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The Story Of Michigan’s Almost Forgotten First Commercial Airport, Packard Field

When you drive down Gratiot Avenue in Roseville, there's a monument just past Frazho road that would be very easy to miss.After all, it's...

The Campaign Is On To Restore Newsboy Shelter On Belle Isle From 1911

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Belle Isle Conservancy are looking to restore a historic shelter on the island and say they're...

Anthony Bourdain Producing New Four-Part CNN Series Focusing On Detroit

A four-part series focusing on Detroit's heyday is coming to CNN in 2018."Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City" is the working title and...

The Fascinating Story Behind Highland Park’s Almost Forgotten Pedestrian Tunnels

At first when you walk up to these relics from a time when Fords rolled out of a plant on Woodward and Highland Park was the model of...
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Hundreds Of People Turn Out To See Rosa Parks Home Rebuilt In Berlin

The home of US civil rights icon Rosa Parks - rebuilt in Berlin by an artist - drew hundreds of people out to see...
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Retro Motor City: Check Out Detroit’s Talking Police Car From 1936

Imagine a 1930s police car with a ridiculously sized horn on top, politely but firmly giving orders on Detroit's streets.Well, that was Detroit's "Voice...

Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Dream In Detroit

Although Martin Luther King day is today - January 16, 2017 - we're going to step back in history, to June, 1963.Before the Reverend...

10 Tasty Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Better Made Potato Chips

Sometimes, you can't help it. You're in the party store or in an aisle at Meijer, and you see it. The yellow bag. The...

Detroit Has Always Hustled Harder: Meet A Detroit Hustler From The 1800s

The terms “hustle” and “hustler” are big in culture today, especially here in Detroit. “Detroit Hustles Harder” is a popular shirt and slogan. People...
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WATCH: Six Special Minutes On The History Of Detroit’s Beautiful Assumption Grotto

Assumption Grotto has always had a special place in my heart as it's where some of my closest family is laid to rest, as...
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1980 Promo Video: ‘Where will you be the picture of success? Where else but...

Promotional videos aim to capture their subject in the best light, but it’s hard to feel that way in hindsight about this attempt to...

For every step forward, Detroit has to be wary of taking multiple steps back

There is so much good going on in Detroit right now. The M1 Rail is on the tracks as we speak, being tested for...
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What Can Viewing 32 Years Of Metro Detroit From Space Tell Us?

This is cool and sobering at the same time. It's a short clip - just twelve seconds - but it covers 32 years of...

Peek Into History With These 10 Wigglegrams From 1880s Detroit

Detroit's history as a city spans more than 300 years. Photography was only available for a portion of that time.Today, we're going to look...

10 Impressive Detroit Firsts 🗺

In our 315-year history, Detroit has seen and done a lot. Its reputation for innovation and trendsetting is well-deserved. The city and its people...

Check Out A Newly Found Map Of Detroit From 1790

What was Detroit like in 1790? Well, now we have a map.The University of Michigan has added a rare of Detroit from 1790 to...

Check Out These 12 Historic & Stunning Detroit Area Homes

Detroit is a city full of historic beauties, some better kept than others. From the Brush Park neighborhood of Detroit to Wyandotte, there are...

The Historic State Savings Bank Is Getting A New Roof. Here Are 15 Photos...

When you spot enough construction material on pallets that it blocks half the road, something's going on.And in fact, something is. The historic State Savings Bank...

9 Labor Day Facts That Might Surprise You

We all know that Labor Day happens on the first Monday in September. For many of us, it’s a break from work or school...

Before There Was A Detroit Institute Of Arts, There Was The Detroit Museum Of...

The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the buildings that seems to have always been part of Detroit. Its cultural importance and clout...