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Username: Jams

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GROSSE POINTE FARMS -- On a busy week, Suzy Berschback used to get visits from five researchers or just plain curious folks asking to pour through the vast collection she oversees as curator of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society.

But the number with access to the boxes and file cabinets filled with memorabilia and family photo albums donated by the community's rich and historically famous has jumped with the recent opening of a cyberspace window.

"Puttin' on the Glitz" is an exhibit offered at the society's online site, www.gphistorical.org, that looks into the fabulous mansions and lifestyles of auto industry barons who transformed the Pointes from a sleepy summer cottage and farm community before the turn of the last century into the center for Michigan's elite.

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.d ll/article?AID=/20070209/METRO 01/702090383

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