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    Detroit

    Purchase of train depot adds new chapter to long history

    Train depot purchase adds new chapter to historyBorn on the eve of World War I, Michigan Central Depot witnessed the birth of 20th-century Detroit
    • Detroit
    • 1 week, 1 day ago
    Tigers

    Mickey Lolich: How Ilitch dashed his pizza career dream

    Lolich book dishes on Mike Ilitch, 1968 TigersRead an excerpt from his new book, 'Joy in Tigertown,' in which the World Series hero works for the pizza king
    • Tigers
    • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Michigan

    Civil War soldiers forgotten no more in Traverse City

    Civil War soldiers forgotten no more in Traverse CityGroup dedicates time and effort memorializing forgotten soldiers who fought in the war between states but later died in relative obscurity.
    • Michigan
    • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
    Michigan History

    Louis Kamper, architect of Detroit's Gilded Age

    Louis Kamper, architect of Detroit’s Gilded AgeLouis Kamper, architect of Detroit's Gilded Age
    • Michigan History
    • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Life

    Albert Kahn, Detroit's master architect

    Albert Kahn, Detroit’s master architectAlbert Kahn, Detroit's master architect
    • Life
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Detroit

    Dr. Carl Lauter treated the injured in 1967

    Dr. Carl Lauter treated the injured in 1967Dr. Carl Lauter worked at Detroit Receiving Hospital during the riots, not leaving for seven days straight. He'll never forget one miraculous case: A fireman was shot between the eyes, but suffered only a headache.
    • Detroit
    • 2 months ago
    Michigan History

    Lindbergh, Detroit’s native son, became a sensation

    Lindbergh, Detroit’s native son, became a sensationThe aviation pioneer lived here only now and then, but his roots ran deep
    • Michigan History
    • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Building Detroit's 20th century skyline

    Building Detroit’s 20th century skylineBuilding Detroit's 20th century skyline
    • Michigan History
    • 3 months ago
    Wayne County

    Grosse Pointe South marks 50 years since MLK’s speech

    Grosse Pointe South marks 50 years since MLK’s speechHundreds are expected to fill the Grosse Pointe South High School gymnasium Wednesday for a re-reading of King’s speech
    • Wayne County
    • 3 months, 1 week ago
    TV Plus

    Pioneering Detroit black-affairs TV show turns 50

    Pioneering Detroit black-affairs TV show turns 50Detroit Public TV’s ‘American Black Journal’ celebrates 50 years as one of the nation’s first black-issues TV news shows
    • TV Plus
    • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Detroit

    Defense attorney: Prosecution's witnesses were 'simply awful'

    Defense attorney: Prosecution’s witnesses were ‘simply awful’Birmingham attorney Norman Lippitt, who defended the three Detroit police officers in the fatal shootings of three youths at the Algiers Motel annex, returns to the site of the 1967 incident and reminisces about the case.
    • Detroit
    • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Detroit

    The Algiers Motel shootings tribunal

    The Algiers Motel shootings tribunalThe Rev. Dan Aldridge explains how he helped to organize a citizens tribunal -- as close to a real trial as possible -- on the 1967 shootings of three young black men at the Algiers Motel annex. The verdict was guilty on all charges.
    • Detroit
    • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Michigan Winter Olympians through the years

    Michigan Winter Olympians through the yearsMichigan Winter Olympians through the years
    • Michigan History
    • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Life in Michigan in 1966

    Life in Michigan in 1966Life in Michigan in 1966
    • Michigan History
    • 5 months ago
    Michigan History

    America's push for civil rights in the 1960s

    America’s push for civil rights in the 1960sAmerica's push for civil rights in the 1960s
    • Michigan History
    • 5 months, 1 week ago
    Michigan History

    Diet and exercise fads in the Victorian era

    Diet and exercise fads in the Victorian eraDiet and exercise fads in the Victorian era
    • Michigan History
    • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    George Armstrong Custer's Michigan ties

    George Armstrong Custer’s Michigan tiesGeorge Armstrong Custer's Michigan ties
    • Michigan History
    • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Christmases past in Metro Detroit

    Christmases past in Metro DetroitChristmases past in Metro Detroit
    • Michigan History
    • 6 months ago
    Michigan History

    The life and death of Hudson's department store

    The life and death of Hudson’s department storeThe life and death of Hudson's department store
    • Michigan History
    • 6 months, 1 week ago
    Michigan History

    Life in Michigan in 1940

    Life in Michigan in 1940Life in Michigan in 1940
    • Michigan History
    • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
    Detroit

    Book looks back at Detroit’s ‘Witch of Delray’

    Book looks back at Detroit’s ‘Witch of Delray’Rose Veres, one of the most infamous figures in Detroit crime history got a raw deal, according to a new book
    • Detroit
    • 7 months ago
    Detroit

    Parts of Kern's clock still tick in Upper Peninsula

    Parts of Kern’s clock still tick in Upper PeninsulaTammy Waisanen thought she had a cool clock on her building. Little did she know it’s a piece of Detroit history
    • Detroit
    • 7 months, 1 week ago
    Edmund Fitzgerald

    Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Remembering the Edmund FitzgeraldRemembering the Edmund Fitzgerald
    • Edmund Fitzgerald
    • 7 months, 1 week ago
    Michigan History

    Fielding Yost, godfather of UM sports

    Fielding Yost, godfather of UM sportsCharismatic football coach, builder of Michigan Stadium, he laid the foundation for Michigan’s winning tradition
    • Michigan History
    • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Fielding Yost, the man who created Michigan football

    Fielding Yost, the man who created Michigan footballFielding Yost, the man who created Michigan football
    • Michigan History
    • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Michigan History

    Players Detroit boasts century-long amateur theater run

    Players Detroit boasts century-long amateur theater runAll-male acting fraternity carries on tradition that dates to 1911 in elegant building on Jefferson
    • Michigan History
    • 8 months ago
    Michigan History

    The Players Detroit, creating a scene since 1911

    The Players Detroit, creating a scene since 1911The Players Detroit, creating a scene since 1911
    • Michigan History
    • 8 months ago