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Detroit’s History: Lumber, Ships & Cigars

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 12:25pm - 1:30pm

Detroit’s original “Big Three” were ships, stoves, and railroad cars, manufactured in the pre-automotive Motor City. Gwyn Koss, Detroit History Tours, will discuss how post Civil War industrialism brought the city manufacturing. Before long, Detroit went from a frontier town, to the “Paris of the Midwest.” From every corner of the nation and worldwide ports workers flocked to our shore chasing their fortunes. Join us as we venture back in time to learn the history of the Detroit before the first automobiles hit the roads. Kindly sponsored by St. Anne's Mead.

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