City to Honor Its War Dead on Thursday This article appeared in The Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan), 26, May 1946, highlighting Memorial Day services held in Detroit; the first peacetime Memorial Day in five years. Detroit will honor its war dead Thursday, first peacetime … Continue reading Memorial Day
A Rip Van Winkle appeared in the Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) on 20 May 1870. I will need to do a little research to determine if the saloon-keeper was prosecuted or not. I do wonder if those young men ever consumed a large stock … Continue reading A Rip Van Winkle
A Belle Isle Romance featured in the Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) 14 April 1895.
SUNDAY AMUSEMENT. — There will be the usual excursion to Belle Isle to-day, and besides the other attractions, an open air brass band concert. This is becoming quite a place of resort. On Tuesday evening a ball will be given at the same place, under a large pavilion.
From The Detroit Free Press, 12 June 1870, Sunday, Page 1
CAPSIZED. — On Thursday afternoon, about three o’clock, a party of four gentlemen were out sailing in a yacht, near Belle Isle, when a sudden squall struck the boat, and capsized her. The accident came near resulting in the death of the yachtmen, as they remained in the water, hanging to the sides of the boat for half an hour, when they were rescued from their perilous situation by Addison Moffat.
From The Detroit Free Press, 26 May 1866, Saturday, Page 5
Santa Maria Lands at Isle; Actual Time From N.Y., 15 Hours, 45 Minutes. Poking her shining white nose through the smoke and murk that hung over the river opposite the center of Detroit, the Santa Maria, giant flying boat, carrying Detroit passengers from Miami, Fla., … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Trip in the World
A NARROW ESCAPE. — Yesterday as Arthur Gore and a couple of friends were duck hunting near the foot of Belle Isle, a shot gun lying between Mr. Gore’s knees accidentally exploded. Fortunately no one was injured, and the only damage done was the tearing away of a portion of the gunwale of the boat.
From The Detroit Free Press, 22 April 1868, Wednesday
From The Detroit Free Press, 23 March 1924
Discouraged because of a quarrel with his sweetheart, Thomas Newton shot himself through the heart yesterday afternoon. He was found in a semi-conscious condition near the new canal at the upper end of Belle Isle by a park policeman about 3:30 o’clock and was taken … Continue reading Lovers Quarrel
During his frequent walks about Belle Isle, John Kay, well-known Detroiter, makes friends with the tame squirrels which approach him in expectation of a peanut treat. – J.S. Milligan From The Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan), Sunday 2 March 1930, Page 89