three early American Chairs for which he made Needlework seats.

Adams School: Doris Milliman describes the history of Adams School at the corner of Prospect and Oak streets.

Masonic Temple: This article describes the Masonic Temple. This article was published in the May, 1955 issue of the Phoenix.

1994 April

Fletcher School: Doris Milliman briefly describes the history of Fletcher School.

Diary of Lottie F. Warner: Excerpts from the diaries of Lottie F. Warner - 1892. See the December 1993 issue of the Gleanings for other excerpts from these diaries.

1993 June

Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1897. See the Jun-1993, Feb-1993, Nov- 1992, Jun-1992, Mar-1992, Oct-1991, Aug-1991, Jun-1991, Apr-1991, Aug-1989, Apr-1988, Jan-1988, Oct-1988, Jul-1988, Nov-1987, Apr-1987, Jan-1987, Oct-1986, Jun-1986, Apr-1983, Jan-1983 and Mar-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

Jacob Thumm Indian Exhibit: Jacob Thumm describes the collection of Paleo Indian artifacts, numbering approximately 600 pieces. Thumm gave this remarkable collection to the Ypsilanti Historical Society in 1966.

1993 February

Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1897. See the Jun-1993, Feb-1993, Nov- 1992, Jun-1992, Mar-1992, Oct-1991, Aug-1991, Jun-1991, Apr-1991, Aug-1989, Apr-1988, Jan-1988, Oct-1988, Jul-1988, Nov-1987, Apr-1987, Jan-1987, Oct-1986, Jun-1986, Apr-1983, Jan-1983 and Mar-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1993 December

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival: From "White Triangle News" compiled by Jack Miller.

Ypsilanti - 50 Years Ago: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Louis White.

Diary of Lottie F. Warner: Written by Martha Woods Rhudy. This article is just what the title indicates; the experiences of Lottie F. Warner going back to when she attended Michigan State Normal College in 1892.

1992 November

Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1897. See the Jun-1993, Feb-1993, Nov- 1992, Jun-1992, Mar-1992, Oct-1991, Aug-1991, Jun-1991, Apr-1991, Aug-1989, Apr-1988, Jan-1988, Oct-1988, Jul-1988, Nov-1987, Apr-1987, Jan-1987, Oct-1986, Jun-1986, Apr-1983, Jan-1983 and Mar-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1992 March

A Brief History of Ypsilanti from Colburn's Book: A brief history of Ypsilanti and the surrounding area in the 1800s and the early 1900s.

Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1897. See the Jun-1993, Feb-1993, Nov- 1992, Jun-1992, Mar-1992, Oct-1991, Aug-1991, Jun-1991, Apr-1991, Aug-1989, Apr-1988, Jan-1988, Oct-1988, Jul-1988, Nov-1987, Apr-1987, Jan-1987, Oct-1986, Jun-1986, Apr-1983, Jan-1983 and Mar-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1992 June

Ypsilanti - 1892: An article about the Depot Gardens that was written in the Commerical, the newspaper of the period.

Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1897. See the Jun-1993, Feb-1993, Nov- 1992, Jun-1992, Mar-1992, Oct-1991, Aug-1991, Jun-1991, Apr-1991, Aug-1989, Apr-1988, Jan-1988, Oct-1988, Jul-1988, Nov-1987, Apr-1987, Jan-1987, Oct-1986, Jun-1986, Apr-1983, Jan-1983 and Mar-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

First United Methodisy Church: An article about the Centennial of the First United Methodist Church building at the corner of North Washington Street and Washtenaw Avenue.

1991 October

Renwick-Rorabacher Bird Collection: The article describes the mounted bird collection donated to the Museum by Carroll E. Caldwell.

Part XXII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1896. See the August-1991, June-1991, April-1991, August-1989, April-1988, January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1991 June

Part II - Ypsilanti Parks: Doris Milliman describes rennovations to several Ypsilanti parks.

