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Friday, June 22, 2012

Joe Louis 75th anniversary

Exactly 75 years ago today, our "Brown Bomber",  Joe Louis, won the boxing heavyweight championship of the world at age 23.  He kept that title for 12 years. In Macomb County, there are remnants of the 250 acre farm that he bought called Spring Hill on Ryan Road and Hamlin in Shelby Township.  He had kept horses there, developed a racetrack and bleachers, and converted a house into a popular nightclub.  He sold it all to the state of Michigan when he ran into financial problems. The house burned down in 1973, but you can still see where the foundation used to be. The statue standing inside Detroit's Cobo Hall was created 25 years ago by Ed Hamilton to mark the 50 year anniversary of that championship fight..

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