My father, Thomas James Arcala Sr. (born December 18, 1941) and his mother Lenore Evelyn Barron (born January 8, 1923) were from the southwest part of Detroit. My grandfather, Mamerto Arcala (born May 19, 1908), was originally from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines and came to America, landing in Seattle, Washington. From there, he trekked to southwest Detroit to become a working class citizen in the booming Detroit, where an influx of immigrants went for work, particularly to work in the automobile industry.
1889 - Panoramic view of about a 3 mile stretch of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States.
1891 - Excellent map of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States.