Part XX - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1895. See the April-1991, August-1989, April-1988, January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1991 December

American Shelf Clocks: Herb Cornish discusses early American clocks made between 1700 and 1725.

The Tower: Doris Milliman briefly describes the history of the Crossing Guard Tower at River and Cross Streets.

Cass Park: Doris Milliman describes attempts to beautify Cass Park, the triangle of land in front of the railroad depot.

Part XXIII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1896. See the August-1991, June-1991, April-1991, August-1989, April-1988, January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1991 August

What a Reunion Means: Leslie Feret describes the reunions of a Michigan Scottish Clan and the memories they trigger of early family activities.

The Soldiers' Monument in Highland Cemetary: Doris Milliman provides a brief history of the monument's history.

Part XXI - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1895. See the June-1991, April-1991, August-1989, April-1988, January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1991 April

Ypsilanti's Parks: Doris Milliman describes rennovations to several Ypsilanti parks.

Henry P. Glover - Mayor of Ypsilanti 1891-1893: From "The Mayors of Ypsilanti" compiled by Foster F. Fletcher, City Historian.

Part XIX - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1894. See the August-1989, April-1988, January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1990 November

Part XVIII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie (hand written) - 1894. See the August-1989, April-1988, January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

Letter from Henry Buck: Letter from Henry Buck of Ypsilanti to "Cousin Sarah" describing events in Ypsilanti in 1859.

The Huron Mill: Mr. Webb Harwood provided a copy of the daily account book of the Huron Mill.

1990 March

A Scrapbook History of Linbcoln Consolidated (The Building): Describes a scrapbook collected and assembled by David S. Flower related to the history of Lincoln School.

Philo Ferrier: Provides a brief history of the Ferrier Machine Works, a company that manufactured a corn sheller. The factory was located near the railroad at 308-312 River Street.

1990 June

Sheldon Crittenden: Duane Crittenden writes about his Grandfather, Sheldon Crittenden, and other members of his family who first settled in Ypsilanti in 1840.

Fans: All about fans that may be considered frivolous, delicate, whimsical, dainty, implements and even weapons. Written by Grace Cornish.

1990 August

The Light Guard: The Ypsilanti Light Guard Company was formed by a group of citizens and was one of the first companies in the state to offer itself for service in the Civil War.

Fourth of July - The Day at Ypsilanti: For the first time in many years the people on the east side of the river observed, in an appropriate manner at the depot, the "Fourth of July."

Oil Lamps: An article written by Grace Cornish describing the lamp collection, loaned by Betty Kerr, on display in the Museum.

The Spice Box: Joan Carpenter desribes the "Spice Box" in the museum collection and traces it's history back to France.

Part II - Sheldon Crittenden: Duane Crittenden writes about his Grandfather, Sheldon Crittenden, and other members of his family who first settled in Ypsilanti in 1840.

The New Block: Excerpts from the scrap book of Esther Henninger. The article describes plans by architect Marsh of Detroit for Washington Street.

1989 January

Toll Gate - Summit Farm: Doris Milliman writes about the tablet marking the site of the Summit Farm toll gate on the Detroit-Saline Plank Road

Part XV - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1891. See the October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1989 August

Markers on Cross Street Bridge: The markers on the Cross Street Bridge stand as memorials to the men of World War I.

Part XVII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1893. See the April-1988, January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1989 April

Part XVI - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1892. See the January-1988, October-1988, July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1988 October

The Ypsilanti Nomads 1955-1965: Dedicated to safe driving and to courtesy on the road, the Ypsilanti Nomads were organized by Mr. Harold C. Foster, a member of the Ypsilanti Police Force, and Mr. Emil Susterka, Chief of Police in 1955.

Part IVX - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1890. See the July-1988, April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1988 July

Historical Marker: The marker on the lawn of 220 North Huron Street is one of those chosen by the Michigan Historical Commission and commemorates Michigan's Interurbans.

Part XIII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1888. See the April-1988, January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1988 January

Michigan Avenue - Old Chicago Road Historical Marker: A stone at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Congress Stree marks an important time in the development of Ypsilanti - the laying of the old Chicago Trail which is now Michigan Avenue.

