Paradise Valley

A hand painted sign welcomes us to Paradise Valley. The last businesses were finally pushed out by the building of a football stadium over the northwest corner of Paradise Valley. These pictures show the stadium still being constructed.                    
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cover Another interesting book on Paradise Valley is Paradise Valley Days by the Detroit Black Writers Guild. This is a collection of pictures, news paper articles, and poems which gives more of a "slice of life" of what it was to live in Paradise Valley. Most books of poems seem relevant only to themselves, but this book finally showed me how it was supposed to be. Dancers shimmying and men in Zoot suits crossing the street. Shoe shine boys earning $100 a week shining the shoes of the Purple Gang.
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