*Vintage postcard advertising the House of Diggs funeral home. *
*You'll want to make sure to turn on "display images" for this one. *
In 1867, a shopkeeper in Detroit displayed a curiosity in his store window: a fruit known as a "custard apple," or "Michigan banana," as the notice in the paper described it.
This week I wrote about Grand Lawn Cemetery
On my last night in Alaska (time of sunset: 9:49 pm), I walked to a cemetery at the top of a hill to visit Joe Juneau, founder of Juneau.
*Painting of Henry H. Sibley by James Fairman, 1888. Image via the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society
By the banks of the creek called Bloody Run, there was once an enormous tree, older than almost anyone could remember. It was a whitewood tree (more commonly known today as a tuliptree). Some said it ...
*Kumquats, baby! postcard via Florida Memory
The draft of the newsletter I was working on last night got way out of hand. What began as a funny little story about how the zoo was almost at 7 Mile and Woodward became a lengthy story about regiona...
*The Waterman house on Washington Blvd. in 1915, prepped for demolition. It was razed to make way for the Book Building. Via Detroit Public Library