I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I have lived in Ypsilanti ever since. Probably one of the most distinctive landmarks in Ypsilanti is the Water Tower.
Ypsilanti started in 1809 as a trading post, it eventually became a village in 1829. It was named after Dimitrius Ypsilanti, a Greek patriot. The Water Tower was built in 1890 and is currently listed as a historic site. The legend is that if a virgin graduates from Eastern Michigan, it will collapse. The other legend is that Paul Bunyan is buried there.