Detroit City of Champions

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America....

1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America.

Speramus Meliora Resurgent Cineribus

Akin to a miracle something incredible began to happen. Detroit began to win in a way that had never been seen before…or since. The Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all won their first Championships. An unknown Joe Louis would rise to international super stardom. Speed boat racing, tennis, track and field, golf, bowling, swimming, firearms…champions all and all from Detroit. In this calendar year the city could claim 33 national championships. A celebration followed that has no equal in the annals of American sport. Holidays were declared, a plaque was signed by the president as well as every governor in the country recognizing Detroit as THE City of Champions…

…and then…the story was forgotten.

What happened in 1935? How did it happen? Why was it forgotten? Why should we care? These topics and many more will be explored by veteran radio host Jamie Flanagan and Author Charles Avison in this series of shows: Detroit City of Champions.

 

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All Episodes

Detroit City of Champions – The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 9 : The Regular Season – Episode 32

Episode 32: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 9: The Regular Season December 15th, 1935. It was on this date that the “City of Champions” story truly...

Detroit City of Champions – Champions’ Day April 18 Live from Detroit Historical Museum – Episode 31

“Champions Day! Only one city in the whole world could hold such a holiday as Detroit is celebrating today. Detroit, the City of Champions! Detroit, the Capitol of the...

Detroit City of Champions – The 35-36 Red Wings Part 8: The “Hitless Wonders” – Episode 30

Episode 30: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 8: The “Hitless Wonders”   After years of laying the foundation for professional hockey in Detroit; Jack Adams was...

Episode 29: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 7: The Reluctant Star

Episode 29: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 7: The Reluctant Star In 1934-35 Jack Adams announced that Ebbie Goodfellow would be the captain of the Red...

Episode 28: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 6: Overhauling the Roster part 2

Episode 28: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 6: Overhauling the Roster part 2 Continuing the exploration of the Red Wings roster overhaul prior to the 1935-36...

Detroit City of Champions – The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Overhauling the Roster – Episode 27

Episode 27: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 5: Overhauling the Roster part 1 In each of his first seven seasons as Coach and General Manager Jack...

Detroit City of Champions – The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 4: A Savior Arrives – Episode 26

The future of Detroit hockey was never more in doubt than it was following the 1931-32 season. The Great Depression had worsened and the Falcons were bankrupt. It was...

Detroit City of Champions – The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 3: Jack Adams lays the foundation of Detroit Hockey – Episode 25

Episode 25: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 3: Jack Adams lays the foundation of Detroit Hockey Olympia Stadium is but a memory as “the Old Red...

Detroit City of Champions – The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 2: Jack Adams “Skate like the devil and fight like hell” – Episode 24

Episode 24: The Story of the 1935-36 Red Wings. Part 2: Jack Adams “Skate like the devil and fight like hell” “Jovial John,” “Jolly Jack,” “Genial Jack.” These nicknames...