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Detroit, Michigan
Seal of Detroit, Michigan
Seal (Detail)
Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus
("We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes" - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city)
Nickname: "The Motor City" and "Motown"
Location of Detroit, Michigan
Location in Wayne County, Michigan
Founded
Incorporated
July 24, 1701
1815 
County Wayne County
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Dem)
Area
 - Total
 - Water

370.2 km² (142.9 mi²)
10.8 km² (4.2 mi²) 2.92% 
Population
 - City (2000)
 - Density
 - Metropolitan

951,270
6,885.1/mi² or 2,647/km² 
4,441,551 
Time zone Eastern (UTC –5)
Coordinates
WGS-84 (GPS)
 42.3316° N 83.0475° W
Official Website
www.ci.detroit.mi.us

Detroit (IPA: /dɪˈtʰɹɔɪt/) (French: Détroit, pronounced Image:ltspkr.png/detʀwa/) is a city in Wayne County in the state of Michigan, in the Midwest region of the United States. Established in 1701 by French fur traders, it is best known today as the world's automotive center and an important music capital — legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar nicknames, Motor City and Motown. Other nicknames include Mo-Town, D-town, and The D. Flag of the City of Detroit. ... Seal of City of Detroit File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search The tricolor flag of France A flag is a piece of coloured cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually for purposes of signalling or identification. ... Flag of Detroit The Flag of Detroit, Michigan was officially adopted in 1948. ... 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Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official language(s) English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855... Incorporation is: In business, incorporation is the creation of a corporation. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Location in the state of Michigan Formed 1796 Seat Detroit Area  - Total  - Water 1,741 km² (672 mi²) 150 km² (58 mi²) 8. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kwame Kilpatrick Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Jump to: navigation, search Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... 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Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official language(s) English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ...


Located along the Detroit RiverFrench: Rivière du Détroit, i.e. "River of the Strait" — and across from the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario, the city is the seat of Wayne County and the center of a tri-county industrial zone (including Oakland and Macomb counties) that is among the most significant in the American Rust Belt. Detroit River seen from Grosse Ile Township, Michigan The Detroit River is about 51 km (32 miles) long and 1 to 4 km (0. ... Simplified diagram A strait is a narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses. ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada location. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) • Land 917,741 km² • Water 158,654 km² (14. ... Location in the state of Michigan Formed 1796 Seat Detroit Area  - Total  - Water 1,741 km² (672 mi²) 150 km² (58 mi²) 8. ... Oakland County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Macomb County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Rust Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, formerly known as the Manufacturing Belt, is an area in the northeastern and upper midwestern United States, roughly between Chicago and New York City, whose economy was formerly based largely on heavy industry, manufacturing, and associated industries. ...


Detroit is the United States' 11th most populous city, with 900,198 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau's 2004 estimate.[1] This is half the population the city boasted at its peak in the 1950s. Detroit leads the nation in declining population of urban areas.[2] Residents are generally known as "Detroiters." "Detroit" is also sometimes used as shorthand for the Metro Detroit region, which is also unofficially referred to as "Southeast Michigan." The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the... Jump to: navigation, search Metro Detroit is the American metropolitan area consisting of nine counties including the cities of Detroit, Flint (although it is often disputed whether Flint is included due to its distance from the city of Detroit), Ann Arbor, Pontiac, and other outlying cities, villages, and townships in...

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History

Main article: History of Detroit, Michigan
The Detroit skyline at night as seen from Canada.
The Detroit skyline at night as seen from Canada.

French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded a fort and settlement at the site of Detroit in 1701. Originally the settlement was called Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit after Louis Phélypeaux, the comte de Pontchartrain, minister of marine under Louis XIV and for the river that connects Lakes St. Clair and Erie. The British gained control of the area in 1760 and thwarted an Indian attack three years later during Pontiac's Rebellion. In 1796 Detroit and its surrounding areas passed to the United States, and from 1805 to 1847 the town was the territorial and state capitol of Michigan. Though Detroit fell to the British for a short time during the War of 1812 (see: Battle of Detroit), it was recaptured by Gen. William Henry Harrison in 1813. Detroit was incorporated as a city in 1815. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded a fort and settlement at the site of Detroit in 1701. ... This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Statue of Cadillac commemorating his landing in Detroit Antoine Laumet, dit de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (March 5, 1658-October 15, 1730), a French explorer, was a colourful figure in the history of New France. ... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ... Louis Phélypeaux (1643–1725) marquis of La Vrilliere, count of Pontchartrain, was descended from several French Secretaries of State and served Louis XIV of France as chancellor in 1699. ... who is he. ... Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ... Public beach on Lake St. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, among the worlds largest such lakes. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Pontiacs Rebellion was a war launched in 1763 by Native Americans who were dissatisfied with British rule in the Great Lakes region and the Ohio Country after the British victory in the French and Indian War. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official language(s) English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855... Jump to: navigation, search The War of 1812 was a conflict fought on land in North America and at sea around the world between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815. ... The Battle of Detroit, also known as the Battle of Fort Detroit or the Surrender of Fort Detroit, was a humiliating loss for the Americans early in the War of 1812. ... Jump to: navigation, search William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Situated strategically on a strait along the Great Lakes waterway, Detroit emerged as a key transportation center. The city grew steadily during the 1830s, and subsequent decades saw substantial growth in the shipping, shipbuilding, and manufacturing industries. A thriving carriage trade set the stage for the work of Henry Ford, who in 1896 built his first automobile. Ford's first plant was a rented workshop on Mack Avenue in Detroit; this was soon outgrown, and the first factory built and owned by Ford was constructed in 1904 on Piquette Avenue. The famous Model T Ford was conceived in this plant. By 1909, the Model T's success outstripped the Piquette plant's capabilities, and production was moved to Highland Park, an independent city within Detroit. Ford's manufacturing innovations as well as significant contributions from many other automotive pioneers such as William C. Durant, the Dodge brothers and Louis Chevrolet, solidified Detroit's status as the world's car capital, and the blossoming industry spurred the city's spectacular growth during the first half of the 20th century. Jump to: navigation, search The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta... Jump to: navigation, search Time Magazine, January 14, 1935 Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Highland Park is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... William Crapo Durant (December 8, 1861-March 18, 1947) was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, creating the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars. ... Dodge is a brand name of automobiles and light- to heavy-duty trucks, marketed by the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to the present. ... Louis Chevrolet Memorial, Indianapolis Speedway. ...


With the factories came high-profile labor strife, climaxing in the 1930s as the United Auto Workers initiated bitter battles with Detroit's auto manufacturers. The labor activism established during those years, which brought fame and notoriety to hometown union leaders such as Jimmy Hoffa and Walter Reuther, remains a key feature on the city's cultural and political landscape. Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United Auto Workers (UAW), officially the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, is one of the largest labor unions in North America, with more than 700,000 members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico organized into approximately 950 union... Jump to: navigation, search James Riddle Jimmy Hoffa (14 February 1913 - 30 July, 1975?) was a noted American labor leader who is also well-known in popular culture for the mysterious circumstances surrounding his still-unexplained disappearance and presumed death. ... Walter Philip Reuther (b. ...


Detroit has endured a painful decline during the past several decades, and is often held up as a symbol of Rust Belt urban blight. The city's population has plummeted since the 1950s as residents have moved to the suburbs, particularly following the 12th Street Riot in 1967. Large numbers of buildings and homes were abandoned, with many remaining for years in states of decay. Recent urban renewal efforts have led to the demolition or renovation of several abandoned skyscrapers and large buildings, the razing of old houses for new housing developments, and an expedited process to remove abandoned homes near schools. Due to the large number of homes razed and the unprecedented population flight, large tracts of land in Detroit have reverted back to nature to become almost a form urban prairie. Wild animals heve been spotted migrating from their destroyed former habitat in the suburbs to downtown. [3] Jump to: navigation, search The Rust Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, formerly known as the Manufacturing Belt, is an area in the northeastern and upper midwestern United States, roughly between Chicago and New York City, whose economy was formerly based largely on heavy industry, manufacturing, and associated industries. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the... The 12th Street Riot in Detroit began in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23, 1967, after vice squad officers executed a raid at an illegal after-hours drinking establishment (colloquially referred to as a blind pig) on the corner of 12th Street (today also known as Rosa Parks... Jump to: navigation, search 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the latter half of the twentieth century, Detroit's crime figures were often among the highest in the country. Though those figures have decreased in recent years, the crime rate remains high.


