Tags » Detroit History

Detroit was once 'Stove Capital of the World,' thanks to Jeremiah Dwyer and family

   

Originally appeared in The Detroit News

Long before Detroit became known as the Motor City, it was world famous for another iron product: stoves. In the 19th century, Detroit’s four large stove manufacturers produced more than ten percent of stoves sold around the globe.

56 more words
Detroit History

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1934

I have a cold and Mama made me go in town with her. I felt awful sick and laid down when I got home. I took a physic and threw up and felt much better. 7 more words

1930s

Macy's to save forgotten WWII plaque for Hudson's vets

Originally published by the Detroit Free Press

It was September 1947 when the J. L. Hudson Co. erected a large silver-toned plaque to honor its employees — its “Hudsonians” — who served their country in the military during World War II.

97 more words
Downtown Detroit

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1934

Nickey’s group and mine are going to give “Rip Van Winkle” in the auditorium. Lily went to the Utley Library with me. I got 2 adult and 2 children’s books. 9 more words

1930s

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1934

Ethel Malkes had that piece of my pattern by accident. Have the whole dress cut out, now. Lily and I went to Mary’s and danced our heads off. 15 more words

1930s

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1934

I took a shower today. Mary and I went to Lily’s after school. Grandma went to the Alhambra tonight to see what Mama and I saw Sunday. 9 more words

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1934

I wore my green jersey dress, but it was so short after Grandma washed it I had to change it. I cut out my pattern in school, but lost a piece. 11 more words

1930s