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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GOLF COURSE

Ann Arbor, Michigan

1929

March 28              Maxwell and Dean Woods “hold a contract for the construction of a golf course at the University of Michigan.  Work will be begun this summer.”  [Paducah Sun-Democrat, March 28, 1929]

May 18                  Maxwell arrives in Ardmore for the 1929 Oklahoma state tournament at Dornick Hills.  He “has been in Ann Arbor, Mich., designing a course.”  [Daily Ardmoreite, May 19, 1929]

May 22                  Maxwell to depart Ardmore for Ann Arbor to lay out University of Michigan course.  [Ada Evening News, May 22, 1929]

 

May 26                  Maxwell leaves Ardmore for Ann Arbor, “where he is building a golf course for the University of Michigan.”  [Daily Ardmoreite, May 27, 1929]

July 12                   Dean Woods is in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  [Daily Ardmoreite, July 12, 1929]  Editorial Note:  Woods was presumably working on the University of Michigan course.

 

July 17                   Maxwell’s mother, Carrie Maxwell, dies in Ardmore at the age of 77 following a stroke.  Maxwell was at her bedside after being summoned from Ann Arbor, Michigan.  [Daily Ardmoreite, July 17, 1929; Daily Ardmoreite, July 18, 1929]

August 12              Maxwell returns to Ardmore from Ann Arbor, Michigan.  [Daily Ardmoreite, August 12, 1929]

 

August 30              Maxwell is “on his way” from Michigan to Ardmore to be at the bedside of his son, Press, who underwent surgery.  [Daily Ardmoreite, August 30, 1929]

Early Fall               Construction on University of Michigan course begins.  [The University of Michigan Golf Course, Wm. Slack, Jr., May 1945 Michigan Greenkeepers Report]

September 12       “Work on the University of Michigan golf course at Ann Arbor is going forward rapidly under the supervision of Perry Maxwell.”  [Daily Ardmoreite, September 12, 1929]

1930

September 11       Maxwell to join his daughters in Michigan and then accompany them on their trip east.  [Daily Ardmoreite, September 11, 1930]  Editorial Note:  In interviews with Chris Clouser for his book “The Midwest Associate” (2006), family members confirmed that Maxwell spent the summer of 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan working on the University of Michigan course.  We accept their recollection of events in the absence of any information to the contrary.

 

September 18       University of Michigan course expected to open.  [Appleton (WI) Post, March 26, 1930]

1931

Spring                     University of Michigan course opens.  [The University of Michigan Golf Course, Wm. Slack, Jr., May 1945 Michigan Greenkeepers Report]

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