"Renaissance" has been a perennial buzzword among generations of city leaders, particularly during the construction and completion of the Renaissance Center, but it was not until the 1990s that Detroit enjoyed something of a bona fide revival, much of it centered downtown. Nevertheless, it should be noted that one of the city's high schools is named Renaissance High School. In 1996 a state referendum paved the way for three Detroit casinos—MGM Detroit, Motor City Casino and Greektown Casino—with the goal of increasing tourism and stemming the flow of gambling dollars to nearby Windsor, Ontario. A United States Coast Guard Cutter passes the Renaissance Center. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... MotorCity Casino is one of three 75,000 square foot casinos located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Greektown Casino is one of three commercial casinos located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada location. ...


In 2000, Comerica Park replaced historic Tiger Stadium as the home of the Detroit Tigers—a move that brought some controversy—and in 2002, Ford Field brought football's Detroit Lions back into Detroit from suburban Pontiac. The 2004 opening of the Compuware Center gave downtown Detroit its first significant new office building in a decade. Significant landmarks such as the Fox Theatre, Detroit Opera House, and the Gem Theater have been restored and now host concerts, musicals, and plays. Many downtown centers such as Greektown, Eastern Market, the Michigan State Fairgrounds, and Campus Martius Park draw partons and host activities. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about Tiger Stadium in Detroit. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ford Field is an indoor American football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Steve Mariucci League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Skaters in front of Compuware World Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan. ... The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan is a historic Roaring Twenties theater. ... The Detroit Opera House, opened on January 22, 1922 as the Capitol Theater, is the current venue for all Michigan Opera Theatre productions. ... Campus Martius Park is a park in Detroit. ...


Geography

A simulated-color satellite image of Detroit taken on NASA's Landsat 7 satellite.
A simulated-color satellite image of Detroit taken on NASA's Landsat 7 satellite.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 370.2 km² (142.9 mi²). 359.4 km² (138.8 mi²) of it is land and 10.8 km² (4.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.92% water. Download high resolution version (800x800, 211 KB)A large Landsat of Detroit File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (800x800, 211 KB)A large Landsat of Detroit File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Sitting atop a large salt mine [4], Detroit is located on the north bank of the Detroit River, between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, in southeastern Michigan. It lies north of Windsor, Ontario—Detroiters sometimes quip that Canada is "our neighbor to the south." Detroit features two border crossings: the Ambassador Bridge, which is privately owned, and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, with a railroad tunnel connecting the two countries. Jump to: navigation, search In chemistry, salt is a term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. ... Detroit River seen from Grosse Ile Township, Michigan The Detroit River is about 51 km (32 miles) long and 1 to 4 km (0. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, among the worlds largest such lakes. ... Public beach on Lake St. ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada location. ... Ambassador Bridge from the Canadian side of the Detroit River. ... The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. ...


Detroit completely encircles the cities of Hamtramck and Highland Park. It forms most of the northeast corner of Wayne County, but the extreme corner is occupied by Harper Woods and the four cities and one village that make up Grosse Pointe. Detroit itself is divided into the East Side and West Side, with Woodward Avenue being the dividing line between the two. The city is crisscrossed by three systems of roads: the oldest French roads running perpendicular to the river, radial roads from a Washington, D.C.-inspired system and true north-south roads from the Northwest Ordinance township system. Jump to: navigation, search Hamtramck is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan in the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search Highland Park is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Harper Woods is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... There are several similarly named adjacent places beginning with Grosse Pointe in the Metro Detroit area of the U.S. state of Michigan: Grosse Pointe, city Grosse Pointe Farms, city Grosse Pointe Park, city Grosse Pointe Shores, village Grosse Pointe Woods, city It is much more rare to refer to... Jump to: navigation, search East Side Neibhorhoods: John R Dequinder Rd. ... Jump to: navigation, search West Side Neibhorhoods: Lasher Rd. ... Michigan State Highway 1 or M-1 is a north-south state highway in Michigan. ... The Northwest Ordinance (formally An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio, and also known as the Freedom Ordinance) was an act of the Continental Congress of the United States passed on July 13, 1787 under the Articles of Confederation. ...

Downtown Detroit buildings
Downtown Detroit buildings

Detroit contains an eclectic combination of architectural styles. Art Deco buildings from the 1920s and 1930s are intermixed with more modern structures, notably in the downtown area and New Center, an area adjacent to Wayne State University north of downtown. Smaller commercial areas are interspersed amongst single-family homes and apartment complexes. Nevertheless, there are large tracts of empty land and numerous abandoned buildings throughout the city, including the downtown area. In recent years, the city has been demolitioning abandoned buildings, especially near schools, as those buildings were believed to house criminal activities. Office buldings in downtown Detroit, Michigan (taken Sept. ... Office buldings in downtown Detroit, Michigan (taken Sept. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... Wayne State University Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, is adjacent to the citys Cultural Center. ...


Some of the current and historic neighborhoods in Detroit include: Black Bottom, Boston-Edison, Bricktown Brightmoor, Brush Park, Corktown, Chaldean Town, Cultural Center, Delray, East English Village, Eastern Market, Five Points, Greektown, Indian Village, Krainz Woods, Dexter-Linwood, Mexicantown, Midtown, New Center, Old Redford, Palmer Woods, Poletown, Riverdale, Rosedale Park, Springwells, Warrendale, and Rivertown. Current and former public housing projects include Buffalo Homes, Brewster Douglass, Conant Gardens, Herman Gardens, Jeffries Homes, and Sojourner Truth Homes. This article refers to the neighborhood. ... The following articles refer to Bricktown: Bricktown (Oklahoma City) - An Entertainment District in downtown Oklahoma City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Brightmoor is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Corktown is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit. ... It stretches from 7 Mile Road and Woodward up to State Fair and John R Road. ... The Cultural Center is a district of Detroit, Michigan that includes a number of museums and attractions. ... Delray is a racially diverse neighborhood located in the industrial southwest side of Detroit, Michigan. ... East English Village is one of Detroits historic neighborhoods. ... Poultry stand at Eastern Market Eastern Market is a historic commercial district in Detroit, Michigan. ... The street known as Five Points is the western most border of the city of Detroit. ... Greektown is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, located near the downtown area. ... Indian Village is a historic neighborhood located on Detroits east side. ... Jump to: navigation, search Krainz Woods is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dexter-Linwood Area is two neighborhoods in Detroit, Michigan. ... Mexicantown is a neighborhood in Southwest Detroit, located one block north of the Ambassador Bridge. ... Midtown Detroit is an area roughly two square miles, twice the size of Downtown Detroit, and just north of it and south of New Center. ... The New Center is a commercial district of Detroit, Michigan located approximately three miles (4. ... Jump to: navigation, search The area is now known as Old Redford and stretches from Five Points east to Greenfield and from 8 Mile to School craft. ... Palmer Woods is a neighborhood on the west side of Detroit, Michigan known for its elm-lined streets, large brick homes and Tudor-styled architecture. ... Jump to: navigation, search Poletown was a section of Detroit, Michigan neighboring the enclave city of Hamtramck, Michigan. ... Rosedale Park is a neighborhood located in Northwest Detroit, Michigan known for its elm-lined streets, large brick homes and Tudor style architecture. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The approximate borders of the Warrendale neighborhood in Detroit are Joy Road to the North, Ford Road to the South, Southfield Freeway to the east and just west of Evergreen to the Rouge River to the west. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Jeffries Projects, also called the Jeffries Housing Project or the Jeffries Homes, was a public housing project located in Detroit, Michigan, near the Lodge Freeway. ...


