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Shorpy Saturday – Stag Swim: 1903

By Jeffrey Buck The summer is drawing to a close. Enjoy a timeless photo of youth enjoying the waters at Belle Isle. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Stag Swim: 1903“:   Detroit circa 1903. “Swimming pool, Belle Isle Park, evidently.” … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Noble Riggers: 1906

By Jeffrey Buck Aside from news of the possible sale of art from the D.I.A. to satisfy creditors, news of a Belle Isle lease has been filling the news airwaves for months. Now that the ink has dried on a … Continue reading

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Renovated Belle Isle Nature Zoo Looks Like a Million

DETROIT, Mich. – The Belle Isle Nature Zoo has undergone more than $1 million in renovations, with improvements that include restoration of the facility’s infrastructure, eco-friendly updates and new landscaping. Years of use and harsh weather made the upgrades to … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – A Toast: 1940

By Jeffrey Buck “A picture is worth a thousand words” is very fitting when it comes to this weekends photograph. The Detroit Yacht Club continues to be a hot spot during the summer months for all ages. A lot has … Continue reading

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Become a Member Today!

By Jeffrey Buck I’ve written about this subject before but as I travel throughout the year to new places I am always reminded how important it is to support our local attractions. In hard times and in good these great … Continue reading

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Detroit Zoo Attendance Tops One Million

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The community said “thanks a million” to the Detroit Zoo for the eighth consecutive year on Sunday, August 25, when 2013 attendance surpassed the one-million mark. The day ended with a total for the year so … Continue reading

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Ask Yourself: Do I Want to be a Detroit Zoo Volunteer?

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is asking people to “Ask Yourself” in a new volunteer recruitment video. The question: Do you want to be a Detroit Zoo volunteer? The answer may be just a click away … Continue reading

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