Legendary Locals of Hamtramck

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Fueled by phenomenal growth in the early part of the 20th century, Hamtramck went from being a farming community to a major industrial city in the space of a decade. Thousands of immigrants flooded into the city to work in the new auto factories. Each one had a special story to tell, but some stood above the rest. Maurice Keyworth developed a public school code in 1927 that was so innovative it was copied by schools across the nation. Gail Kobe acted in and produced popular TV shows, and Rudy Tomjanovich thrilled crowds around the basketball court. Still others made their mark in more modest, yet meaningful ways, like business owner Dave Stober, who sent local kids to camp. Their stories, and those of many more who made Hamtramck what it is today, are here. Each made a special contribution to the story of Hamtramck.
ISBN: 9781467100175
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 190
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Greg Kowalski has been with the Hamtramck Historical Commission since it was formed in 1998. A professional journalist for nearly 40 years, he has written several books on Hamtramck.
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