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Putting the heritage back in Heritage Fest

Ypsilanti’s Heritage Festival used to be about more than just ugly people in too tight clothing, funnel cakes, moon walks full to the brim with mouth-breathing hooligans, and the inhalation of elephant ears. In decades past, it was about… well… the actual heritage of Ypsilantians. It’s been lost slowly over time, but, as I understand […]

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Introducing the Dusty Diary

Some of you may remember Laura Bien. Up until about a year ago, she blogged as the YpsiDixit. Well, I’m happy to report that she’s come out of retirement. Laura has launched an engaging new site dedicated to the research of local Ypsilanti history, mainly though the exploration of surviving first-person narratives. The site is […]

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