Demographics

Historical populations[5]
Census
year
Population

1840 9,102
1850 21,019
1860 45,619
1870 79,577
1880 116,340
1890 205,876
1900 285,704
1910 465,766
1920 993,078
1930 1,568,662
1940 1,623,452
1950 1,849,568
1960 1,670,144
1970 1,511,482
1980 1,203,339
1990 1,027,974
2000 951,270
2005 899,387 (Est.)

The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

Overview

Throughout the city, French colonial influence can be found in many place names (Gratiot Ave., Beaubien St., Cadieux Rd., Chene Park), though only a small percentage of area residents are descended from 18th-century French settlers. North America The French established colonies across the New World in the 17th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800 in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Detroit's population increased more than sixfold during the first half of the 20th century, thanks largely to a massive influx of Eastern European and Southern migrants—both white and black—who came to the area for the burgeoning automobile industry jobs. The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ...


Metro Detroit has a higher percentage of blacks than any other northern U.S. metropolitan area—about one quarter of the metropolitan population. Altogether, more than a million African-Americans live in the area. About three quarters of them live within the city limits. Other communities with large black populations include Inkster, Highland Park, Ecorse, River Rouge, Southfield, Pontiac and Oak Park. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most racially segregated regions. Inkster is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Highland Park is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Ecorse is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Industrial area along the riverfront of River Rouge River Rouge is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Southfield is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Oak Park is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ...


Detroit's ethnic communities are diverse and include descendants of the French founders, as well as Germans, Poles, Irish, Italians, and Greeks who settled during the city's early 20th century industrial boom. Metro Detroit has the largest concentration of Belgians outside of Belgium. The Detroit area is also home to a large Chaldean population and to the country's largest concentration of Arab Americans. Chaldean-owned businesses are the retail life of the Detroit neighborhoods[6], owning some 90% of local convenience stores (called "party stores") within the city. The southwest side of the city contains a large Chicano community and the area has in recent years been renamed Mexicantown to reflect the large number of retail, restaurant, commecial and industrial properties owned by the Hispanic population. Jump to: navigation, search Metro Detroit is the American metropolitan area consisting of nine counties including the cities of Detroit, Flint (although it is often disputed whether Flint is included due to its distance from the city of Detroit), Ann Arbor, Pontiac, and other outlying cities, villages, and townships in... Jump to: navigation, search Chaldeans (Assyro-Chaldeans or Chaldo-Assyrians) are a Syriac-speaking Semitic people currently living in northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran. ... A convenience store is a small store or shop, generally accessible or local. ... Jump to: navigation, search A Chicano is a person of Mexican descent born in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize U.S. citizens, permanent residents and illegal aliens whose ancestry hails either from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America, or the original settlers of the traditionally Spanish-held Southwestern...


Population

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 951,270 people, 336,428 households, and 218,341 families residing in the city. The population density is 6,855.1/mi² (2,646.7/km²). There are 375,096 housing units at an average density of 2,703.0/mi² (1,043.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.55% Black or African American, 12.26% White, 0.33% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.54% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. 4.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 336,428 households out of which 33.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.7% are married couples living together, 31.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% are non-families. 29.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.45. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $29,526, and the median income for a family is $33,853. Males have a median income of $33,381 versus $26,749 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,717. 26.1% of the population and 21.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 34.5% of those under the age of 18 and 18.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Jump to: navigation, search The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Currently 47% of Detroiters are functionally illiterate.[7] Some 72% of all Detroit children are born to single unwed mothers.[8]


Law and government

The city is run by the mayor and a nine member city council, elected at large on a nonpartisan ballot. Municipal elections are held every year congruent to 1 modulo 4 (e.g., 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009). Jump to: navigation, search An election is a decision making process whereby people vote for preferred political candidates or parties to act as representatives in government. ... Jump to: navigation, search Modular arithmetic is a system of arithmetic for integers, where numbers wrap around after they reach a certain value — the modulus. ...


In addition to property tax, the city levies an income tax of 2.65% on residents, 1.325% on non-residents, and 1.6% on corporations. The city has a looming budget deficit estimated at $214 to $400 million. Financial default or rising taxes is expected. Jump to: navigation, search // Property tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the thing taxed. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

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Politics

As with most large urban centers in the United States, Detroit consistently supports the Democratic Party in national and state elections. Its city elections are non-partisan, though mayors for the past four decades have been open about being members of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Considered by some to be a rising political star when he won election in 2001 at age 31, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been dubbed by wags as "America's hip-hop mayor" because of his fond appreciation for youth culture, flashy dress, and a diamond stud earring as well his sponsorship of a "hip-hop" summit.[9] Since taking office, however, the mayor and his administration have found themselves dogged by accusations of scandal and impropriety (including using city funds to buy his wife a Lincoln Navigator while the city was running a huge deficit). Detroit's major media have relentlessly pursued the stories, including reports of wild parties involving strippers at the mayoral mansion [10]. The mayor has strongly denied accusations of wrongdoing. In 2005, Kilpatrick was re-elected for a second 4-year term as mayor. Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kwame Kilpatrick Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 8, 1970) is the Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African Americans and Latinos in New York City in the early 1970s, and has since spread around the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search A scattering of round-brilliant cut diamonds shows off the many reflecting facets. ... Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that Conch piercing be merged into this article or section. ... The Navigator is a luxurious Lincoln cousin to the Ford Expedition full-size SUV. Introduced in 1998, the Navigator has proven extremely popular, comprising 40% of the American luxury SUV market in 2001. ...


In 2004, following scandals and legal decisions, a court-ordered reorganization of the Detroit Police Department was implemented under the supervision of the FBI. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Official FBI Seal The Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


Crime

Listed as the second most dangerous city by the Morgan Quitno Corporation's statistics [11] (after Camden, New Jersey), Detroit has been one of the most crime-ridden cities in the United States. Many of these problems can be blamed on the widespread middle-class flight (which has contributed greatly to urban decay), poverty, de facto segregation of the region, and unemployment. Jump to: navigation, search Tweeter Center The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Segregation means separation. ...


An analysis of crime in downtown Detroit by the Michigan Metropolitan Information Center at Wayne State University found crime rates in the central city lower than rates for the entire nation, state and other large Michigan metro areas — and improving. Detroit also includes many middle-class neighborhoods in which crime is far less prevalent than in more impoverished areas of the city.


