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Washington in the 1830s

We often see politicians as living exciting lives today filled with much media attention. It wasn’t always so.

In a letter dated December 18, 1835 John Norvell, soon to be a US Senator, wrote to Kate Mason commenting on his life in Washington: 494 more words

American History

Yellow Fever takes a Life

Yellow fever was a major killer in the 19th Century.   It was often called the American plague.  New Englander Cotton Mather described it as “turning yellow then vomiting and bleeding every way.”   It was spread by a species of the female mosquito and repeatedly killed thousands in the 19th Century.     477 more words

American History

Bucket List Detroit: Motown Museum

This past weekend my fellow took me to the Motown Museum for the first time. The Museum is in the house known as Hitsville USA, where the Motown sound first began. 237 more words


Google Street View tells a story of Detroit's struggles

July 2007; all photos are created using Google Street View, which retains copyright for these images. These images are being published for purposes of editorial comment. 510 more words


Forgotten Gettysburg

There is a somewhat forlorn battlefield to the east of Gettysburg that few visit. It is located near a shopping area off the route 30 corridor. 451 more words

American History



Read the full report from DetroitUrbex.com.

“Detroit’s Capitol Park neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city, but has not fared well over the years. 56 more words

Detroit History

Where did the iconic Detroit "D" come from?

Read the full Michigan Radio report.

The Old English “D” has become emblematic of the city of Detroit – it can be seen tattooed on forearms or stuck on the bumpers of cars, and of course, all over Comerica Park.

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Detroit History