Farewell to Joe Louis Arena

This evening, the Detroit Red Wings play their last game in Joe Louis Arena. Closing down after 38 years, "the Joe" was named after the man still considered by some to be the best heavyweight of them all--and, in my view, the most influential American athlete.

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Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-54231]