Your Stories

Detroit Burning

STORY BY: Gary Wilson
YEAR: 1965

Gary's story is his parent's story. They used to tell him about going across the tunnel from Windsor to Detroit, because Detroit had better shopping and theatre. In the turbulent late 60s, when riots started happening more and more often in Detroit, they remember seeing the city burning, and how tense is was to cross over. On their way back, there was always a huge sigh from everyone in the care when they passed the Canadian border. Thanks for sharing, Gary.

Back to Stories