Part XI - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1886. See the November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1988 April

Historical Markers: There are two stone markers on Huron Street that are seldom noticed. One is in front of the former Ladies' Library and marks the Ypsilanti Area Sesquicentennial 1823-1973 and the other is in front of the former City Hall at 300 North Huron Street in memory of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Part XII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1886. See the January-1988, November-1987, April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1987 November

Ypsilanti Electric Light 1887: Exactly one hundred years ago, Ypsilanti took a giant stride forward into the new world of technology and turned on its first electric street lights.

Part X - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1886. See the April-1987, January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries. Comi

1987 July

Reverend D. Pierce Marker: The marker at the northwest corner of Ballard and Emmet Streets marks the site where once stood the home of the Reverend John D. Pierce, founder of the Public School System in Michigan.

1987 January

A Tribute to Phoebe M. Miller: Phoebe, a friend to, and of, many people in the area died October 28, 1986 at the age of 84. She began life in Sumpter Township on May 17, 1902 and lived in the Ypsilanti area most of her life.

Part VIII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1884. See the October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1987 April

Part XI - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1885. See the January-1987, October-1986, June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

Ypsilanti and the Historical Cannon: The old landmark on the east side in Prospect Park is an ancient coast defense gun from Fort McCler, Kitterly, Maine.

1986 October

Part VII - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1883. See the June-1986, April-1983, January-1983, and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie Diaries.

1986 June

Part VI - Coming to American: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1882. See the April-1983, January-1983 and the March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie diaries.

1986 February

Chronology 1888: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Foster Fletcher.

1985 October

Chronology - 1887: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Foster Fletcher.

Part V - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1880. See the August-1985, January-1983, April-1983, and March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie diaries.

1985 February

Chronology 1878-1880: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Foster Fletcher.

1985 August

Chronology 1884-1886: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Foster Fletcher.

Part IV - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1875. See the January-1983, April-1983, and March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie diaries.

Demetrius Ypsilanti: Hero of the Greek War of Independence whose valor and whose ideals of freedom provided inspiration for a pioneer Michigan settlement.

1985 April

Chronology 1881-1883: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Foster Fletcher.

1984 June

Chronology 1877: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Foster Fletcher.

1984 February

Vett Noble of Ypsilanti (A Clerk for General Sherman): Sylvester Nobel of Ypsilanti, Michigan was a lowly and sometimes impudent clerk in the Union Army. He served as one of the few headquarters clerks for William T. Sherman during his campaign in the Carolinas in 1865. Edited by Donald W. Disbrow.

1983 October

Chronology 1875-1876: A chronology of events in and around Ypsilanti compiled by Foster Fletcher.

1983 January

Part II - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1872-1874. Excerpts form the 1864-1871 diaries appeared in the March-1978 issue of the Gleanings.

1983 April

Part III - Coming to America: Excerpts from the diaries of William Lambie - 1875. See the January-1983 and March-1978 issues of the Gleanings for other excerpts from the Lambie diaries.

1982 October

Part I - Coming to America: William Lambie, Foster Fletcher's Grandfather wrote in 1870 about coming to America. William was born April 15, 1821 in Strathaven, Scotland and died on April 25, 1900 in Ypsilanti Township.

Part IV - The Mayors of Ypsilanti 1858-1981: All research presented is the work of Foster Fletcher, City Historian.

1982 May

Part I - Early History of the Town of Lima: Written by Samuel Clements. A paper prepared for the Washington County Pioneer Society and read December 7, 1874. Samuel Clements, Sr. came to the territory of Michigan in 1825. He died on June 16, 1866 and is buried in the Parker Cemetery in Lima Township.

Part III - The Mayors of Ypsilanti 1858-1981: The first article in this series appeared in the October, 1981 issue of the Gleanings.

