Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fifteen Jolly Normalites

Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat, November 11, 1898
Oh, to be a Normalite in the time of Eloise and to ride a trolley into the complex as VIP. Miss Bennett, I'm assuming, was the daughter of Superintendent Dr. E. O. Bennett, who ruled the roost for the last 20 years of the 19th century and was the first physician to run the institution.

Or, it could simply be a grammatical error since they obviously didn't know how to spell trolley in Ann Arbor in the late 1800s. Better yet, maybe Miss Bennett was a troll among trolls at a college called Normal. For the uninitiated, that's the name Eastern Michigan University went by before becoming true EMU.

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