The Craig Fahle Show

Cadillaqua 1912: Detroit's Original Waterfront Festival

Friday, June 29, 2012

One hundred years ago, Detroit was transformed into the home of Cadillaqua, the largest summer waterfront festival in the country. The four-day festival attracted thousands of people to Detroit's waterfront, but as the event came to a close, things took a shocking turn. The festival's main organizer surprised residents with a sting operation that led to the arrest of 11 city officials. WDET’s Amy Miller speaks with Ron Ahrens, the author of an article in DBusiness that focuses on the historic 1912 festival.

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