1982 February

Part II - The Mayors of Ypsilanti 1858-1976: In 1976 the Ypsilanti Archives and Historical Society compiled a booklet of the Mayors of Ypsilanti. The book contained photographs of each Mayor and the dates of his term in office. Research by Foster Fletcher, City Historian.

1982 August

Part II - Early History of the Town of Lima: Samuel Clements, Sr. was born August 12, 1780 near Seneca, Ontario County, New York. The Clements "took up" about 640 acres in Section 12 of Lima Township.

1981 October

Part I - The Mayors of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti - It's Past, Present and Future: Mr. Fletcher's "Mayors of Ypsilanti," covers Ypsilanti's many leaders from Chauncey Joslin in 1858, Arden Ballard in 1859, Benjamin Follett in 1860, Parmenio Davis in 1861, Edward Allen in 1880, Henry Scoville in 1881, Chester Yost in 1884, Clark Cornwell in 1886, and Daniel Putman in 1889. Also includes the third and final part of "Ypsilanti - It's Past, Present and Future" by Charles Rich Pattison which was first published in the Ypsilanti Commercial in 1874.

1981 July

Ypsi - It's Past, Present and Future and In Remembrance of Merry Maude Wallace: Continuation of Pattison's Ypsilanti History, covering the newspapers, societies and cemetary. He provides a good picture of the mills and manufacturing businesses from the cooper shops, novelty works, tanniers and whip-socket company.

1981 February

Old School Essays, 200 Years Ago...It Wasn't Easy, and Continued History of Street Names: Three compositions written by high school seminar students in 1848 describing "...places I would like to visit, our school room, and home." A listing of Revolutionary War activities in 1781 and more background on Ypsilanti street names, like Water Street, was probably covered frequently with water, in times of high river.

1981 December

Sketch of the Life of E. M. Foote: An interesting article on Ypsilanti's pioneer teacher of public school music, a man whose musical influence extended through many states. Written by Miss Abba Owen, the granddaughter of Professor Foote, herself one of Ypsilanti's favorite musicians and a teacher in the Normal College Conservatory of Music.

1981 April

Ypsi - It's Past, Present and Future, Naming the Streets, and Letters from George P. Becker: The History of Ypsilanti, written by the editor of Ypsilanti Commerical, Charles Pattison in 1874, and covering the early settlement, the churches and schools. The history of the street names provides interesting details, such as "...Race Street was derived from an early constructed race or ditch that brought the Huron River more directly to the mill. Also gives background on provious owner of the land and the platting of the farms.

1980 October

Reminiscences of Charles Fleming and Letter by David Gairdner: Charles Fleming wrote his reminiscences in 1907, but goes back to his father's arrival in Woodruff's Grove (Ypsilanti) - describes trials, privations, suffering of the pioneers. Gairdner writes to a Robert Campbell in Scotland describing the town, changes ("Now there is stores and groceries everywhere that luxury or fashion could think of") and describes his own farm.

1980 June

Army Draft During the Civil War and "Old Days": In "My Live in Ypsilanti" by Genevieve Ward Williams, she warmly describes the early 1900's in Ypsilanti as seen through the eyes of a hard working black family. There is also a poem written by Mrs. Stadtmiller describing her childhood, and finally the order of 1865 and the way to increase the membership and efficiency of the Army.

1980 February

Chronological History Following Civil War Up To 1880: Prepared by Foster Fletcher, City Historian. Also some "tidbits" from the archives, e.g. "Please let the bearer, B. W. Noyes, have three dollars out of your store and charge to me."

1980 December

The Remarkable McAndrews - Naming the Streets of Ypsilanti: What the title implies - (interesting story; heartbreaks, smiles, honest men and dishonest men during their journey from Scotland to Ypsilanti - via New Jersey, Baltimore, Md., and finally a water journey to Michigan.)

1980 April

Cronological History Following Civil War to 1880: Prepared by Foster Fletcher, City Historian. Continuation of article in the February 1980 Gleanings.

