By Dan Baldwin (Avenue News, 9/22/2015)
It was 40 years ago that Essex made history when the 400 and 500 blocks of Eastern Boulevard were shut down between Woodward Drive and Mace Avenue for the first time. Forty years ago when thousands of people and hundreds of vendors flooded the street for the first time to enjoy a day full of fun and excitement with friends and neighbors.
On June 15, 1975, the tradition of the highly anticipated Essex Day Festival began.
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