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Farmington Junction A Trolley History

WWI Hello Girl: Oleda Joure Christides

Walled Lake Amusement Park

Extraordinary Genius of David Barr

Farmington Junction A Trolley History

Brian Golden, a local historian, spoke about the light-rail system that ran from downtown Detroit to downtown Farmington, connecting farming communities to the city. He spoke about the Detroit United Railway, from its rise and expansion to its demise.
 
A Trolley History
 

WWI Hello Girl: Oleda Joure Christides

Lois Sprengnether Keel, a storyteller, took on the persona of Oleda Christides, a bilingual switchboard operator. Hear how bilingual operators helped General Pershing "Over There." Oleda was a Michigan teenager, weekend musician and a telephone supervisor who saw it all, including the 60 year battle to win veteran's status.
 
Oleda Joure Christides


Walled Lake Amusement Park

Kathy Crawford, Chair of the Novi Historical Commission, will talk about how Pavilion Shore Park used to draw thousands of people to the shores of Walled Lake. There were rollercoasters, slides, boat rides, casino and concert halls. Families drove in from across the state, companies had picnics and local kids had their first jobs there. It was a destination filled with rides, games, confections and dancing.

Walled Lake Amusement Park


Extraordinary Genius of David Barr

This Premier Event highlighted international artist, sculptor, author and teacher David Barr.
 
Extraordinary Genius of David Barr