Central Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich 1910

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Central Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit’s principal recreation spot is an island in the Detroit river connected with the city by a bridge 8 feet less than half a mile in length.  

It comprises 702 acres, is over __ miles long and boasts over 20 miles of fine macadan roadway which completely circles and frequently intersects it.  A fine zoo, aquarium, horticultural building, swimming, and sailing pavilions, casino, and boat livery are in connection.  The city has expended over $1,500,000 on it since its purchase in 1879.

Post marked, Redford, Mich.  Nov 28, 1910.  To Mrs Effie [Lee] Weaver, 94 Tireman Ave. Detroit, Michigan.

“Redford, Mich.  Nov 29. ’10.   Aunt Effie [Effie Lee Weaver],  Uncle Willie [Lewellyn Lee] is better.  We haven’t heard from Mrs. Gray since yesterday.  She was about the same.   Mr. Douglas is failing.  Uncle Willie was there this morning.  Don’t suppose Lee [Weaver] has got home.  Wasn’t that bread good you took home?   Estelle [Wright]”

Now that is packing a bunch onto a single post card!   The Gray and the Douglas families were neighbors of the Lee family in Southfield.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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