The Detroit News

The Detroit News

Thomas St. Aubin

Descendants track their French connections back to Detroit's birth

By Bill Loomis / The Detroit News The names are still familiar on street signs in Detroit: Rivard. St. Aubin. Dubois. Chene. Dequindre. Charlevoix. Cadieux. Riopelle. And many others. A legacy of the city’s French beginnings, several of the streets mark the location of ancient family “ribbon” farms, narrow strips of farmland that ran from … Continue Reading →

Camp Grayling, training National Guard troops for 100 years

By Francis X. Donnelly / The Detroit News Grayling — Unbeknownst to most people, a 100-year war has raged around this small north Michigan city. Not “war” like a dispute, but “war” like tanks, eight-inch howitzers and planes lobbing 500-pound bombs. The fighting takes place at Camp Grayling, the largest National Guard training facility in … Continue Reading →