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Colonel J.F. Hamtramck, His Life and Times 1756 - 1783 Captain of the Revolution DVD: The Legend of Pinky Deras - The Greatest Little Leaguer There Ever Was Hamtramck
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Who was Colonel J.F. Hamtramck? Where did he come from? How did he become an influential figure? What training did he have to prepare him for the challenges he would meet? The answers are found in the years of the American Revolution when his life was cas Of all the kids who ever played Little League, the best of the best was a boy you’ve probably never heard of: Art “Pinky” Deras. In the summer of 1959, he led the team from Hamtramck, Mich., to the Little League World Series title, and in the process, he Fueled by a massive immigrant influx in the early 20th century, Hamtramck went from being a small farming village to a major industrial town in the space of 10 years. This phenomenal growth attracted national attention
by William L. Otten, Jr.
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Hamtramck Haunts Hamtramck Postcard of St. Florian's Church Hamtramck: The Driven City: The Making of America Series
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Hamtramck Haunts describes coming of age in a working class family of Polish immigrants, bent on making a living in America. Hamtramck was a bustling city of 50,000 in the 1930s, completely surrounded by Detroit and still is. Hamtramck Postcard of Saint Florian Church.  Saint Florian is the patron saint of firefighters, Hamtramck's St Florian Church celebrates it's 100 year anniversary this year. Surrounded completely by the city of Detroit, Hamtramck is today home to 24,000 residents, but its small size-just 2.1 square miles-belies its expansive history and the influence this remarkable community has had far beyond its borders.
by Charlotte L. Cavanary Located 10 minutes from Downtown Detroit by Greg Kowalski
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Hamtramck: Soul Of A City: Images of America Hamtramck: The World War II Years: Images of America Hamtramck: Then And Now
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Hamtramck:  Soul Of A City - Since its founding in 1798, the city of Hamtramck, Michigan has evolved from a dusty farming community on the edge of Detroit into a nationally recognized town of culture and character. Hamtramck: The World War II Years presents a portrait of the city at war. It tells and shows how Hamtramckans coped in a challenging time that demanded strength, dedication, and sacrifice. Hamtramckans stood up and delivered all that was required—and more Few towns in America have undergone a transformation like Hamtramck. From a farming community of 3,500 people in 1910, it became an industrial powerhouse of 48,000 by 1920.
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by Greg Kowalski
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Legendary Locals of Hamtramck Our Polish Story DVD Our Town - Hamtramck's 75th Anniversary Book
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Fueled by phenomenal growth in the early part of the 20th century, Hamtramck went from being a farming community to a major industrial city in the space of a decade. Thousands of immigrants flooded into the city to work in the new auto factories. Our Polish Story DVD.  
Filmmaker Keith Famie, who participated in Season 1 of “Survivor,” documents the Polish-American community in Detroit, providing insight into the culture and history. Our Town - Hamtramck's 75th Anniversary Book - This VERY collectable and rare book was published in 1997 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Hamtramck's incorporation as a city.  It contains numerous photos, a history of the city and a snapshot view of
by Greg Kowalski
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DVD - NTSC - US System A must for any fan of the little Polish City with a big heart!
Post Card: Veterans Monument And Grave Of Col.John Francis Hamtramck Prohibition In Hamtramck: Gangsters, Gunfights And Getaways St Florian Parish A Century Of Service - 100th Anniversary Commemorative Album
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Veterans Monument and grave of Col. John Francis Hamtramck. Veterans Memorial Park, Hamtramck, Michigan
John Francis Hamtramck was a native of Canada who dedicated his life to the new American nation. Born in 1756, Hamtramck fought in the American The National Prohibition Act was no match for Hamtramck. Once a small farming village, Hamtramck grew to be a major industrial city in just a decade. With that came enormous social problems and a peculiar concept that the legality of alcohol Saint Florian Parish was founded in 1907 to serve the Detroit area's rapidly expanding Polish Catholic community. Its first pastor was the Rev. Bernard Zmijewski, who was an immigrant from Poznan in northwest Poland.
Veterans Memorial Park, Hamtramck, Michigan by Greg Kowalski
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Historian and Author - Dr. Thaddeus C Radzilowski
St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1990 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1993 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1995
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St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1990 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1993 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1995
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St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1996 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1997 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1998
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St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1996 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1997 St. Florian High School Yearbook - 1998
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The Man Among Us -Czlowiek Wsrod Nas- John Paul II - September 19. 1987 Hamtramck, Michigan They Drank to That: Bars, Beer and the Beat of Hamtramck Toledo's Polonia: Images of America
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Published by The Hamtramck Citizen newspaper on the occasion of John Paul II's visit to Hamtramck, Michigan on September 19,1987.  This full color album features highlights of the Pope in Hamtramck as well as a collection of photos of his previous travels For decades, the city of Hamtramck, MI, has had a legendary association with bars. Its 2.1 square miles was packed at one point with at least 200 bars, clubs and other places that served alcohol in some form. During Prohibition, there were hundreds Located on the western edge of Lake Erie and at the mouth of the Maumee River, Toledo developed rapidly as a port and industrial and transportation center in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Beginning in the early 1870s, Polish immigrants were found among th
Published by The Hamtramck Citizen by Greg Kowalski
by Rev. Richard Philiposki with the Toledo Polish Genealogical Society
Ukrainians of Metropolitan Detroit: Images of America West of Warsaw Wicked Hamtramck - Lust, Liquor And Lead
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Ukrainians have contributed to the diverse ethnic tapestry in Detroit since the arrival of the first Ukrainian immigrants in the late 1800s. West of Warsaw Hamtramck's population bulged to 56,000 from a mere 3,500 in the early twentieth century, a sixteen-fold increase that created the perfect environment for crime and corruption to flourish. Post-Prohibition, bars sprang up in quick order.
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