Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Scene on Ypsilanti Streets After the Harrison Election

Kind readers may remember that in a post not far below this one Abba gave us a peek at the wild excitement in Ypsi following the Republicans' election victory. Aside from the big parade, speeches, and bonfire on the night of the election (the lightning slingers* must have nearly dropped dead!), some election bets had to be settled.

Here's a little story from the November 16, 1888 Ypsilanti Commercial about one such settling...which provoked applause all over town as it passed by.

*telegraph operators

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