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The Publications Board
Yearbook of Llggett School
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B A Vassar College
Ph D Umversrty of Illnnors
ANY YEARS AGO before Henry Ford became famous and whale model Ts were strll consldered the mlracle of the
age there was a tract of land on the east srde of Detroit known as the Cook Farm This beautlfully wooded quret section
became a highly desrrable resldentral drstrlct known as the lndlan Village It was before the days of the Charlevorx street
car lrne There was no traffrc to menace the safety of children on the streets Rlgld restrlctlons were lard down to keep
the neighborhood strrctly resldentral
A group of the frrst settlers rn lndran Vrllage after they had bullt their comfortable homes on the bag tree shaded
lots went on to plan a good school for therr chrldren These men rarsed the necessary money to buy land and put up the
burldrng for the Eastern Lrggett School the part of our present bulldlng which IS the lower school
ln the 36 years slnce that school was opened there have been many changes whrch any of us could lust Remarkable
It rs that throughout Detrorts tremendous expansron In splte of fantastic development of automotive plants and other
rndustnes the lndran Vlllage and Lrggett School have kept the same close relatnonshlp with whrch they started Fam:
Iles have moved away Apartment houses have been bullt on the fringes Llggett School has expanded thanks to gen
erous alumnae and other frrends so that rt has the playfreld across Burns avenue In addrtron to the upper school wmg and
the smaller playfleld besrde the school The latest acqulsrtlon rs the house and property whrch Miss Jeannette and her
brother left to the school and whlch rs now the headmrstress home the foods class laboratory and a pleasant meetmg
place for school business groups and for Informal reunrons
Throughout the years real estate men have cnted Llggett as makrng property In the nerghborhood more desirable
New famrlues replace the old as classes graduate and Lnggett gurls chrldren sat at the desks where therr mothers sat
There rs now an lndran Vrllage Assocratlon wrth considerable authonty The restnctrons whrch were orlgrnally set
up are strll largely adhered to Our school and this assocratron work together to one another s advantage The wonder
ful Pow Wow held on our playfleld last June with great red footprints polntmg the way on crty pavements to the tent
rn the mrddle of the hockey freld brought together lndrans large and small for a happy evening of feasting and fun The
annual meetmg of the assoclatron rs held In school ln the fall In return the assoclatlon IS interested rn helping Lrggett
get ln touch wlth new comers to the neighborhood
Llggett gurls now come to 2555 Burns from all parts of the clty and suburbs They return then One lrttle two lrttle
three lrttle lndrans to homes as far away as Windsor Grosse lle and Wyandotte to make their famnlles and friends
acquainted with the lndlan Vrllage communrty
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