Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Interurban good-bye

This story was carried in the Ypsilanti Commercial of Friday, November 13, 1891.

It is said that just as the conductor (of an interurban) had signalled the motor to start on towards Ann Arbor from the Hamilton street crossing the other day, he beheld a Normal girl (that is a coed from the Normal College, now EMU)coming at full speed. He held the train until she arrived, when a U of M boy, her cousin (?), stepped off the rear platform, threw his embrace around her with a loud report, and boarded the train again. She said she was so glad she got there in time to see him; the conductor said something unsympathetic as he pulled the bell cord; everybody smiled with a roar, and the train moved on.


Post a Comment

<< Home