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Early Days in Detroit

Palmer, Friend

ISBN 10: 0810340682 / ISBN 13: 9780810340688
Published by Gale Research Co, 1979
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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A very nice copy.; NOT an ex-library. All books expertly packed and shipped promptly. Selling Used and Rare Books since 1948 and online since 1997. ; 1032 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 11289

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Title: Early Days in Detroit

Publisher: Gale Research Co

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... woodward avlnul in thl thirtils. trials of the pioneer residents I call to mind but a very few dwellings on Woodward Avenue in 1830, or for some years after. Where the Holden Road (now Palmer Avenue) came into Woodward was a dense forest; it seemed when you entered it as though you were about to explore the unknown. There is a small house now standing on the corner of Woodward and Warren Avenues that was there in 1830 and before. The Brush estate had a farm house at about Eliot Street, fronting on Woodward Avenue. Considerably later on, B. G. Stimson purchased quite a plot of ground on the corner of what is now Stimson Place, and on it erected the dwelling that is. there still. Many wondered why he went so far out when so many more eligible sites were available much nearer the city. Mr. Stimson and his wife were both young, genial and. being quite socially inclined, attracted the young, the gay and the dancing element to their hospitable residence. The only seeming drawback was the trouble getting there during the winter and spring, and sometimes it was more than seeming, as occasionally the snow or mud so blocked the avenue that it was quite an undertaking to do so, and taxed the capacity of the limited number of hacks and cabs to take care of the crowd. On these occasions the French cart was much in evidence. B. G. Stimson learned the ship chandlery business, or what the needs of a sailing craft were in that line, on a voyage around the Horn before the mast, and up along the South American coast, on a sailing vessel, collecting hides, etc. He was a fellow sailor with R. H. Dana, Jr., who wrote that highly entertaining book, "Two Years Before the Mast." Our esteemed townsman, Harry W...

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