Dispatches from the Detroit History Club

Bailey Sisoy Moore

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History Bedtime Stories #1:  JL Hudson
History Bedtime Stories #1: JL Hudson
The legend and magic of Detroit’s department store giant J. L. Hudson is the special holiday focus for the inaugural episode of History Bedtime Stories with the Detroit History Club. In addition to amazing behind-the-counter stories, you’ll also hear about the famous Maurice Salad (and how to make your own), join special guest Luke McGrail who moderates an immensely popular Facebook page dedicated to Hudsons and hear from our own listeners who were invited to share their own memories.  More info below. 0:00 Intro with Bailey & Kevin3:09  Audience Call-Ins #1 Memories of Hudsons (Mike & Eva)6:34 Counting Sheep:  Hudsons by-the-numbers, amazing stats about an amazing store9:25 Special Guest Luke McGrail, architect/historian and moderator of the JL Hudsons Department Store Facebook group with 28,000 followers20:40 Audience Call-Ins #2  Memories of Hudsons (Jo, Maryanne and Anna on behalf of her 97 year-old Aunt Joan)22:47 Bedtime Snack: Hudson's famous Maurice Salad!27:19 Audience Call-Ins #3 Memories of Hudsons (Michelle & Kevin)30:56 The origin of Bailey's History Bedtime Stories during the pandemic34:14 This Month’s Bedtime Story:  J.L. Hudson56:00 Special Thanks & Next Episode #2: Detroit and the WPA Share your stories about our next topic, the New Deal in Detroit including the WPA and the CCC's projects in the Motor City, by calling 313-466-2830 and leaving a short message along with your name and city. Check out more from Detroit History Tours and the Detroit History Club by following us on Facebook, joining our newsletter or finding us at www.detroithistorytours.com with great tours, events and membership perks. Hosts: Bailey Sisoy Moore and Kevin Walsh Produced by Kevin Walsh at the Detroit History Club in Hamtramck, Michigan.