Many of the suburbs, in contrast, are among the 25 safest cities in the United States with a population of 75,000 or above. They include Livonia, Troy, Farmington Hills, and Sterling Heights. All four are predominantly white (though some include sizeable black and Asian minorities) and boast much higher household income levels than the city of Detroit. Jump to: navigation, search Livonia is a city located in the northwest part of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Troy is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Farmington Hills is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Sterling Heights is a city located in Macomb County, Michigan. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The city faces hundreds of arsons, often in the city's many abandoned homes, each year on Devil's Night, the evening before Halloween. The Angel's Night campaign, launched in the late 1990s, draws tens of thousands of volunteers to patrol the streets during Halloween week. The effort has largely squelched Devil's Night arson: In 2002, there were just 110 fires during the October 29–31 period, according to city officials, representing a 30 percent decline in total fires and a 41 percent decline in suspicious fires. In 2003, the three-day number was 117, increasing slightly to 141 in 2004; though officials attributed the 2004 increase to power lines being knocked down by high winds. Arson is the crime of setting a fire with intent to cause damage. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the Michigan cultural phenomenon. ... Jump to: navigation, search A jack-o-lantern Halloween is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. ... Angels Night is an organization designed to mitigate criminal acts associated with Devils Night or Mischef night in Detroit. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sister cities

Detroit has several sister cities, including Chongqing (People's Republic of China), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kitwe (Zambia), Minsk (Belarus), Nassau, Bahamas, Toyota (Japan), and Turin (Italy). Jump to: navigation, search This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the unrelated concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Jump to: navigation, search Chongqing (Simplified Chinese: 重庆; Traditional Chinese: 重慶; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Chungking) is the largest and most populous of the Peoples Republic of Chinas four provincial-level municipalities, and the only one in the less densely populated western half of... Jump to: navigation, search Dubai or Dubayy (in Arabic: دبيّ, IPA , generally in English) refers to either one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Peninsula, or that emirates main city, sometimes called Dubai City to distinguish it from the emirate. ... City in Northern Zambia in the Copperbelt province. ... Victory Square, the central place of Minsk Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск (official spelling in Belarus), Менск; Russian: ) is the capital and a major city of Belarus with a population of 1. ... For other uses, see Nassau (disambiguation). ... Toyota (豊田市; -shi), or Toyota City, is a city located in the Mikawa region of Aichi, Japan, ESE of Nagoya. ... Jump to: navigation, search Turin (Italian Torino) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ...


Economy

A United States Coast Guard Cutter passes the Renaissance Center, headquarters of General Motors.
A United States Coast Guard Cutter passes the Renaissance Center, headquarters of General Motors.

Detroit and the surrounding region constitute a manufacturing powerhouse, most notably as home to the American automobile industry and the Big Three auto companies. General Motors is based in Detroit, Ford Motor Company in nearby Dearborn, and one of the two world headquarters for DaimlerChrysler in Auburn Hills (the other is in Stuttgart, Germany). Dotting the Detroit landscape are countless offices and plants in the automotive support business: parts, supplies, electronics, and design. It is not uncommon in Detroit to hear radio ads or to spy billboards in which multimillion-dollar auto corporations make insider sales pitches to one another. Nevertheless, there is a flip side to the automotive dominance: because of its almost singular dependence on the auto industry, Detroit is more acutely vulnerable to economic cycles than most large cities. According to one saying, "When the auto industry hiccups, Detroit coughs, and when the auto industry catches a cold, Detroit gets pneumonia." Download high resolution version (2100x1510, 499 KB) From http://cgvi. ... Download high resolution version (2100x1510, 499 KB) From http://cgvi. ... A United States Coast Guard Cutter passes the Renaissance Center. ... Jump to: navigation, search A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... The big three is a term used to refer to three large powers or companies. ... Jump to: navigation, search General Motors Corporation NYSE: GM, also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daewoo, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Vauxhall. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Ford Motor Company (often referred to simply as Ford; sometimes nicknamed FoMoCo, NYSE: F is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ... Dearborn is a city of nearly 98,000 people located in the Metro Detroit metropolitan area and Wayne County, Michigan in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search DaimlerChrysler AG (FWB: DCX, NYSE: DCX) has its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer and financial services provider (through DaimlerChrysler Financial Services). ... Auburn Hills is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stuttgart, a city located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of approximately 590,000 as of September 2005 in the city and around 3 million in the metropolitan area. ...


Including the Big Three, there are seventeen Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Metro Detroit, including Kmart Corporation, Borders Books and Music, Comerica, Federal-Mogul, Kelly Services, and Lear Corporation. Metro Detroit is also home to the national pizza chains Domino's Pizza and Little Caesars. Other major industries include advertising, medical services, chemicals, computer software, and casino gambling. The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... The Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KMRT), based in Troy, Michigan, near Detroit, functions as a global retailer, based primarily in the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search Borders Group NYSE: BGP is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Corporations with naming rights of stadiums | Corporation stubs | Fortune 500 companies | Financial services companies of the United States | Companies based in Michigan ... Federal-Mogul Corporation is a major automotive parts supplier in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dominos Pizza NYSE: DPZ is an international pizza delivery franchise and fast-food restaurant chain headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. ... Little Caesars is a fast-food restaurant owned by Detroit-based Ilitch Holdings, that specializes in pizza. ...


Education

Primary and secondary education

The city is served by the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) district. The student population was 147,800 during the 2003-2004 school year, and the district employed 19,620 people. The district consists of 232 schools: 147 elementary, 31 middle, 28 high schools, ten adult education and four vocational education. In addition to the ten newly built schools (eight elementary, two middle), five area high schools have either been remodeled or have new buildings. Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


DPS has not escaped many of the problems that other city sectors have encountered. In the early 1970s, the NAACP brought DPS to court seeking remedies for past de jure racial segregation. In a series of decisions beginning in September 1971, federal judge Stephen Roth ordered busing to desegregate the system, speeding up the white flight that had been on-going within the city. As of 2004, Detroit schools were 91% African-American.[12] Jump to: navigation, search The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Jump to: navigation, search The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Forced busing is a term used by critics of a remedy prescribed by Massachusetts state Supreme Court Judge Arthur Garrity for perceived racial inequities in Boston public schools in a 1973 ruling. ... Jump to: navigation, search White flight is a colloquial term for the demographic trend of upper and middle class white people moving away from (predominantly non-white) inner cities, finding new homes in nearby suburbs or even moving to new locales entirely, e. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The school district continued a steady decline and, in the mid to late 1990s, was rocked by allegations of mismanagement by the School Board. In 1999, the Michigan legislature removed the locally elected board and replaced it with a board appointed by the mayor and governor, with the board selecting a CEO to run the schools. In 2005, after reports that the appointed board was no improvement, the elected board was reinstated following a city referendum. Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Higher education

Once the home of the University of Michigan, which was founded in Detroit in 1817 then later moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. Detroit has several universities and colleges within its borders, including: College for Creative Studies, Lewis College of Business, Marygrove College, Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne County Community College, and the Detroit College of Law, now affiliated with Michigan State University. Jump to: navigation, search University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U-M) is a public coeducational university in Michigan, United States. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: A-squared, Tree Town Location Location of Ann Arbor within Washtenaw County, Michigan. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a leading arts education institution in the United States. ... Marygrove College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. ... Wayne State University Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, is adjacent to the citys Cultural Center. ... University of Detroit Mercy (4001 W. McNichols Rd. ... The Detroit College of Law, established in 1891, was the first law school in the Detroit, Michigan area and the second in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michigan State University Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ...


Culture

Music and performing arts

Within the entertainment industry, Detroit is widely regarded as one the country's strongest markets—perhaps the strongest in per capita terms—particularly in live music and theater. In 2004, as in most previous years, DTE Energy Music Theater in nearby Clarkston was the number one summer concert venue in the United States in both attendance and box office gross, according to Pollstar and Billboard magazines. Sister arena The Palace of Auburn Hills typically ranks in the top three, often ahead of such high-profile venues as New York's Madison Square Garden. Music has been the dominant feature of Detroit's nightlife since the late 1940s, and both city and suburbs teem with live music venues. Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clarkston, which also goes by the somewhat confusing official name City of the Village of Clarkston, is a city located within Independence Charter Township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Pollstar is the worlds largest resource for international concert tour information. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills is a sports venue in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan that is home of the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association and the Detroit Shock of the WNBA. Previously, the franchise had played its home games in the Pontiac Silverdome, a venue... Jump to: navigation, search Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1940s were seen as a transition period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s, which also leads the period to be divided in two halves: The first half of the decade was dominated by World War II, the widest and most...


