Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit

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Capitol Park is the only city park in America where a state's first governor is buried. It's the birthplace of democracy in Michigan. Underground Railroad site. Streetcar and transit hub. Urban canyon. A block north of Detroit's iconic Coney Island restaurants. A symbol of the city's late twentieth-century decay, now a key part of its revitalization in a new millennium. Jack Dempsey, award-winning author of "Michigan and the Civil War" and president of the Michigan Historical Commission, uncovers tales of a uniquely inspirational public space that epitomizes the ups and downs of Detroit's three centuries.
ISBN: 9781626193741
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: Landmarks
Images: 49
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jack Dempsey is author of the 2012 Michigan Notable Book "Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice" and co-author of the 2013 Michigan Notable Book "Ink Trails: Michigan's Famous and Forgotten Authors." He is a two-term president of the Michigan Historical Commission, former chair of its Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and member of the Abraham Lincoln Civil War Round Table.
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