AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with author Paul Vachon, who wrote “Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline.” He is a lifelong resident of Detroit, Michigan. Vachon is a freelance writer specializing in local history, historical preservation and popular culture. His new hardcover book covers 300+ years of Detroit history. This book points out many of the seminal events and noteworthy turning points of Detroit’s long journey, some little known: the city’s fall to the British during the War of 1812, the existence of slavery in Detroit as late as the 1820s, and Mayor Hazen Pingree’s aggressive advocacy for the everyday citizen against corporate interests.
Paul Vachon’s “Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline” is available on Amazon and local bookstores across Michigan including at Barnes & Noble.