One of the highlights of Detroit's musical history was the success of Motown Records during the 1960s and early 1970s. The label, founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy, Jr., and housed at the "Hitsville U.S.A." building on West Grand Blvd. until 1972, was home to some of the most popular recording acts in the world, including Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. The city is also regarded as the quintessential Rock 'n Roll town, due to its receptive and enthusiastic rock music audiences. Notable 1970s and 1980s rock music performers hailing from the Detroit area include The Stooges, MC5, The Romantics, The Sillies, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, King Lizzard, Brownsville Station, Grand Funk Railroad, Bob Seger, and ? & the Mysterians. Motown, also known as Tamla-Motown outside the U.S., is a record label founded on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Hitsville U.S.A, as seen in The Temptations (1998). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Marvin Gaye on the cover of his classic 1971 album Whats Going On Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Classic 5 lineup of The Temptations, circa 1965. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stevie Wonder is a legend in rock and pop music history. ... Jump to: navigation, search Diana Ross on the cover of her collection Diana Ross: The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross [1] on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American soul, R&B and pop singer and actress. ... Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... Jump to: navigation, search William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... The most familiar incarnation of The Miracles. ... The Four Tops circa 1966. ... Martha Rose Reeves (born July 18, 1941), was the lead singer of the American Motown Records group Martha & the Vandellas. ... ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Not to be confused with The Three Stooges. ... Jump to: navigation, search The MC5 was a rock music band that came out of Detroit, USA in 1966, and was an important precursor of and influence on punk rock (see protopunk). ... The cover photo of the Romantics self-titled 1980 debut album, featuring the band in its notorious red leather suits. ... The Sillies were formed early 1977 by auto assembly line worker Ben Waugh. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cooper in his official eye makeup Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer and musician. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ted Nugent Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) aka the Nuge and the Motor City Madman is a guitarist from Detroit, Michigan, originally gaining fame as a member of the Amboy Dukes. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Brownsville Station is a Metrorail station in Miami, Florida. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Robert Clark Bob Seger (born May 6, 1945) was an important figure in American rock and roll and pop music in the 1970s and 1980s, whose music continues to be influential today. ... ? & the Mysterians were an American garage rock band from the mid 1960s, best known for their #1 hit 96 Tears. The leader of the group was Question Mark (real name Rudy Martinez), who later legally changed his name to ?. ?s eccentric behavior helped establish the group in the national consciousness...


In recent years, Detroit has assumed a kind of gritty, hip cachet around the world, thanks largely to such modern ambassadors as Aaliyah, Esham, the White Stripes, Insane Clown Posse, Eminem, The Von Bondies, Royce Da 5'9", Slum Village, the Electric Six, and Kid Rock. Detroit is also considered the birthplace of techno music—techno pioneers Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson established their names in Detroit, and techno progenitors Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) built their reputations there as well. The city hosts a large electronic music festival in Hart Plaza each Spring. Jump to: navigation, search Aaliyah on the cover of her most successful album, One in a Million. ... Jump to: navigation, search Smith smiling in his automobile. ... The White Stripes are a minimalist rock and roll duo from Detroit, formed in 1997. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Insane Clown Posse (ICP) are a two-piece horrorcore rap group from suburban Detroit, consisting of Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler). ... Jump to: navigation, search Eminem Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA), is one of todays most controversial and popular rappers. ... The Von Bondies live in 2004 The Von Bondies are a garage rock/blues band from Detroit, Michigan. ... Ryan Montgomery also known as Royce Da 59 (born July 5, 1977) is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kid Rock Kid Rock (real name Robert James Ritchie, born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan) is a performer who combines many genres of music together ranging from hard rock to rap and even country. ... Techno is a form of electronic music that emerged in the mid-1980s and primarily refers to a particular style developed in and around Detroit and subsequently adopted by European producers. ... Juan Atkins (born December 9, 1962) is an American musician. ... One of techno musics key founders, Derrick May was born in Detroit in 1963 and began early in his life to explore electronic music. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kevin Saunderson was born in Brooklyn New York on May 9, 1964. ... Carl Craig is a Detroit-based producer of techno music, and is considered to be one of the most important names, in the Detroit second generation of techno producers and DJs. ... Jump to: navigation, search Richie Hawtin (born June 4, 1970) is a Canadian electronic musician and internationally-touring DJ who was an influential part of Detroit technos second wave of artists in the early 1990s. ... Richie Hawtin (born June 4, 1970) is a Canadian associated with Detroit technos second wave of artists who helped to change the face of electronic music along with peers Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin, Stacey Pullen, John Acquaviva, Daniel Bell and others. ... Jump to: navigation, search Philip A. Hart Plaza is an open, mostly hard-surfaced park in downtown Detroit, Michigan, along the Detroit River. ...


Detroit is also home to several rappers such as Rock Bottom, and Trick-Trick, D12, Tone-Tone, MC Breed, the late Blade Icewood, Malik (a.k.a. Eddie Kane), G-Rock, Cash Out, Big Herk, The Dayton Family, and Street Lordz are among the musical acts who have kept the diverse musical pipeline flowing. Detroits D12 short for Dirty Dozen have had top albums reach the top of the US and UK album charts - Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... MC Breed (Born Eric Breed) is a rapper from Flint, Michigan, USA. After his early success with the 1991 single Aint No Future In Yo Frontin, featuring a sample from Funky Worm by the Ohio Players, he connected with rappers from both the south and the west coast. ... Jump to: navigation, search Blade Icewood In The Whip Blade Icewood (real name Darnell Lyndsey, 1977-2005), was a Detroit-based rap artist slain in gang-related violence on April 19, 2005. ... Jump to: navigation, search Street Lordz (a. ...


The city is home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Opera House. Major theaters include the Fox Theatre, Masonic Temple Theatre, Fisher Theatre, State Theatre, Music Hall, and the Detroit Repertory Theatre. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was founded in 1914. ... The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan is a historic Roaring Twenties theater. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Fisher Building Built in 1928, the Fisher Building has been nicknamed Detroits largest art object. Sitting on the corner of West Grand Boulevard and Second Street in Detroit, Michigan, the Art Deco skyscraper lies in the heart of the New Center area of Detroit. ...

See also: Music of Detroit

Jump to: navigation, search Detroit is renowned for its musical heritage, a long and rich history that includes Motown Records, which produced such hometown stars as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and the Four Tops. ...

Events

Detroit has two major events that are assocaited with the automobile industry: the North American International Auto Show (January) and the Woodward Dream Cruise (August). A number of annual music events occur in the city, which are the Downtown Hoedown country music festival (May), DEMF/Movement/Fuse-In electronic music festival (May), Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival (September), and the Concert of Colors, a diverse summer music festival. NAIAS 2005, near the Audi exhibit. ... Woodward Dream Cruise crowd in 2004, the 10th anniversary Vintage hotrods abound at this event The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car festival held annually on the third Saturday of August. ... Jump to: navigation, search Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) was a successful electronic dance music showcase held in Detroit each Memorial Day weekend from 2000 to 2002. ... The Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival is a jazz music festival held each year in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Until 2000, it was known as the Detroit-Montreaux Jazz Festival. ... Sponsored by an Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services or ACCESS. Every year it has a very diverse offering of music including Afro Pop, celtic, soul, indie rock, blue grass, you name it. ...


Other Detroit events include: the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival (June–July), Comerica Tastefest (July), Detroit Thunder Fest hydroplane race (July), Detroit Fashion Week (August), Art on the Move, and the America's Thanksgiving Parade. After poor management and inclement weather caused great losses in 2003, this festival no longer exists in its usual form on the Windsor side of the border. ... The Comerica Tastefest is an annual five-day street festival that occurs around Independence Day weekend in the New Center district of Detroit. ... Detroit Fashion Week is a week long event that exhibits Michigan clothing designers and showcases modeling talent in the Detroit, Michigan region. ... Art on the Move is an annual summer arts program held in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Due to the large Polish population, the day before Ash Wednesday, or the festival of Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday is more frequently known locally as Pączki Day (though traditionally celebrated by Poles two days later on Fat Thursday). Many Metro Detroiters join in the festivity by indulging in jelly-filled donuts called pączkis. In the Western Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called Shrove Tuesday. It is the final day of Carnival (pronounced CAR-nuh-vul in English; car-nee-VAHL in most Romance languages – and in New Orleans, Louisiana, because of its... In the Christian calendar, Shrove Tuesday is the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which in turn marks the beginning of Lent. ... The Fat Thursday (Polish tłusty czwartek) is a traditional Polish feast marking the last Thursday before Lent. ... PÄ…czki (pronounced: )] listen are traditional Polish doughnuts. ...


