Guide to Detroit

Guide to Detroit

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...basket ball and croquet. Swings and see saws are in different places on the island. The public boat houses are near the Casino. Here canoes and row boats may be rented at small cost. (Rates: boats 10 cents per hour; cushions 5 cents extra). The old bath houses, with a trained nurse in attendance, are used as a creche for small children and babies. Here are refrigerators and an electric stove for cooling and heating milk and a sand beach with nursery toys. Out door band concerts are held afternoons and evenings during July and August. Children's Day is observed in June. There are a few relics of interest kept on the island. The flag staff near the Casino is 146.86 feet in height and the flag is 30 by 50 feet. This flag staff is part of the staff which formerly stood in the old Recreation Park and upon which was raised the National League Pennant won by the Detroit team when they defeated the St. Louis Browns in 1887. Near the flag staff is an ancient anchor taken from Lake Huron near the mouth of the St. Clair river in 1903. The anchor bears the British crown and crescent and the date 1813. There are two cannon, one from the battle of Vicksburg and another cast at Seville, Spain, May 29, 1779, captured in the harbor defences of Santiago, Cuba, July 14, 1898. About the center of the east side of the island is a statue of Schiller, erected by the citizens of Detroit of German descent. There are several interesting drinking fountains. One presented by the L'Anse Brown Stone Company, was exhibited in the Pan American Exposition in 1901. Another, a fountain cast in bronze "The Newsboy and his dog," presented by the late James E. Scripps. There are two fountains of tufa rock, one near the bridge approach, and one near the bear pit....
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859480
  • 9781236859488