April 8, 2010
April 8, 2010
April 4, 2010
A public garden/museum of curiosities/menagerie/circus/theater/bathhouse in early Detroit.
April 1, 2010
In 1908, the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in Detroit at the Ford Motor Company’s Piquette Plant. The plant, which opened in 1904, was only open for a few years — in 1910, Ford moved production to its bigger and more famous Highland Park Factory — but history pushed forward pretty irrevocably in that skinny brick building at Milwaukee Junction.
March 29, 2010
The remarkable story of a French immigrant, swindled into coming to America, finding himself in Detroit, starting a general store, and selling some legendary goose yokes. Also marbles.
March 25, 2010
This blog’s grandfather is Captain Frederick Pabst.
March 23, 2010
The story of Detroit historian George W. Stark, and the Detroit history book he wrote during World War II.
March 18, 2010
March 15, 2010
I have always been drawn to crows, not in any dark teenage-poet way, but because they are big, handsome, super-clever, and remind me of the chilly Michigan spring.
March 10, 2010
A rustic log cabin, a massive Italianate marble fountain and an 18th-century bell from Spain at Senator Thomas W. Palmer’s park.
March 1, 2010
We’re taking a brief leave of absence, but not before paying brief tribute to a Polish-American hero.
February 23, 2010
In the fall I wrote about the Peace Carillon on Belle Isle, an 85-foot limestone tower dedicated to Detroit News advice columnist Nancy Brown. It’s gorgeous, even though it’s starting to fall apart a little.
February 21, 2010
It was warmer and sunnier at last week’s end, so we went back to Maybury for another shot at finding the History Trail (and better photographic opportunities).
February 18, 2010
February 17, 2010
Charming summer postcards from a lake retreat.
February 16, 2010
We got off M-14 at Beck Road on our way home from a lunch date in Ann Arbor. My mom wanted me to pick up some cookies. I obliged.
February 12, 2010
I tried to think about some of my favorite historical couples, but I ended up dwelling on love affairs closer to home.