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Week of November 14, 2011

Old school: U-M in History

Parade performance

The U-M Band performs in a parade in downtown Saginaw in 1917. — Photo courtesy Bentley Historical Library.

This month in history (154 years ago)

Before residence halls, students found rooms in homes. One wrote, “Our lessor has procured for us a small cook stove & furnished us with dishes etc. as we shall need. We went down street & got on a stock of provisions consisting of half a bushel of potatoes, 2 loaves of bread, a bar of soap, added to which we have a piece of meat … We anticipate a tolerably pleasant time.” — Courtesy Bentley Historical Library and “Photographic Saga of the University of Michigan” by Anne Duderstadt.

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