Sordid criminal past is grave matter for U of M and other venerable US instutions

Thoroughly enjoying my latest read, Wicked Washtenaw County: Strange Tales of the Grisly and Unexplained┬áby local author James Thomas Mann. Only half-way through this 120 page book, but I’ve already learned some interesting new historical tidbits. A) An Ann Arbor resident and convicted murderer who was sentenced to death by execution (1843) may have been … More Sordid criminal past is grave matter for U of M and other venerable US instutions

Bicentennial birthday celebration for Michigan’s first governor on Oct. 27

A birthday bash is scheduled for noon on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Capitol Park in Detroit to honor Michigan’s first elected governor, Stevens T. Mason. Dubbed the “Boy Governor” because he was only 19 when he assumed the post of secretary of Michigan Territory, a position vacated by his father, John T. Mason. In … More Bicentennial birthday celebration for Michigan’s first governor on Oct. 27