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Detroit Historical Society: Boomtown!

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 07:00pm

Detroit in the Roaring 20’s 

It’s the Adult Summer Reading Programs Politics & Culture Week and you are invited to attend this presentation entitled, Boomtown! Detroit in the Roaring 20’s.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 region’s second largest industry. Conventions loved Detroit, and so did organized crime. Boom town meets the Wild West. Registration required, contact the Adult Reference Desk.