THE NIGHT TRAIN is a blog about pre-automotive metro Detroit history (1701 – 1901, give or take) by Amy Elliott Bragg.

    I am not a historian. But I do like a good story. I also like old history books for kidshorse cartsMad Anthony Wayne, pranky millionairescity parks, cemeteries, missing paintingsmemorial statues, zoo capers, and other things like that.

    Thanks to this blog, I’ve written a book about the arcane history of old Detroit. I’m a co-founder of the Detroit Drunken Historical Society, a board member of Preservation Detroit, and I host irreverent tours of early Detroit, by bike, on foot, in cemeteries, and with the Detroit Bus Company

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    A note about supporting art

    I take (and edit) most of the photographs you see (mostly with my iPhone). I invite you to make use of my photography under this Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 3.0), although I’d especially appreciate it if you’d drop me a line to let me know that you’ve re-purposed my work. A link back is also polite.

    Where possible I provide links and/or source information for images that I did not create myself; most of the time, I have determined these images to be in the public domain. If you own the copyright to any image you feel I have used inappropriately, please contact me and I will take care of the problem immediately.