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Ann Arbor aims to raise funds to renovate Elks Lodge for city’s 200th anniversary

ANN ARBOR, MI — As Ann Arbor turns 200 years old, community leaders are raising money for multiple legacy projects to mark the bicentennial year in 2024.

One of them is the James L. Crawford Elks Lodge, which they say has been an important place for Black residents for over 100 years and is now in need of upgrades to ensure it can continue to sustain operations and thrive for years to come...

Ann Arbor celebrates city’s 200th Birthday in style

ANN ARBOR, MI — Local author John U. Bacon said he was once taught Ann Arbor’s founders — John Allen and Elisha Rumsey — were stout pioneers of good character.

“And that’s not true — they were both shameless land flippers,” he said, drawing laughs as he addressed the crowd at Ann Arbor’s bicentennial kickoff celebration Friday night, Jan. 19...

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