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Forgotten Detroit

Vachon, Paul. Book - 2009 977.434 Va 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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"Detroiters know their history well. Founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the city subsisted on a variety of industries: fur trading, stove building, and, of course, the automobile. Names such as Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh resonate in Detroiters' common memory. Detroit's meteoric rise during the 20th century established the city as an influential leader in commerce, culture, and religion. This growth spawned the development of numerous businesses, organizations, and institutions, many now forgotten. Albert Kahn left his indelible mark. Mary Chase Stratton created a new art form. And Henry Ford II changed the course of his family legacy. Forgotten Detroit delves into the wellspring of history to retell some of these lesser-known stories within Detroit's rich heritage"--P. [4] of cover.


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a good read submitted by Johnny Mac on July 17, 2011, 12:59pm anyone who lives in Michigan should read this.

photos of detroit people submitted by Jackie77 on August 23, 2015, 1:33pm This is a good book full of photos from detroit olden days. It has a lot of photos of people rather than just buildings. Small descriptions are included with the pictures.

Nice photos submitted by Bethybeth07 on July 14, 2023, 11:17pm A great book that shows lots of Detroit’s architectural history

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Images of America.

Charleston, SC : Arcadia, c2009.
Year Published: 2009
Description: 127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Detroit (Mich.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.