Have you ever mentioned “blind pig” outside of Michigan and received nothing but blank stares?
Detroit had blind pigs before the prohibition era (1920 – 1933).
Christmas has come early for Detroit researchers!
Detroit News Article: Historic Detroit News Items Go To State Archives
I wouldn’t have believed it either. Here’s a small piece of the 11 July 1912 Detroit Free Press article.
Family History Fair Tomorrow!
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Woodward Avenue (37425 Woodward) in Bloomfield Hills.
There will be 3 live classes with the remainder of the instruction being videos from the latest RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City in February 2014. Following the event, a light dinner will be available.
The Family History Fair is free, however registration is requested.
This program is from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Family History Center in Bloomfield Hills.
I enjoy coming across obits of lesser known Detroit pioneers while researching. This nice obit about Michael Boehnlein put a smile on my face. He spent more than half his life in Detroit, had a passion for books, and was loved by his community.
Sanders Confectionery Store on Woodward in the 1890′s.
Did you know that it was one of the first businesses in Detroit to be open on Sunday.
Source: “I am Detroit” @ Down With Detroit
View of four police officers posing with Packard police car. “Police patrol” painted on side of vehicle. Handwritten on back: “Police vehicles. Packard police patrol wagon for Detroit, 1910.”
Source: Detroit Public Library – Digital Collection