Congratulations to St. Clair Shores,
You’re the WCSX City of the Week
St. Clair Shores factoids:
- St Clair Shores is Home to one of the biggest Memorial Day Parades! The 67th Annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade will be held along Jefferson Avenue between 9 Mile running North to 11 Mile at 1PM on Sunday, May 26th! WWII and Korean War veteran, Tom Tomlinson is the Grand Marshall.
- L’anse Creuse made a stop in St. Clair Shores! The area was inhabited by French settlers as early as 1710, at which time it was called L’anse Creuse. (L’anse Creuse was also the name of a stop on the now-defunct interurban railroad off of Jefferson Ave near Nine Mile Road, and the name lives on today in the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools in central Macomb County, MI and L’Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Twp.)
- St. Clair Shores once was home to an amusement park named Jefferson Beach. Built in 1927, it featured the longest roller coaster in the United States. In 1955 a fire destroyed several buildings in the park. While Jefferson Beach attempted to rebuild, its owners slowly converted the park to a marina. In 1959 the remaining amusement park buildings were destroyed to make room for the marina.