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Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring 20’s!

Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bill Pringle, Assistant Curator - Detroit Historical Society 

From the dust and smoke of the 19th century, Detroit burst into the national spotlight in the early 20th century. The automobile business was at full throttle, resulting in a city that grew faster
than any other on the continent. Adding to the excitement, national Prohibition created a demand for alcohol that our Canadian neighbors gladly addressed. Rum running became the region’s
second largest industry. Conventions loved Detroit, and so did organized crime. Boom town meets the Wild West.

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