Detroit Strange
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3 years ago

Ep.42 - Dear Nancy (Nancy Brown, Detroit's Dear Abby)

Nancy Brown & the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon

In this episode Jess & Alex both sip on margaritas from their respective homes (jalapeno/frozen strawberry) while Jess tells Alex all about the mystery that was the writer of the Detroit News' Experience column from the late 1920's into the early 1940's. Her identity was kept secret as she went by the pen name "Nancy Brown." Her readers trusted her so much that they helped her raise money to construct a peace carillon on Belle Isle to be a home for a series of Sunrise Services. How was the construction? Who was the mysterious Nancy in real life? What kinds of advice did she give her readers? Tune in and find out!

You can check out the rest of the Peace Carillon's song here - Youtube video: