• History

    The Ford Piquette Plant (… Opens Today!)

    by  • April 1, 2010 • History • 7 Comments

    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...

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    Nancy Brown’s “Experience”

    by  • February 23, 2010 • Books, History • 1 Comment

    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. So. Over the holidays, my fiancé’s uncle gave us a big box of antique books, figuring (uh, correctly) that...

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