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    unrest and an apparent intention to fish out every last bottle from the river Since the story was published in the Sunday morning paper and this news had only broken Saturday night what became of this communal anxiety is unknown What contributes most to this story is the author s speculation about the response The author embraces the lamenting tone cursing that the liquid joy was wasted at the bottom of a river with only the unappreciative fish and that every fishing tackle must make an effort to do its duty and bring back Delray s beloved from the River Rouge An important takeaway from the article is not only the strong devotion to their alcohol squandered by the good sheriff but the relationship between the river and the community It is a waste receptacle that at this point is at least presumed to contain some fish This article is a first look at the relationship of a community to a river that 60 years later will catch on fire At the turn of the century Delray was a rapidly growing community on the banks of the river in southwestern Detroit Armenians Slovaks Hungarians and Poles flooded into the town

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    cities were the result of tuberculosis a respiratory disease closely linked to poverty overcrowding and malnutrition Middle class fears that tuberculosis could spread resulted in significant expenditures in Detroit but that money largely ignored the problems Whiskey Bottles Thrown in the River Rouge Date s May 1909 to 1909 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Delray Detroit Alcoholism River Rouge Environment Immigration When the sheriff told Frank Akey that the whiskey

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    defined by heavy industry and smoke stacks Because of where they lived residents were trapped in the middle of an industrial playground and subjected to poor housing policies In 1909 Dr Leo H Herbert the founder of the Detroit Tuberculosis Sanatorium along with other renowned physicians of the time spoke out against Detroit s neglect of Delray s Signed Sealed Delivered A History of Detroit s City Seal and Flag Date s June 30 1907 Location Tag s Detroit city hall emblem founding of Detroit Detroit Flag The seal of the City of Detroit was adopted in 1827 when Johnathan Kearsley was the mayor and John Quincy Adams was president of the United States of America Michigan was not yet a state officially initiated in 1837 The seal features two female figures one representing Detroit when it burned down in 1803 and the other representing the modern day Detroit that rose from the ashes and rebuilding and The Future Looked Bright Date s December 18 1909 Location Tag s Auto industry Industrialization Pollution was once held to be a sign of urban success Smoke stacks were seen as technologically advanced heavy industry signified the possibility of jobs This paradigm pervaded Detroit in the early 20th century and the people of Hamtramck an independent township in the center of the city were overjoyed when they were hit by an industrial boom The sentiments of the people are well captured Lead paint takes over Michigan Date s 1908 to 1922 Location Tag s occupational health Detroit Medicine Health At the beginning of the 20th century when most Americans lacked indoor plumbing and basic sanitation was rare infectious disease was an ever present fear Millions of people worldwide died in 1918 from the Spanish flu and cholera and typhoid were frequent threats in

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    Tag s International Fair Agriculture Industry Detroit Delray Detroit in the 1880s was growing and seeking a reputation among the great cities of the era When well to do citizens formed the exposition company they imagined a fair that would marry agriculture and industry in a world class exposition By early 1889 the exposition company had a capital stock of 500 000 to draw on and the Detroit International Fair and Exposition became a reality Seventy Delray Property Owners Welcome the International Fair of 1889 Date s May 8 1889 to September 27 1889 Location WAYNE Michigan Tag s International Fair Delray Property Value The Detroit International Exposition and Fair Project of 1889 was an exciting year for all of Delray Pre automobile industry times allowed room for diverse businesses a glowing point well showcased in the Exposition The fair was a healthy combination of agricultural and industrial Displays of livestock musicians art galleries and new technology surrounded the exposition s main building the Albert Kahn s Detroit Savings Bank Branch of SW Detroit as a Symbol of Former Success Date s March 1918 to 1918 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Detroit Savings Bank Albert Kahn southwest detroit Delray Detroit In 1918 Architecture magazine published an image of the Detroit Savings Bank branch for Southwest Detroit designed by Albert Kahn Clearly inspired by Greek and Roman architecture the rectangular structure reflects an air of prestige and durability It has two stories two massive Doric columns flanking either side of the entrance that stand twice as high as the doorway and in a square arch around The Delray Tuberculosis Clinic Date s 1910 to 1912 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s tuberculosis Delray Medicine Health The booming Detroit industries of the early twentieth century brought enormous demand for more workers as more

