Forgotten Detroit 2015


By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Back in 1782, Alexander Duff came to Detroit, second son of a Scottish baron.  He build a log cabin trading post at the junction of the Detroit and Rouge rivers, as seen in the Zug Island video below.  He later fled to Canada to avoid American democracy, something others are considering more and more today.  There he built Duff House, now Duff-Baby House, Ontario’s oldest surviving structure which was burned by William Henry Harrison during one of America’s forays into Canada, this one after Tecumseh.

As the survivor of Detroit’s oldest English speaking family, I return from time to time.  Detroit continues to survive even that.

Author Details
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology. Gordon’s Latest Posts
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