Fri

25

Jan

2013

A House Divided

Why do middle-class blacks have far less wealth than whites

at the same income level?

The answer is in real estate and history.

By Thomas J. Sugrue

Washington Monthly

 

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Sun

20

May

2012

A Little Detroit History - Old-Line Retailers

Arbor Drugs

Arbor Drugs opened its doors in Troy in 1974, when founder Eugene Applebaum combined several drug stores under the name. At the time, he owned a handful of pharmacies, including one in Ann Arbor. Because the Ann Arbor store was the best of the bunch, he decided to use the second half of the city’s name for his business.

Atlas Beverage Company

Atlas Beverage Company for more than 60 years, Atlas Beverage Company produced carbonated beverages with names like Brownie Root Beer, Bulldog Ginger Beer, Cheer-Up, V-Mix, and Golden & Pale Dry Ginger Ale. A Polish immigrant in Hamtramck founded the company in 1929, and it closed in 1996.

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Sun

26

Feb

2012

History - Detroit Michigan

From 1910 to 1920,HamtramckMichigan grew from 3,589 to 45,615 residents, leading the nation in growth for that period.

During the lumber boom era, the row of
 saloons that lined Water Street in Bay City
,was known as'Hell's Half Mile'.

In 1936,Escanaba, Michigan harvested and processed 100,000 sq. ft. of birds eye maple to be used in the English Luxury Liner, the Queen Mary.
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