The great chase: Detroit's red devil in pictures and words

What better way to prepare for the mayhem to come this weekend then to trip fantastic back down memory lane two years to the first Marche of the Nain Rouge. That you can do courtesy of a slideshow courtesy of Marvin Shaouni.

But we have bonus coverage! Last year, J. Anton Blatz and Rene Wymer, the pseudonymous authors of the "Adventures close to home" series put some perspective on the event this way:

If you haven't heard the story of the Nain Rouge, then you're in for a treat. Detroit's founding French colonist Antoine de la Mothe, Seur de Cadillac drove a pesky red dwarf back into the woods with a swift rap of his cane. But Le Nain Rouge, so named by the French-American colonists in the first decade of the 18th Century, persevered. He would prove to be rather resilient. Sharp and effective as Cadillac's gesture was that day, the harbinger of doom returned often to wreak havoc on the city. In 1710, a group of citizens gathered at Saint Anne's church to march the spirit into the river.   

Enjoy the photos and read the rest of the story here.

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