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Grand River Avenue: From Detroit to Lake Michigan

Originally a Native American trail, Grand River Avenue has served as a stagecoach route, a plank road, and ultimately, one of America's first two-lane highways.  Let historians and authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen take you on a visual tour along one of Michigan's true "Blue Highways," sharing an hour of important stops, interesting people, rchitectual finds and the lively history of this amazing treasure.  They'll even solve a few mysteries, like how Redford got its name, whether one of its most famous cross streets is pronounced "Lasher" or "Lahser" and how the town of Novie got its name (careful - it's not what you think!).  Copies of their books will be for sale and autographed. 

Date:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Adult Program Room A, Adult Program Room B
Campus:
Caroline Kennedy Library
Categories:
  Adult Event  

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