Media

The major daily newspapers serving Detroit are the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News. Another Detroit publication is The Metro Times. Detroit is also home to the Michigan Chronicle, the state's largest African-American owned newspaper, and the Michigan Citizen, another publication that targets African-American readers. Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ... Along with The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News (owned by Gannett) is one of the two major Metro Detroit newspapers. ...


The Detroit television market is the tenth largest in the United States. Most television stations broadcasting from Detroit have their studios in Southfield, which is also the site of transmission facilities of almost all Detroit-based stations. Stations broadcasting from Detroit include WJBK (Fox), WDIV-TV (NBC), WXYZ (ABC), and WWJ-TV (CBS). Other Detroit-based television stations include WDWB (The WB) and WKBD-TV (UPN). WTVS is the city's PBS member station. Detroiters also receive the broadcast signal from CBET channel 9, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation affiliate based in Windsor. Depending on the location, viewers can also receive the CTV network and French language channel CBEFT, which brodcasts from Sarnia, Ontario. A television station is a type of broadcast station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... Southfield is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... WJBK (FOX 2) is the Fox affiliate in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search WDIV-TV , Local 4, is the NBC television station based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WXYZ is the ABC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WWJ-TV (CBS Detroit) is the CBS owned & operated television station in Detroit, Michigan. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... WDWB-TV, WB20, is Detroit, Michigans WB affiliate, owned and operated by Granite Broadcasting. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... WKBD-TV (UPN Detroit) is the Detroit, Michigans UPN affiliate broadcasting on analog channel 50. ... Jump to: navigation, search UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... Detroit Public Televsion (or WTVS) is the PBS member station in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... CBET is the television call sign for the CBCs television station in Windsor, Ontario. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television broadcaster. ... CTV is a TLA that may stand for: CTV Television Network - a Canadian English language television network Channel Television - the main television broadcaster in the Channel Islands Chukyo TV. Broadcasting - a Japanese TV station in Nagoya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Jump to: navigation, search CBEFT is the Societé Radio-Canada transmitter serving franco-ontarians in Windsor. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (population 70,876 in 2001). ...


Detroit is also served by a variety of radio stations. The primary AM stations are WJR 760 (news-talk), WWJ 950 (news), CKLW (Canadian general talk) and WDFN 1130 (sports). Several FM stations include WNIC 100.3 (mix-genre), WRIF 101.1 (rock station), and WOMC 104.3 (oldies). WDET 101.9 and WUOM 91.7 (from Ann Arbor) are the area's NPR stations. Windsor radio stations CIMX 88.7 and CBC 89.9 can also be heard in the Detroit area. A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ... Jump to: navigation, search Amplitude modulation (AM) is a form of modulation in which the amplitude of a carrier wave is varied in direct proportion to that of a modulating signal. ... WJR is a radio station in Detroit, Michigan, United States. ... WWJ (Newsradio 950) is Detroit, Michigans only 24-hour all-news radio station. ... CKLW is a 50,000 watt AM radio station broadcasting at 800 kHz located in Windsor, Ontario. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... 100. ... WRIF (101. ... WDET is the National Public Radio-affiliated radio station of Wayne State University in Detroit, at 101. ... Jump to: navigation, search WUOM is the NPR station at 91. ... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: A-squared, Tree Town Location Location of Ann Arbor within Washtenaw County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search NPR logo NPR redirects here. ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada location. ... CIMX is the call sign of a radio station based in Windsor, Ontario. ... CBE-FM is the callsign of the CBC Radio Two station in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ...


Sites of interest

A view looking south down Brush Street at the Renaissance Center (rear left) and the Wayne County Building (right). The giant decal on the Renaissance Center was installed for the 2005 MLB All-Star Game. It is 4,512 feet from the home plate in Comerica Park to the main tower of the Renaissance Center.
A view looking south down Brush Street at the Renaissance Center (rear left) and the Wayne County Building (right). The giant decal on the Renaissance Center was installed for the 2005 MLB All-Star Game. It is 4,512 feet from the home plate in Comerica Park to the main tower of the Renaissance Center.

The Detroit Institute of Arts houses what is considered to be one of the most prominent American collections outside New York City, and features showcase pieces by Diego Rivera, Picasso and Van Gogh along with such hometown artists as Charles McGee. The Detroit Institute of Arts is located in an area near Wayne State Univesity known as the Cultural Center, which is also the site of the Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Science Center, and the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. Other cultural centers include the Motown Historical Museum, Tuskegee Airmen Museum, Historic Fort Wayne (Detroit), Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Belle Isle Conservatory. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2308 KB)A view looking south down Brush Street at the Renaissance Center (rear left) and the Wayne County Building (right) in Detroit, Michigan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2308 KB)A view looking south down Brush Street at the Renaissance Center (rear left) and the Wayne County Building (right) in Detroit, Michigan. ... A United States Coast Guard Cutter passes the Renaissance Center. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The front entrance of the DIA on Woodward Avenue. ... Jump to: navigation, search Diego Rivera Diego Rivera (born December 8, 1886 in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico – died November 24, 1957), full name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, of Jewish Converso heritage and Catholic upbringing but a... A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... Self-portrait (1886) Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history. ... Hitsville U.S.A, as seen in The Temptations (1998). ... Jump to: navigation, search Tuskegee Airmen The Tuskegee Airmen was the popular name of a group of African American pilots who flew with distinction for the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. // Beginnings Prior to the Tuskegee Airmen all combat pilots had been white. ... Fort Wayne was the third fort built in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Major parks include Belle Isle, Palmer Park, River Rouge Park, Chene Park and Campus Martius Park. Hart Plaza, located between the Renaissance Center and Cobo Hall on the riverfront, is the site of many events, notably various music festivals. Other city recreational facilities include municipal golf courses (William Rogell, Rouge, Belle Isle, Palmer Park), Northwest Activities Center, Detroit Zoo, and the Belle Isle Aquarium. As of April 2005 the Aquarium and Zoo at Belle Isle are closed, though there is a movement to reopen them. Belle Isle refers to two different islands in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Campus Martius Park is a park in Detroit. ... The Horace Rackham Memorial Fountain, Corrado Parducci, sculptor The Detroit Zoo is located in suburban Royal Oak, Michigan, USA. The Detroit Zoological Institute is an agency of the City of Detroit despite not being physically located there. ... In 2005, the 101-year-old building was the oldest operating aquarium in the United States The Belle Isle Aquarium, located on Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan, was the oldest continually-operating aquarium in North America. ...


The most important civic sculpture in Detroit is the "Spirit of Detroit", which when it was installed in 1958 was the largest cast sculpture made since the Renaissance. The 16-foot (4.8 m) tall bronze kneeling man holds a gold orb in one hand and a golden family in the other. The image is often used as a symbol of Detroit and the statue itself is occasionally dressed in sports uniforms to celebrate when a Detroit team is doing well. A memorial to Joe Louis at the intersection of Jefferson and Woodward Avenues was dedicated on October 16, 1986. The sculpture, commissioned by Sports Illustrated and executed by Robert Graham, is a 24-foot (7.3 m) long arm with a fisted hand suspended by a 24-foot (7.3 m) high pyramidal framework. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Joseph Louis Barrow (1914-1981), better known in the boxing world as Joe Louis and nicknamed The Brown Bomber, was a native of Lexington, Alabama who became World Heavyweight Champion. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 1999cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... Robert Graham (born August 19, 1938 in Mexico City) is a scuptor in California, USA. His monumental bronzes commemorate great figures, and are featured in public places across America. ...


