Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit

Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit

by Jack Dempsey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626193741
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Series: Landmarks
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,263,302
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Jack Dempsey is author of the 2012 Michigan Notable Book Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice" and co-author of the 2013 Michigan Notable Book "Ink Trails: Michigan's Famous and Forgotten Authors." He is a two-term president of the Michigan Historical Commission, former chair of its Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and member of the Abraham Lincoln Civil War Round Table."

Table of Contents

1 Mystery at Capitol Park 9

2 The Michigan Triangle 13

3 The Forgotten Capitol 20

4 Boy Governor 27

5 New Purposes 39

6 Heyday 48

7 High-Water Mark 65

8 Decline and Fall 74

9 The Best and Worst of Times 78

10 Back to the Future 90

Afterword 101

Acknowledgements 105

Appendix A Donors to Commission Effort 107

Appendix B Reinterment Ceremony, October 27, 2010 109

Appendix C Bicentennial Birthday Bash, October 27, 2011 123

Appendix D A Note on Historic Reinterments 135

Notes 139

Index 155

About the Author 159

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