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Detroit's Historic Water Works Park

Detroit's Historic Water Works Park


Michael Daisy



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Arcadia Publishing

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Detroitís Historic Water Works Park takes the reader on a nostalgic trip back to when it was possible to see beyond the horizon from the top of the tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. At one time, Water Works Parkís colorful, stunningly beautiful, and varied floral displays were reason enough for thousands of people to travel hundreds of miles or more to Detroit. In addition to its primary function as a source of high-quality drinking water for Detroit and neighboring communities since 1879, Water Works Park was a popular place of rest, reflection, and recreation. At one time, its popularity among Detroiters and visitors to the city was exceeded only by Belle Isle, the cityís big island playground in the Detroit River.

Author Bio: Author Michael Daisy is a freelance writer and Detroit history enthusiast. He is retired from the City of Detroit, for which he worked in a variety of capacities, such as a publicist for the Water and Sewerage Department and as a civil rights investigator for the Human Rights Department. He has a BA in journalism from Wayne State University and lives with his wife, Cathy, in Downriver Detroit.

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