“Boss” Wreford, December 28, 1915

Here’s my Great-Great-Great Grandfather, William “Boss” Wreford, known as the Father of Detroit’s Meat Trade, in a picture from around 100 years ago. He arrived in Detroit from Devon, England in 1851 or 1852 and established the biggest meat market in Detroit, located first across the street from where the Renaissance Center is now, and then in Cadillac Square. I figured I should let him out of the archives for a look at the 21st century, but I can’t be sure how he feels about the state of things…

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