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April 20, 1909: The World’s First Mile of Concrete Highway

The world's first mile of concrete highway - Woodward Ave between Six Mile and Seven Mile Rds, Greenfield Township (present day Detroit). All other roads were unpaved or brick/cobblestone.

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Seventeen Old Photos of the Holidays in Downtown Detroit

1945: An advertisement for war bonds hangs over shoppers at Woodward and State. Downtown Detroit

Detroit circa 1905. "Woodward Avenue looking north." The soap-and-theater district.

The Home of ’Vernor’s Ginger Ale,’ Detroit, Mich. The view shows the Vernor’s Ginger Ale storefront which was located in a 4-story brick building at 33 Woodward Avenue. The sign has eight hundred and sixteen lamps constantly moving, filling the glass with the finest drink ever. They sell the Extract; Anyone can make the ale. c. 1900 (Detroit Hist. Soc.)

Vintage photo of American Flag on Hudson's Dept. Store, on Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI....The flag was seven stories tall!!

Detroit Tigers original Stadium was located at Michigan Ave. Southwest Detroit.


Detroit's giant tire wowed World's Fair as Ferris wheel

Did you know that Detroit's I-94 Uniroyal tire was once a giant ferris wheel at the 1964 NY World's Fair?