1979 October

Early History of the Banks of Ypsilanti: By Dorothy Disbrow - just what the title implies; also mention of the "Greenback Party," organized in 1876.

1979 February

Letters of James Heron and Annual Report of the Museum Director: This issue has Mr. Heron's revolutionary letters containing war details, biographical information concerning the family of Joseph Thompson, and also bits and pieces from the archives.

1979 December

Recipes, "Household" Hints and Histories: "Christmas About 1904" by Foster Fletcher; old recipes with histories of some of the contributors (1883). Also includes an article about the James M. Huestons, who lived in "the fine old Greek Revival Mansion at 125 North Huron Street."

1979 April

School History: Very interesting and detailed account of the early elementary and secondary school of Ypsilanti, written and researched by Dorothy Disbrow, Archivist for the Ypsilanti Historical Museum.

1978 September

The "Ypsilantian" 1889 and the Underground Railroad: Exerpts from the Ypsilantian (newspaper), Friday, March 6, 1885. Also, a story of the house at 220 North Huron Street. This issue includes the "Underground Railroad" of 1885 in this area.

1978 March

Lambie Diary 1864-1871: A typical diary - exerpts from the diaries of William Lambie. May 3, ice in the water pails - cole, sad and weary;" July 17, "Jones cut the wheat - over 7 acres in 2 days - paid him $6." The Lambies were from Scotland, Mr. Lambie being forty-five when they came to the United States. The diary is more about their family than about the community, although people are, of course, mentioned.

1978 December

Remembrance of Things Past and Florence Babbitt and the Babbitt House: Foster Fletcher discusses world events, robberies, businesses on Congress Street (Michigan Avenue) and the people who ran them. Arthur Howard shares his childhood memories of Florence S. Babbitt, 1847-1929. There is a brief biographical background of the Horatio Blackmore Lewis family.

1977 November

Early Presbyterian Church Records and LaRea Swartz History: A few old 1832 to 1850 Church Session records - a bit amusing. The LaRea Swartz couple were members of the Ypsilanti Historical Society and this is just a little background on their family - they moved away from Ypsilanti in 1977.

1977 May

"O Pioneers" and the Willow Run Settlement: "O Pioneers" is from the reminiscenses of Henry F. Horner as published in February 20, 1925 issue of Ypsilanti Daily Press. The "Willow Run Settlement" is by John McMath, who died in 1900. Detailed description of McMath settling in this area dnd the house (farm) they had - also other families and where they settled in the Willow Run area.

1976 November

Ypsilanti Chronology 1862 - December 1866: This is the 3rd article by Peter Fletcher covering the review 1850-1860, the "great fire," the Civil War events and letters about it. There are many tidbits from the Lambie waste book or diary and from other people's lives.

1976 March

Ypsilanti Cronology 1850-1870: By Foster L. Fletcher, City Historian - dedication of the Ypsilanti Normal Teacher Training School in 1852; churches organized; happenings around the U.S. are mentioned; histories of Ypsilanti families. Gives a list of first enlistment roll for the Civil War.

1976 January

Ypsilanti Players from 1915-1957: Ypsilanti Players gave their first program on April 15, 1915 - the group was started by Daniel L. Quirk, Jr. Description of remodeling a barn, their first production, press coverage from Detroit papers (also the Christian Science Monitor). "Probably the most complete and charming "Little Theater" west of New York." Traces the history up to 1957.

1975 September

A Brief History of the Archives, Historical Society & Museum: "Archives date back to the year 1809 when there was no Ypsilanti." A true account of the very beginnings of Ypsilanti and how records were acquired and the Historical Society was organized.

1975 November

Memories Mingle with the River & Elijah McCoy: The "Memories Mingle with the River" is a talk given by Foster L. Fletcher, Ypsilanti City Historian, before the Washtenaw County Historical Society in 1974. Elijah McCoy is the story of a young black inventor living in Ypsilanti about 100 years ago.

1975 July

A History of the Washtenaw Country Club 1899-1974: Written by Clark M. Greenstreet. Excellent, if you are interested in the golf history of the third oldest club in Michigan. (Most people think Washtenaw was the second oldest club in Michigan...not true.)

