Supporting the troops

In 1942, during World War II, women aid the war effort by selling defense bonds from a booth on the Diag. Click the photo to view a larger version. (Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (96 years ago)

The prohibition of the sale of liquors and beer in January 1920 enhanced the position of the Michigan Union as a healthy hangout for students. Joe Parker’s, the Orient and other saloons were forced to close.

— From “The Making of the University of Michigan 1817-1992” by Howard H. Peckham



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