Tag Archives: 1933

There used to be four times as many grocery stores in Ypsilanti as restaurants

Remember how I was telling you a few days ago that I’d gotten my hands on a 1933 Ypsilanti phone book? Well, here’s a little something that I thought you might find of interest. Back in ’33, there were roughly four times as many grocery stores in Ypsilanti as restaurants. Granted, the shops in question […]

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Furniture and Undertaking

I guess it makes sense to combine the two professions. If you’ve got the wood and tools to make coffins, why not build a couple of cabinets when business is slow, right? I mean, there’s a lot of time between cyclone season and flu season in Ypsilanti. Might as well do something constructive. And, when […]

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Celebrating the anniversary of FDR’s Civil Works Administration

According to PBS, it was on this day in 1933 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the Civil Works Administration, “a component of his New Deal that helped America pull through the Great Depression of the 1930s by creating millions of construction jobs for unemployed Americans.” If you have a drink in your hand, please […]

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