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Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring Twenties

Event Type: Big Read 2014
Age Group(s): All
Date: 4/16/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Detroit Historical Society Senior Curator, Joel Stone, will be our guest speaker for this Big Read 2014 event.
From the dust and smoke of the nineteenth century, Detroit burst into the national spotlight in the early twentieth century. The automobile business was at full throttle, resulting in a city that grew faster than any other on the continent. Adding to the excitement, national Prohibition created a demand for alcohol that our Canadian neighbors gladly addressed. Rumrunning became the regionís second largest industry. Conventions loved Detroit, and so did organized crime. Boom town meets the Wild West. Register - Village.

Location: Village Community Room
Status: Closed