Few People Know That The Garrick Theatre In Detroit Is The Last Place That Houdini Ever Performed

If you’re a lifelong Detroiter, you’re surely aware that our city has served as a backdrop to many historical events throughout the generations. From bootleggers crossing the Detroit River during Prohibition to the rise and fall of the auto industry to the birth of Motown, the Motor City has long played a role in state and national history. There’s one fascinating event, though, that’s not quite so well known – and we think it’s worth examining in more detail.

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For more Motor City history, read about the oldest covered bridge near Detroit.

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