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Thu October 31, 2013
The history of Halloween in Michigan
You drive around most neighborhoods these days and there is absolutely no doubt we love Halloween.
Once upon a time, you carved a pumpkin, popped in a candle and put it on your porch to greet trick or treaters.
Now, homes are decked out with giant webs and big spiders, ghouls and witches, and don't forget the lights. Halloween is now second only to Christmas for consumer spending.
Just when and where did this all begin? And how far back does Halloween go here in Michigan?
We turn to historian and contributor to the Detroit News Bill Loomis for the answers.
Listen to the full interview above.
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