Some George Armstrong Custer facts: Aside from President Abraham Lincoln, more books have been written about George Custer than any other Civil War figure. Custer’s nickname was Autie. The name came about because he could not pronounce Armstrong as a child. Even as a young boy, Custer was enamored with the military. He happily accompanied … More Custer trivia. Did you know?
Reprint of August 2008 interview with Donald P. Schwarck on Detroit Mayor K.C. Barker and his friendship with General Custer. Barker was mayor of Detroit during the final year of the Civil War. Custer Q & A with Donald P. Schwarck, author of a KC Barker monograph that he plans to publish someday. Donald P. … More Detroit Mayor K.C. Barker & General Custer
SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN PRESERVATION TOPIC OF UPCOMING TALK LINCOLN PARK, MICHIGAN, August 26, 2009 – The Lincoln Park Historical Museum and the Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance are co-hosting a presentation on structure, community sustainability and green preservation. “PastForward” is a project of Preservation Wayne’s consulting architect, Mike Kirk, AIA, LEED AP. Mike Kirk is a Principal … More Sustainability and green preservation
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Battle of the River Raisin (War of 1812) Saturday: Sept 26 The War of 1812 usually doesn’t rank much interest when it comes to United States history, yet it’s considered by many as America’s second war for independence. The War of 1812 is filled with intrigue, drama and debate. Imagine the nation’s capital city set … More Hometown History Tours announces two Monroe, MI walking tours
History abounds at the corner of Detroit’s Woodward and Jefferson Avenue. Recently I spent a wonderful afternoon shooting pictures for my Civil War guide. I hadn’t been to Hart Plaza in years, but needed to visit this site for research. You see, a significant event occurred at the foot of Woodward during the Civil War. … More Woodward and Jefferson: markers and monuments commemorate Detroit’s rich history
Submitted by Nicole Brown, Outreach & Programs Coordinator, Woodward Avenue Action Association On Thursday, August 13, 2009, concrete pavers, drivers, bikers, runners and auto manufacturers around the world will take a moment to say thanks to Wayne County, Michigan. In 1909, Wayne County completed the first mile of concrete highway in the world, and 2009 marks the … More A celebration of innovation: Wayne County, MI marks 100th anniversary of first mile of concrete highway