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Arepb
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Posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 8:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice piece of work

http://ia300142.us.archive.org /2/items/DetroitC1965/DetroitC 1965.mpg
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Qdaddy77
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Detroit - An Exciting place to be. To live, to grow, to work shoulder to shoulder regardless of National origin, color or creed."

It really shows Detroit at its peak. Who knew that 4 years later the riots would happen...If only they would have got the 1968 games.

Does anybody know what restaurant that is with the great view? also, is that a marina where the Joe is today?
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Sciencefair
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 10:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great video! Like a window back in time!
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Harpernottingham
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 1:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Although JFK appears on camera, he was already dead for nearly two years by the time this video came out. Here, the "riots" are just two years away.

Mayor Cavanagh sounds as if he's on some serious downers. The dude's so subdued, it's ridiculous.
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Fury13
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 1:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cavanagh was a pretty young mayor... I wonder if he tried to sound "serious" to come off more grounded and mature.

I remember, as a kid, when he was mayor. He was so popular and well-thought-of before the riots.
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Whithorn11446
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Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I remember, as a kid, when he was mayor. He was so popular and well-thought-of before the riots."

He was despised by a number of people even before the riots. The homeowner's associations in particular were not fond of Cavanagh for advocating open housing. A significant segment thought of Jerry Cavanagh as a "reverse oreo".
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Waz
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Post Number: 265
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 7:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ahhh...the days when belching smokestacks were a sign of industrial might, rather than environmental calamity.

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