Discover the fascinating history of Michigan’s largest city and the oldest city in the Midwest. Local historian David Lee Poremba has combined photographs from the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library with informative text in order to preserve the city’s unique heritage. Included in the book are rare, Civil War–era photographs, including African-American troops, as well as the various businesses that contributed to the growth of the city.
Detroit: 1860-1899by David Lee Poremba
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In this rare and unprecedented collection, discover Detroit as it once was, with the people and industries that flourished in this community prior to the twentieth century. With over 230 photographs, Detroit 1860–1899 encompasses a visual history of the city before the birth of the automobile industry. Join Mr. Poremba on a trip down memory lane to the beginnings of the “Motor City.” Witness its growth and change, and its lasting contributions to our nation’s history. Detroit 1860–1899 will be enjoyed by young and old, resident and visitor alike.
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