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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

History of three Claras

Your Brother Kings continues his look at the life of Clara Ward:
Clara was the daughter of Eber Brock Ward, about whom I have written a great deal on this blog (please use the search box to your right if you are interested). As I mentioned a few days ago, Eber Brock's daughter Clara, who was just a toddler when he died, married a European Prince. That began an amazing series of adventures that made Clara an figure of international renown and scandal, as is shown in the press of the times.
Michigan in Pictures takes a look at the history of another Clara, a depot turned restaurant.
The depot closed in 1972. Restauranteur Peter Jubeck bought the building in 1978 and transformed it into an eatery, retaining the quarter-sawn oak interior and installing locally crafted stained glass windows.
Read Clara Ward's adventures in Europe. by Your Brother Kings
Also read Union Depot Michigan Historical Marker at Clara's Restaurant and check out the photos and photo links
Finally, check out the history of Fair Lane, the estate of Clara (and Henry) Ford

# posted by Tami @ 9:59 AM
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