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 kids, horse carts, Mad Anthony Wayne, pranky millionaires, city parks, cemeteries, missing paintings, memorial 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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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.
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