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    Smith Social Reform Alcoholism Temperance Movement Gerrit Smith a politician and abolitionist from New York called for more social reform in the United States Smith also a financial supporter of the Fredrick Douglass Paper urged for reform that focused on curbing the use and distribution of alcohol after the Civil War In a public letter to Hon Henry Wilson Smith attacked Wilson for his lack of commitment to the temperance cause Smith Whiskey Bottles Thrown in the River Rouge Date s May 1909 to 1909 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Delray Detroit Alcoholism River Rouge Environment Immigration When the sheriff told Frank Akey that the whiskey bottle he had confiscated the night before was now at the bottom of the River Rogue Akey promptly ran into the town and let everyone know According to the sheriff every bottle confiscated when drunken men were held in the station was now at the bottom of the river This now public knowledge was met with unrest and an apparent intention to fish out Prohibition in the United States as a Social Experiment Date s 1920 Location Somerset Maine Tag s Prohibition Alcoholism Upon the beginning of the 20th century many Americans including various

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    in the River Rouge Date s May 1909 to 1909 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Delray Detroit Alcoholism River Rouge Environment Immigration When the sheriff told Frank Akey that the whiskey bottle he had confiscated the night before was now at the bottom of the River Rogue Akey promptly ran into the town and let everyone know According to the sheriff every bottle confiscated when drunken men were held in

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    location and design has been developed with full consideration given to existing and proposed land use to urban renewal and industrial redevelopment projects and plans and to all elements of the official Master Plan of the City of Detroit As the Wayne County Road Commission points out in its location study for the Fisher Freeway Detroit s Master Plan had written off Delray historically Romantic Environmentalism Date s November 2 1907 Location San Francisco California Tag s preservation landscape wilderness Nature Environment Everyday people take their morning jogs and overlook the countless trees rock formations and other scenic landscapes they pass by John Muir during the early twentieth century admired the scenes that nature provides us all especially around the Hetch Hetchy Valley in California At the same time talk of damming the Hetch Hetchy Valley to create a reservoir for San Francisco residents was Correspondence on the Conservation of Yellowstone Date s April 18 1877 to February 28 1882 Location LARAMIE Wyoming Tag s Historic Preservation Conservation Environment P W Norris Yellowstone National Park On March 1 1872 Congress set apart a tract of land in what is now northwestern Wyoming as Yellowstone National Park the first in the world In April 1877 P W Norris of Detroit Michigan was appointed as the superintendent of the park As described by a correspondence from the Secretary of the Interior his role was to ensure the preservation and protection of all forests mineral deposits Whiskey Bottles Thrown in the River Rouge Date s May 1909 to 1909 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Delray Detroit Alcoholism River Rouge Environment Immigration When the sheriff told Frank Akey that the whiskey bottle he had confiscated the night before was now at the bottom of the River Rogue Akey promptly ran into the town and

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    land in Delray stretching from River Street to the channel bank of the Detroit River Murphy would pay a yearly rent of 3000 which is equivalent to roughly 85 000 in 2012 values and had the option to buy the property for 75 000 about 2 2 million in 2012 While the public was not yet sure about the exact use he would make of the property Murphy was likely to opt for a manufacturing plant where he would join various other industries in the area One of his neighbors F E Driggs a partner in the prominent law firm Driggs Meddaugh leased 30 acres of land along the river bank and planned to use the site for larger manufacturing plants to take advantage of the nearby shipping facilities The 20 acres of land west of Mr Drigg s property was sold to Swift Co a meatpacking company Murphy Driggs and Swift and Co were just three of many who invested in Delray Pre auto industries in the area included pharmaceutical shipbuilding stoves steam radiators and boilers brass goods chemicals tobacco products and garment Delray s industrial history dates back to the early 1830s and the large influx of eastern

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