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Historic Detroit

Packard cars go for a road test inside the grounds of the vast Packard plant on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit in 1905.

Graduates line the street during a University of Michigan commencement in Ann Arbor in the 1920s. (Detroit News Archives)

Young men dressed in caps and gowns stand in two lines leading up to the steps of a building, each holding a flag, at the University of Michigan commencement at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor June 17, 1937. (Detroit News Archives)

Spectators sit under umbrellas during a rainy University of Michigan commencement in 1934. (Detroit News Archives)

The commencement at Wayne University, June 1930. (Detroit News Archives)

Two Michigan lumberjacks pose by a huge log in this early photo. Starting in the 1860s and for the next 40 years Michigan was synonymous with pine lumbering.

Shanty boys, river hogs and the forests of Michigan

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Tiger Ty Cobb steals home in the first inning of the Detroit-Cleveland game in April 1912 at Navin Field. (William Kuenzel / The Detroit News)

Baseball at Michigan and Trumbull | The Detroit News

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Detroit's Samuel C. Mumford High School is shown in October 1949, the year it opened. The once-exquisite art deco building, which has served more than three generations of students on Detroit's northwest side, will be demolished in the summer of 2012 to make way for a new school. (Detroit News Archives)

Detroit's Mumford High School: Then and now | The Detroit News

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Belle Isle beach, 1935 - Detroit News archives.

Parks and Recreation: Detroit at play | The Detroit News

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Prohibition in Detroit: A federal agent destroys confiscated liquor in 1929. (Detroit News archives)

Detroit's Campus Martius bustles with activity in this undated photo from the early 20th century. (Detroit News Archives)

Downtown Detroit's Deco glory | The Detroit News

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The construction site of the Renaissance Center between Jefferson and the Detroit River is cleared for construction on Sept. 10, 1974. Detroit Renaissance was born in 1970 out of a gathering of business, industrial and civic leaders dedicated to stimulating an economic boom in Detroit after the 1967 riots. (Detroit News Archives)

A waiter and bartenders are seen in the Garibaldi Saloon at 20 Monroe Ave., Detroit, circa 1898. (Detroit News archives)

Dining and drinking in Old Detroit | The Detroit News

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President Gerald Ford, left, with Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler in an undated file photo. (University of Michigan)