Lupe Fiasco at EMU Convocation Center


Explorer IV, Marijuana Plant, Epi 408

Depot Town Rag

Prohibition ends . . . again! by Tom Dodd When the district’s 1870s Oliver House railroad saloon saw the coming of the 18th Amendment (known informally as the Volstead Act) initiating the country’s prohibition of alcohol in...
by Tim Adkins


Blue Oval “Ford” Sign Among our Local Landmarks

by Tom Dodd When Henry Ford built the Ypsilanti Ford factory shortly after World War Two, a Ford script sign adorned Building #1 casting its glow over I-94 toward the shores of Ford Lake. With the plant’s demolition in 2010, ...
by Amanda Slater



Auto-etymology: The Station Wagon

Wagons stop at this station more often than trains lately by Tom Dodd There are not any “No U Turn” signs on East Cross Street by the railroad tracks. That’s because, when the street was originally laid out, it was made w...
by Amanda Slater


The Invention of Color Reaches the Old Depot District

By Tom Dodd Regular Rag readers were astonished to see the upper stories of the Masonic Block in full, florid color in the February issue, but there it was: Frenchie’s Verdigris, Yellow Bird Yellow, Clover Computer Green, and...
by Tim Adkins


Bank of Ann Arbor
ypsicollage (dragged)

Introducing the Depot Town Rag

Thanks to the efforts of the DTA (Depot Town Association) and creative director Thomas Dodd, we’ll now include the historic publication Depot Town Rag within the pages of iSPY. Stay tuned for some great content you’...
by Tim Adkins