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by Doug Aikenhead, Michigan Radio Picture Project – 8/4/11

In early 2009, James Marks was looking for a larger building to house his t-shirt and flat screen printing company, VG Kids, which had outgrown several smaller spaces in downtown Ypsilanti since James launched the business in 2000. He looked [...]

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Celebrating Michigan Labor

On October 4, 2010 By

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Since the early days of photography, workers have paused to be recorded in their workplaces by the camera. Drawn from the collections of Michigan photography historians Cynthia Motzenbecker and Dave Tinder, this portfolio of images honors some of the men and women who have built our state over [...]

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Michigan State Fair

On August 31, 2010 By

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The Michigan State Fair, proclaimed to be the oldest state fair in the United States, was first held at its permanent home at Woodward and 8 Mile Road in 1905. Prior to that the first official Michigan State Fair was held in 1849 at a different location [...]

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Roadside Ramblings

On June 30, 2010 By

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Michigan is a state criss-crossed with highways. As the home state for the auto industry, the roads have played an important part in connecting communities, bringing in tourism, as well as being the main thoroughfare for commerce. Exploring Michigan’s roads, whether the major highways or the gravel backroads, [...]

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The Bay View Portfolio

On May 31, 2010 By

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The community of summer homes and cottages at Bay View had its beginning in a conversation that took place in Jackson, Michigan in September, 1875. A group of Methodists had met to plan a Camp Meeting, which was a popular form of summer gathering where people convened for cultural, [...]

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So I Come to America: Detroit Pre-World War I Immigrants – 3/22/10 – Photography by Robert Gordon
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Between 1980 and 1983 Robert Gordon interviewed and photographed 50 Detroit area immigrants who came to the United States prior to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. What [...]

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