Thursday, June 8, 2017

Debunking Ann Arbor's founding myths today on Ann Arbor Stories

John Allen

We all know the stor, John Allen and Elisha Rumsey founded Ann Arbor in 1824. They named their new town after their wives, who were both named Ann. It's a nice story, but If you want to dig a little deeper and learn about our founder's sordid pasts, you must listen to today's Ann Arbor Story: Dirty Rotten Founders. Spoiler alert: both of the founders had a history that involved fleeing debts.

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