Five Mayors of Detroit to know … before 1900

Detroit mayors who made history before the turn of the twentieth century. Includes secret society members, staunch abolitionists, anti-tax activisits, and explorers.

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Celebrate with us as Stevens T. Mason turns 201

In Michigan’s 175th year as a state, celebrate the life of our first, youngest, and fieriest governor: the hotspur Stevens T. Mason. We gather to toast his memory this Thursday, 10/25, in Capitol Park.

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Today is the bicentennial of the surrender of Detroit

Presently a shell whizzed past him, taking with it the pipe from his mouth. He was unharmed, but was so indignant at the unceremonious treatment and the loss of his pipe that he seized his musket and … fired at the battery of the enemy until his ammunition was exhausted.

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