Sports

Detroit is home to professional teams representing the four major sports in North America. All but one play within the city of Detroit (basketball's Detroit Pistons play in suburban Auburn Hills). There are three active major sports venues in the city: Comerica Park for baseball, Ford Field for football, and Joe Louis Arena for ice hockey. Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... Auburn Hills is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Picture of Fenway Park. ... Ford Field is an indoor American football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Joe Louis Arena, a. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

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Like many industrial cities, Detroit is known for its avid fans, particularly in such blue-collar sports as football (Detroit Lions) and hockey (Detroit Red Wings). Detroit is perhaps the most fervent hockey hotbed in the United States. A Red Wings marketing campaign in the late 1990s launched the nickname Hockeytown, a city moniker subsequently embraced by local fans and national media. Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Detroit Tigers logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Steve Mariucci League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division... Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Jump to: navigation, search The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... Ford Field is an indoor American football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Image File history File links Detroit Lions logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... Jump to: navigation, search NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills logo. ... Image File history File links New Detroit Pistons Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Jump to: navigation, search The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Joe Louis Arena, a. ... Image File history File links Detroit Red Wings logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The WNBA logo, “Logo Woman”, was selected out of 50 different designs. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills logo. ... Image File history File links Detroit Shock logo, claiming fair use Source: http://www. ... The Detroit Demolition are a womens professional American football team in the National Womens Football Association. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... The National Womens Football Association (NWFA) is an American football league for women. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Steve Mariucci League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Hockeytown is a nickname for two cities, Detroit in the United States, and Toronto in Canada. ...


In college sports, the University of Detroit Mercy has a NCAA Division I program, and Wayne State University has both NCAA Division I and II programs. The NCAA football Motor City Bowl is held here each December. University of Detroit Mercy (4001 W. McNichols Rd. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Wayne State University Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, is adjacent to the citys Cultural Center. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Motor City Bowl is a major post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. ...


Detroit is home to the Detroit International Marathon, which crosses the border into Canada via the Ambassador Bridge and returns to the United States through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. It is the world's only cross-national marathon. The city is also home to the APBA Gold Cup unlimited hydroplane boat race, which is held in Detroit each year since 1990. The race occurs on the Detroit River near Belle Isle. Ambassador Bridge from the Canadian side of the Detroit River. ... The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


Detroit was also the former home of a round of the Formula One World Championship, holding a race on the streets of downtown Detroit from 1982 until 1987, after which the sanction moved from Formula One to Indycars. CART continued downtown until 1992, when the race was moved to another temporary course on Belle Isle where the race remained through 2001. The inaugural Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. ... Belle Isle refers to two different islands in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Champcar has been the name for the class of cars used in the United States premier open wheel auto racing series for decades. ... A simple wooden cart in Australia A cart transporting watermelons in Harbin, China. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Belle Isle refers to two different islands in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Comerica Park hosted the 2005 MLB All Star Game in July 12, 2005, and Ford Field will host Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006. Detroit made bids for the 1952 Olympic Games, 1956 Olympic Games, 1960 Olympic Games 1964 Olympic Games, 1968 Olympic Games, and the 1972 Olympic Games. A world record was set on December 13, 2003, when the largest crowd in basketball history — 78,129 — packed Ford Field to watch the University of Kentucky defeat Michigan State University, 79–74. Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Ford Field is an indoor American football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Super Bowl XL will be the 40th Super Bowl, championship game of the National Football League, the major professional league of American football. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 1952 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1952: 1952 Summer Olympics 1952 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... (Redirected from 1956 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1956. ... (Redirected from 1960 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1960: 1960 Summer Olympics 1960 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... (Redirected from 1964 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1964: 1964 Summer Olympics 1964 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... (Redirected from 1968 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1968. ... (Redirected from 1972 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1972: 1972 Summer Olympics 1972 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michigan State University Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ...

Jump to: navigation, search In the United States, the four prominent major sports leagues are: Major League Baseball (MLB) National Football League (NFL) National Basketball Association (NBA) National Hockey League (NHL) There are currently 13 metropolitan areas that have at least one team in each major sports league. ...

Other

Besides its well-known nicknames, Detroit is also known as Day-twah (the French pronounciation), The Dirty-D, The Dirty-Dirty (now used as a nickname for "Dirty South"), D-Town , The 313, or The D to some locals.


Detroit is said to be home to the Nain Rouge, the red dwarf who is said to attack people and bring bad luck to the city.[13] The Nain Rouge, French for red dwarf or red gnome, is a mythical creature that haunts Detroit, Michigan. ...


Founded in 1907 by two Russian immigrant brothers in Detroit, Faygo soda (universally referred to as "pop" in the Detroit area) remains a Detroit tradition, and is sold internationally. Detroit was also the birthplace of Vernors ginger ale, the oldest surviving soft drink in the United States. Detroit is also considered the birthplace of the Coney Island hot dog, a chili dog with onions and mustard. 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Faygo or Faygo Pop is a soft drink manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. ... Detroits Vernors ginger ale is Americas oldest soft drink, invented in 1866 by James Vernor, a Detroit pharmacist. ... A Coney Island hot dog is a hot dog made from pork with casing, topped with an all meat, high fat chili (no beans!), diced yellow onion and yellow mustard. ... A hot dog covered in Chili THe act of defecation on a womans chest, followed by vigorous titty sex. ...


Infrastructure

Medicine

Detroit is home to three major medical systems: the Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System, and the St. John's Health System. Detroit Receiving Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and St. John's Hospital are all Level I trauma centers. Detroit is considered to have some of the busiest emergency rooms in the United States. Jump to: navigation, search Henry Ford Hospital is a hospital located in Detroit, Michigan and was founded in 1918 by Henry Ford as a philanthropic project. ... Level I trauma center provides the highest level of Surgical care to trauma patients. ...


The Detroit Medical Center consists of Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Harper University Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. It is staffed by physicians from Wayne State University School of Medicine which is the largest medical school in the United States. Henry Ford Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan and Harper University Hospital are consistently ranked by US News and World Report as some of the best hospitals in the United States. Wayne State University Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, is adjacent to the citys Cultural Center. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


Transportation

Because of its gateway between the United States and Canada and its major industrial status — along with its major highways, rail connections and international airport — Detroit has been an important transportation hub.


Detroit is the crossroads for six major Interstate Highways, including I-94 (Edsel Ford Freeway), I-96 (Edward Jeffries Freeway), I-696 (Walter Reuther Freeway), I-275, and I-375 (Walter Chrysler Freeway). The city also has two international border crossings: the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, both linking Detroit to Windsor, Ontario on the Canadian side by crossing the Detroit River onto Ontario Highway 401. Jump to: navigation, search A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Interstate 94 is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Edsel Bryant Ford (November 6, 1893 – May 26, 1943), son of Henry Ford, was born in Detroit. ... Interstate 96 is an intrastate Interstate highway entirely within the state of Michigan. ... Interstate 696, also named the Walter P. Reuther Freeway, and often referred to as Michigans Autobahn by locals, is an interstate highway entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Walter Philip Reuther (b. ... Interstate 275 is the designation of four separate tertiary Interstate highways in the United States associated with Interstate 75. ... Interstate 375 is the designation of several Interstate Highways in the United States, all of which are related to Interstate 75: Interstate 375 (Florida), a spur in St. ... Cover of Time Magazine (April 20, 1925) Walter Percy Chrysler (April 2, 1875 – August 18, 1940) was an American automobile pioneer. ... Ambassador Bridge from the Canadian side of the Detroit River. ... The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. ... Jump to: navigation, search {{Hide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: {{Unhide = {{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada location. ... Detroit River seen from Grosse Ile Township, Michigan The Detroit River is about 51 km (32 miles) long and 1 to 4 km (0. ... This article is about the Ontario 400-series highway. ...


