Joe Donovan’s Detroit History
… that’s how Michiganians portrayed their state on America’s 60th birthday 175 years ago when hopes for statehood were dashed by Congress.
Gold and silver coins were scarce during Michigan’s early statehood days, so local banks were allowed to print paper money to lubricate the wheels of commerce.
… that’s how some local Pillars of Society described the crime comic books many Detroit kids loved to read 60 years ago.
…that’s what the U.S Army ordered, and received, starting in April, 1941 from Chrysler’s newly-built Warren Tank Arsenal.
Our complicated inter-species relationship is in its fourth century
75 years ago, the owner who saved Detroit’s team died in the aftermath of his crowning achievement
The Grosse Pointer who died in the opening salvo of the “Day of Infamy” was a presence at the final Japanese surrender
World War II’s sudden end brought sudden unemployment for Detroit’s army of defense plant workers
WWJ’s Joe Donovan talks about how forty summer’s ago, the biggest outdoor rockfest in mid-west history was a great thrill.
Anyone who doubted that “There Ain’t No Party Like A Dee-troit Party” changed their mind after Japan’s World War II surrender.