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A zookeeper feeds the seals at the Belle Isle Zoo 1920. (The Detroit News)

A zookeeper feeds the seals at the Belle Isle Zoo 1920. (The Detroit News)

Belle Isle employees hoist a giant turtle out of its tank. This is likely Big Pete, which was sold during the Depression for meat because the aquarium could no longer afford to take care of him

Belle Isle employees hoist a giant turtle out of its tank. This is likely Big Pete, which was sold during the Depression for meat because the aquarium could no longer afford to take care of him

Detroit circa 1905. Children’s playground at Belle Isle Park.

Detroit circa 1905. Children’s playground at Belle Isle Park.

Ice skaters were a common sight on Belle Isle in 1915. Detroit's icy winters have been a draw for the skating set for many years, whether for recreation, entertainment, sports or competition. (Detroit News Archives)

Ice skaters were a common sight on Belle Isle in 1915. Detroit's icy winters have been a draw for the skating set for many years, whether for recreation, entertainment, sports or competition. (Detroit News Archives)

The Detroit Grand Prix. Indy cars on Belle Isle returned in 2012. My kids went on Saturday and had a great time. - Love to bet on sports? Start here !!!

The Detroit Grand Prix. Indy cars on Belle Isle returned in 2012. My kids went on Saturday and had a great time. - Love to bet on sports? Start here !!!

Love the tile colors... photo from Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit.

Love the tile colors... photo from Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit.

Belle Isle, Detroit. I've turned it into a routine to bring my buddy's down to Detroit and show them all the cool things this city has. The island is now owned by the state so hopefully it will be preserved

Belle Isle, Detroit. I've turned it into a routine to bring my buddy's down to Detroit and show them all the cool things this city has. The island is now owned by the state so hopefully it will be preserved

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Aerial view of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, by Great Lakes Aerial Photos. Belle Isle is larger than Central Park, NYC. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park.

Aerial view of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, by Great Lakes Aerial Photos. Belle Isle is larger than Central Park, NYC. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park.

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