1920s Detroit roars into Oxford library

Come to the Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m. for a fascinating presentation by the Detroit Historical Society: “Boom Town: Detroit in the Roaring ‘20s.”

From the dust and smoke of the nineteenth century, Detroit burst into the national spotlight in the early twentieth century. The automobile business was at full throttle, resulting in a city that grew faster than any other on the continent.

Adding to the excitement, national Prohibition created a demand for alcohol that our Canadian neighbors gladly addressed.

Rum-running became the region’s second largest industry. Conventions loved Detroit, and so did organized crime. Boom town meets the Wild West.

For more information on this and other programs, or to register for this program, please call (248) 628-3034 or visit www.miopl.org.

 

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