1975 April

The Hammond-Movius Papers (Michigan Pioneers): Old papers found in the attic of the Shaefer Toy Store a few years ago describing the life of two pioneer families in about 1830.

1974 September

Chocolate Shop and Drug Store: Description of the Gaudy Bakery Shop "one of the hubs of city communication." Also, Weinmann-Matthews Drug Store, "...in addition to being a drug store, they handled paints, wallpaper...opened at 6:00 am to accomodate painters and decorators."

1974 July

Memories of the "Early Depot Town": Written by Joseph H. Thompson. Description of the trains (contents), stores, ("...was a cigar store that was operated by Mr. Chris Duress. They called him "Doc" for he concocted a remedy that he claimed would restore lost manhood. He filled his window one day with this remedy and the sun came through the window pretty bright and the bottles exploded and blew out the front windows..."). This booklet is amusing and fun to read.

1974 February

History of the King and Lamb Grocery Store (1893-1970): The King & Lamb Grocery history begins in 1838 when Ypsilanti only had 120 houses and the store was located at 40-42 E. Michigan. The store relocated to 101 W. Michigan in 1858, and that became its permanent location. The store sold nearly everything in bulk, coffee was sold as a green berry, and cider was purchased in barrels and held until it turned into vinegar. Cornucopias (cone-shaped wrapping) were used in handling and packaging bulk goods. There was delivery service - boys went from house to house to pick up orders and then to deliver later in the day. The store was closed in 1942 after 104 years of service.

1974 December

Ypsilanti and the Automobile: Exactly as the title indicates - dealers and inventors in this area.

1974 April

Lowell, The Ancient City: During the speculation of 1834-40 every important water course was seized and promoted back east. One of the best sources of water power was the site of Lowell, northeast of the Superior Road Bridge. A paper mill was projected, a flour mill was completed and ran for two years. But, as fast as it was promoted, it fell vacant until it was used for workers at the Cromwell Paper Mill.

1973 October

The Early Elementary and Secondary Schools of Ypsilanti: Dates, places, people & descriptions - "The teacher's salary was so very nominal and in not a few instances districts allowed their houses to be occupied by whomsoever would undertake to teach and for whatever he could obtain from his patrons. Such was the state of educational affairs in Ypsilanti from 1836 until 1848-49."

1973 July

History of Dentistry in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County (1842-1895): Written by Dr. John Andress Watling. Amusing in spots - "During the winter of 1856, Dr. A. F. Barr came to Ypsilanti. He had a kind of checkered life, being of a roving disposition." Nothing on the techniques, especially, but more of the who's who.

1973 February

Ypsilanti's Mineral Water Sanitariums: Between the years 1880 and 1917 there were two successful Mineral Water Sanitariums in Ypsilanti, each supplied with mineral water from local wells.

1973 December

Pioneers of the Ypsilanti Area: A Mr. William Watts wrote a letter in 1836 to his family in England (from Ypsilanti). Hardships! "I left my family at Detroit about four o'clock in the afternoon, with a few pence in my pocket, intending to walk all night, but the roads was (were) so bad, which compelled me to stop at the tavern. They charged 3 d for my bed." Watts writes of work available and types of people found in this area at that time. Also in this booklet is a reminiscence of the Jothan & Aurilla Stevens Goodell family. "From Detroit she rode an Indian pony to what is now Ypsilanti, following an Indian trail of notches cut in the trees."

1973 August

The History of Paper Making in Washtenaw County: Written by Daniel L. Quirk, Jr. A real history - "In 1690 the first paper mill was licensed to operate at Germantown, Pa." Follows paper making in this area to the present Quirk family enterprises.

1973 April

The Lady Doctors of Ypsilanti 1860-1899: In July of 1899 a govenment survey indicated there were 6,882 practicing women physicians in the United States. In Ypsilanti at that time there were three "lady" doctors.

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