24 July 2009

Happy Birthday Detroit!

Yep, that's right, Detroit is 308 years old today, July 24th! If you check out Detroit on Wikipedia - you'll find the following:

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. Located north of Windsor, Detroit is the only US major city that looks south to Canada. It was founded on July 24, 1701 by the Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

Knicknames such the Motor City, Motown and Hockeytown show the versatality of the city and its people.

In 2008 Detroit ranked as the United States' eleventh most populous city, with 912,062 residents. At its peak in 1950 the city was the fourth largest in America, but has since seen a major shift in its population to the suburbs.

Despite all the bad publicity that often surrounds Detroit with its latest political scandals & crime stats, Detroit is still a vibrant city with hope & promise for the future.

Happy 308th Birthday Detroit!

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