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Old school: U-M in History

Topic: History

Well-dressed gentlemen and ladies look on, as a clown joins band performers in a Michigan Union Shows parade, circa 1909. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (92 years ago)

In the poem “Just a Few More Days,” printed June 4, 1922, in The Michigan Daily, the writer celebrates pending graduation:

“Go stepping, Mr. Motorman,

“And jerk this car along.

“Exams are done, we’re going home,

“And want the going strong.

“You have a load, the whistle’s good,

“So make the lizzies scramble;

“In Ypsi, Wayne and Dearborn too

“Just toot and let ’er ramble…”

— From “A Book of Days, 150 Years of Student Life at Michigan”


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