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Jusme
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Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 4:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My grandfather was a phys ed teacher and athletic director at Southwestern High School for over 40 years. (I believe 1924-1959). Anyway, he knew some of the Detroit Lions from back in the 50's. I have a menu from The Golden Lion with 6 of the Detroit Lions autographs on them. Can someone tell me a little history about this restaurant? Was it frequented by the
Lions of that era? I have the names of the Lions if that's of any interest to anyone. Thank-you for your help. I grew mainly in the Redford-Livonia area and didn't travel to the east side very often. (My Grandfather lived near Grand River and Greenfield.)
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Newport1128
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Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 4:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Golden Lion was a "nicer" restaurant located on Moross Road just west of Mack Avenue. It was torn down several years ago to make way for a drug store. It was a popular dining spot for Grosse Pointers and eastside Detroiters.
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Eastsideal
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Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 5:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The 1950s was the golden age of the Lions, 3 championships and 4 championship games in 6 years. So, yes, it would be nice if you could tell us the names. There's a fairly good chance that there's a Hall of Famer or two on that menu, since the Lions had, I think, 7 of them during that time.
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Jusme
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The names I have of the Lions are Terry Barr, Jim Gibbons, Bob Nussbaum, John Gonzaga, John Gordy, and the others I can't quite read but think they are, Harley(Suwell)?, and Yale(Lang)?
Ok, I was born in the early 50's and therefore don't know much about them. Any help once again would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That would be Yale Lary and Harley Sewell.

More info on these Lions alums can be found here on the 75 All-Time Players Roster: http://www.detroitlions.com/se ction_display.cfm?section_id=2 36&top=1&level=2
and
http://www.detroitlions.com/do cument_display.cfm?document_id =3861
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Jusme
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 10:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ty I found the info after I posted the message
about 3:00 a.m. lol
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Kathleen
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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 11:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're welcome. And welcome to the Forum!
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Eastsideal
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Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 4:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hall of Fame count is one (Yale Lary), but there are several other old Lion fan favorites there.

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