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January 31, 2013

From Hooves to Horsepower: The Birth of Modern Detroit


Jack Lessenberry, journalism lecturer at Wayne State University, describes an era in which Detroit became a modern industrial city with an increasingly complex society – even before Ford started tinkering with the automobile. This presentation is part of a series of programs, The Gilded Age to the Great War: America at the Turn of the Century, at the Lorenzo Cultural Center on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24.


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