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The Gray Fox

An early manufacturer and natural showman, Gar Wood pursued speed records and led the development of the recreational marine industry.

When Olds Was Young

Venture capital and good salesmanship induced R.E. Olds to move his fledgling car company to Detroit, where he set the die for Ford, Buick, and Chevrolet.

Five and Dime

Nickels and dimes created a retail empire; a philanthropic foundation spread the vast wealth.

Sole Mayor

After Hazen S. Pingree built up the largest shoemaking business west of New England, he became the reforming mayor of Detroit and then governor of Michigan.

Political Ferment

In the 19th century, Detroit’s brewing industry was subject to changing tastes dictated by waves of immigrants and aspiring politicians.

Craft and Glaze

Tapping an ancient art form, Mary Chase Perry Stratton moved Pewabic Pottery to the center of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Transformer Ships

Two Great Lakes excursion vessels made in Detroit became aircraft carriers for naval trainees during World War II.

The Whiz Kids

Ford Motor Co. was in shambles following World War II, and was on the road to bankruptcy, until young Henry Ford II hired 10 bright financial managers.

Christmas at Hudson's

Detroit's greatest department store decked the halls on a grand scale that's unimaginable today.

No Small Stretch

A vote for progress, following a nasty public squabble, propelled the Ambassador Bridge.

Salty Towns

Thanks to thick deposits from the Devonian Period, Michigan once produced the most salt in the United States.

Open House

Aided by a federal land grant, the real estate market in the 19th century Detroit roared to life.
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