Coleman A. Young International Airport, known as Detroit City Airport, is on Detroit's northeast side. As of 2005, the airport has no commercial passenger service. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), the area's principal airport, is located in nearby Romulus and is a hub for Northwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines. Willow Run Airport, west of DTW in western Wayne and eastern Washtenaw counties near Ypsilanti, is a general aviation and cargo airport. It served as the primary manufacturing center for the B-24 Liberator during World War II; this and other area industries led to Detroit's WWII nickname as the Arsenal of Democracy.[14] Coleman A. Young International Airport (IATA: DET, ICAO: KDET) (formerly known as Detroit City Airport) is a municipal airport in Detroit, Michigan. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW), also called Detroit Metro Airport or simply Metro Airport is an airport in Romulus, Michigan, near Detroit, Michigan, and is a major hub for Northwest Airlines. ... Romulus is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, with three major hubs in the United States: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Memphis International Airport. ... Spirit Airlines (IATA: NK, ICAO: NKS, and Callsign: Sprit Wings) is a US low-cost airline operating scheduled and charter service with headquarters in Miramar, Florida. ... Willow Run Airport (IATA: YIP, ICAO: KYIP) is an airport near Ypsilanti, Michigan that serves freight, corporate, and general aviation clients. ... Ypsilanti is a city located in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal Canadian Air Force B-24 Liberator The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft, and was used by most of the Allied air forces in World War II. Designed as a heavy bomber, it served with distinction... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ...


Mass transit within the city functions within two separate sphere's of influence. Transit services within the city are provided by the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), which provides bus service that terminates at the suburbs' edges. Service in the suburbs is provided by Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). Although SMART buses picks up passengers within Detroit, it cannot drop them off due to the exclusive jurisdiction the DDOT has over these routes. Combining the systems has been problematic and tainted by the racial politics that has affected all aspects of city-suburban relationships. In recent years, the Southeast Michigan Transportation Authority has been established with the goal of expanding and integrating the transit systems located in the Detroit Metro area. The Michigan Court of Appeals in 2005 determined that the authority lacks the ability to act under Michigan law; plans to integrate the systems are on hold. Detroit also has a light rail system known as the People Mover, providing a 2.9 mile (4.6 km) loop in the downtown area. Although criticized for its high costs and frequent breakdowns, the People Mover operates daily. In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... The Detroit People Mover is a 2. ...


The city is also served by Amtrak with routes connecting to Chicago, Ann Arbor, and other Michigan destinations. The current rail facility, north of downtown, replaced the still standing but neglected Michigan Central Station west of downtown. Further away from downtown and abandoned at a time when crime was rising in the neighborhood, Amtrak vacated the building in 1984. Designed by the same architects who designed Grand Central Terminal in New York City and opened in 1913, the station's fate remains unknown. Jump to: navigation, search Amtrak is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles, and the largest inland city in the country. ... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: A-squared, Tree Town Location Location of Ann Arbor within Washtenaw County, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page is about the year 1984. ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office and New York City Subway station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is a train station... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Notable persons of Detroit

A sizable number of actors and actresses were born and/or raised in Detroit as well, among these are Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Sherilyn Fenn and Tim Allen (whose TV series Home Improvement was set in Detroit). Jump to: navigation, search Selleck at a formal affair, sans his trademark moustache. ... Jump to: navigation, search Charlton Heston on the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter on October 4, 1923, although the year is usually given as 1924), is an American film actor noted for heroic roles, and his long involvement in political issues. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sherilyn Fenn Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn February 1, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress. ... Tim Allen (born June 13, 1953) is an American comedian and actor. ... Home Improvement was an American television sitcom series that starred Tim Allen as Tim Taylor. ...


The auto industry has spawned its own cast of significant names, particularly such pioneers as Henry Ford, William C. Durant and the Dodge Brothers. Jump to: navigation, search Time Magazine, January 14, 1935 Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company. ... William Crapo Durant (December 8, 1861-March 18, 1947) was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, creating the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars. ... Alternate use: Dodge (disambiguation) Categories: Automobile stubs | Corporation stubs | Automobiles | Car companies of the United States | Chrysler | Corporations sponsoring NASCAR drivers ...


Detroit has been home to luminaries from virtually every major sport, including professional boxing (Joe Louis, for whom the Joe Louis Arena is named), baseball (Ty Cobb and Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers), hockey (Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings), basketball (Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars of the Detroit Pistons) and football (Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions). Jump to: navigation, search Joseph Louis Barrow (1914-1981), better known in the boxing world as Joe Louis and nicknamed The Brown Bomber, was a native of Lexington, Alabama who became World Heavyweight Champion. ... Joe Louis Arena, a. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player generally considered to be the greatest player of the dead ball era (1900 – 1920), although some contemporary observers would have chosen Honus Wagner or Tris Speaker. ... Albert William Kaline (December 19, 1934) was a Major League Baseball player from 1953 to 1974, spending his entire career with the Detroit Tigers. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Howe holds the Hart Trophy Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian hockey player who is often referred to as Mr. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stephen Gregory Yzerman (born May 9, 1965 in Cranbrook, British Columbia), is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red... Isiah Lord Thomas III (born April 30, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player and coach, and is currently the president of basketball operations for the NBAs New York Knicks. ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations (as of 2005) and a former NBA basketball player. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... Jump to: navigation, search Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) was a running back in the National Football League who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Steve Mariucci League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division...


A number of people have also made Detroit, and the Metro Detroit area, their home. Rosa Parks, the icon of the civil rights movement, called Detroit her home from 1957 until her death in 2005. The author and movie writer Elmore Leonard lived in Detroit and still calls the Metro Detroit area home. Jump to: navigation, search Rosa Lee Louise Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American seamstress and civil rights activist whom the United States Congress called the Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement. ... Civil Rights Movement in the United States, political, legal, and social struggle to gain full citizenship rights for African American and to achieve racial equality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Elmore John Leonard Jr. ...

Jump to: navigation, search List of notable persons who were born, lived or worked in Detroit, Michigan Aaliyah - singer Mitch Albom Nelson Algren Byron Allen Harriette Arnow Juan Atkins Anita Baker Hank Ballard Steve Ballmer Elizabeth Berkley Jerome Bettis Eric Bischoff Earl Blaik James Blanchard George Bogle Sonny Bono Christie...

See also

The city of Detroit, USA has had a large and thriving black community since the 1920s, when many African Americans moved to northern cities to find work in the then-booming industrial sector. ... Detroit, Michigan, and its suburbs, is the setting for a number of novels and short story collections, including: Harriette Arnow, The Dollmaker 1954 Jim Ray Daniels, Detroit Tales 2003 Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides 1993 and Middlesex 2002 Arthur Hailey, Wheels 1971 Gary Hardwick, The Executioners Game 2005 William... Detroit, Michigan, USA is a setting and/or filming location for several Hollywood feature films including: Four Brothers, John Singleton. ... Used with permission from : Detroit Underground Depot Street dancing is a common link found amongst most American cities and Detroit is no exception. ... Eastpointe is a city located in Macomb County, Michigan. ...

Further reading

  • Burton, Cadillac's Village: A History of the Settlement, 1701-1710, (Detroit, 1896).
  • Burton, The Building of Detroit, (1912).
  • Farmer, "Detroit" in Historic Towns of the Western States, (New York, 1901).
  • Farmer, The History of Detroit and Michigan, (Detroit, 1889).
  • Parkman, The Conspiracy of Pontiac, (Boston, 1867).

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