Spirit of Detroit, from Maia C
…and I’m not just talking about salt, even though the Eastern Seaboard could use a lot of extra road salt right about now.
There are a couple of very interesting bits up on the net recently about Detroit and the lessons it has for the rest of America, for our
Continue reading Things we can take from Detroit
Ever wonder where all that road salt comes from? A question that’s quite topical today. Mammoth has a post up on an operating salt mine beneath the city of Detroit.
Detroit Salt Mine
John Nystuen has a discussion of the legal implications, acquiring mineral rights for salt 1,000 feet below the surface of an active city.
Continue reading Salt and infrastructure beneath the city
Wednesday of this week marked the 34th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, lost with all hands in a Lake Superior storm in 1975. The iron ore freighter has always held a special place in my thoughts (and those of many Midwesterners) due to many summers spent along the shores of the Great
Continue reading In a musty old hall in Detroit…
Detroit is a fascinating place. I’m not sure what I can specifically add to the dialogue on the city – except to say that the images of the city, as powerful as they are, don’t do justice to the impact of seeing it with your own eyes.
I feel a connection to the place, having spent
Continue reading This is an American city.