In the 1940's in Detroit, you could get anything you wanted on Hastings Street. If it wasn't in the shops, it was on the sidewalks. Blues and jazz spilled out of the windows from the dozens of clubs that faced each other. It was longer than Bourbon Street.
They were playing Three Card Molley in the alley, and you could get today's number written in the bag from the peanut man in front of the Castle Theatre.
Back in the day, if you followed Hastings Street, it would take you anywhere --children viewed the street cars as shiney flying carpets. Everything started and ended on Hastings Street --and so it is with this web page, if you are patient enough to follow the links.
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