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  History Detroit 1701-2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Detroit, Michigan is an amazing, misjudged city with a wonderfully rich history.
History Detroit is my attempt to share this history with anyone with a modem and an interest.
History Detroit is a HUGE undertaking - and will remain a work in progress for a long time.
www.historydetroit.com   (176 words)

 History of Detroit, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detroit was incorporated as a town by the legislature of the Northwest Territory at Chillicothe, Ohio, on January 18, 1802, effective February 1, 1802.
Because of the difficulty in traveling from Detroit to the capital of the territory in Vincennes over 400 miles (640 km) away, Michigan Territory was established effective June 30, 1805, as a separate territory with Detroit as the capital.
Detroit endured a painful decline in the early 1970's, and was often held up as a symbol of Rust Belt urban blight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Detroit,_Michigan   (2361 words)

 History, History, History Program > Detroit, Michigan > Marygrove College
As a history major, you will have a core of required courses but will also be able to select courses in an area of your particular interest.
The history requirements for elementary and secondary teaching certification are specifically created for those students who plan to teach history in high school.
The history of Detroit and its metropolitan area from 1701 to the present.
www.marygrove.edu /academics/history   (1519 words)

 Detroit, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detroit was founded in 1701 by French fur traders, it is a major port city, located south of Windsor, Ontario, on the Detroit River in the Midwest region of the United States.
The name Detroit sometimes refers to the Metro Detroit area, a sprawling region with a population of 4,488,335 for the Metropolitan Statistical Area and a population of 5,456,428 for the nine county Combined Statistical Area as of the 2005 Census Bureau estimates.
The Detroit suburbs in Oakland County and Macomb County are primarily white.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detroit,_Michigan   (7674 words)

 Special Collections - Burton Historical Collection
Burton was a Detroit historiographer and the founder of the C. Burton Abstract Co. Mr.
Realizing that Detroit’s history was inextricably connected to that of Michigan and the Old Northwest and those histories to that of Canada and New France, he assembled a collection that was one of the most important private historical collections in the county.
Its emphasis is on the history of Detroit and Michigan from the time of settlement in the 17th century to the present.
www.detroit.lib.mi.us /burton/burton_index.htm   (819 words)

 Rearview Mirror
River queen:When she was launched, the Put-in-Bay was the largest excursion boat built for cruising the Detroit River.
Milo Radulovich, 26, was a WWII veteran, finishing his education at the University of Michigan on the GI Bill.
History, humanity, horror and happiness have flowed along the region's watery lifeline for 300 years.
info.detnews.com /history/index.cfm   (478 words)

 Michigan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Michigan industry during World War II was known as the "Arsenal of Democracy," but some jokingly called it the "arsehole" of democracy as major social and cultural changes occurred within a short span of time.
Michigan, known for bordering four of the five Great Lakes and having 11,037 inland lakes, recognizes that the water is essential for its cultural, territorial and economic life.
Anita Baker was born in Toledo in 1958 and was raised in Detroit, Michigan.
michigander.0catch.com /michiganhistory.html   (20924 words)

 Michigan History's Detroit Articles
As Detroit and Detroiters celebrate the city's 300th birthday, look back on the rich history of one of the nation's oldest and greatest cities.
The Detroit Institute of Arts set the American precedent on returning art pillaged during World War II after the 1949 discovery that a painting by Claude Monet had come to its collections as the result of Nazi looting.
Late on the afternoon of 24 October 1998, the skyline of downtown Detroit changed dramatically as one of the city's best-known buildings crumpled into a pile of steel and brick.
www.michiganhistorymagazine.com /detroit   (1184 words)

 The History of the Detroit Observatory
He solicited funds from some citizens of Detroit and subsequently built an observatory just outside the city limits of Ann Arbor (it is now inside the city limits and is part of the University’s main campus).
Because of the generosity of the Detroit donors, it became known as the Detroit Observatory (even though it is not located in Detroit).
In recognition of the role the city of Detroit played, the name “Detroit Observatory” was used for this building in honor of the donors.
www.umich.edu /~lowbrows/reflections/1998/dsnyder.13.html   (3225 words)

 Detroit & Southeastern Michigan Rock 'n' Roll: 1966-1972
The Detroit area rock scene of the sixties didn't begin on urban street corners or around the soot-spewing car factories, although the city's fl and blue-collar elements gave it a breath of life.
So, while it's called Detroit, it really began in a thousand garages and basements in a hundred surrounding fringe communities where restless teenagers reacted to the British musical invasion pouring out of their AM radios on CKLW and WKNR by picking up instruments and substituting ear-torturing rehearsals for their despair and boredom.
Though the Detroit rock saga will always be punctuated by far more performers who narrowly avoided success than made it, fortunately much of this great work continues to find its way into the hands of to the bigger audience it deserved more than thirty years ago.
home.att.net /~s.m.geer   (4098 words)

 Michigan Central Depot: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
When the old Michigan Central Depot burned on December 26, 1913 the still unfinished structure off of Michigan Ave.
Designed by noted hotel architects Warren and Wetmore and engineers Reed and Stem, the MCS was an exceptionally beautiful building.
Currently there has been discussion of its renovation as the new Detroit Police headquarters.
www.forgottendetroit.com /mcs/history.html   (788 words)

 Detroit MC Depot
Detroit's Michigan Central station was completed in 1913, as part of a huge project to build a railway tunnel under the Detroit River, connecting Detroit and Windsor.
The earlier Detroit station was stub ended, requiring a time-consuming back-up move into the station.
Perhaps it could be preserved as it is; a towering hulk symbolizing the faded glory that was WAS Detroit and the Michigan Central.
user.mc.net /~louisvw/depot/det-mc/det-mc.htm   (1088 words)

 'Biggest Black History Museum.' - Museum of African American History opens in Detroit, Michigan - Brief Article Ebony - ...
Detroit's Museum of African American History calls itself the "world's largest Black history museum," and its $38.4 Million structure and world-class exhibits clearly establish this new cultural jewel among the nation's most magnificent tributes to African-Americans.
The new museum is located in Detroit's Cultural Center near the Science Center, Institute of Arts, Medical Center and Wayne State University.
While the DuSable Museum in Chicago is the nation's first major African-American and the Studio Museum of Harlem is among the most prestigious, the Museum of African American History in Detroit is the newest jewel among the nation's Black cultural institutions.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n4_v53/ai_20350191   (589 words)

 Michigan History Resources
Michigan County Histories -- "a collaborative effort of Michigan's Council of Library Directors.
History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan: A Chronological Cyclopedia of the Past and Present.
Detroit, Mich. : Detroit News ; Ann Arbor, Mich. : Historical Society of Michigan, 1991.
www.lib.msu.edu /unsworth/american/michigan   (3212 words)

 Welcome to Detroit Michigan History
The Michigan Local History Network is a central point of entry to independent web sites with historical and/or genealogical content.
We are a non-profit public benefit group who wishes to assure perpetuity of online free genealogical data for generations to come.
A flourishing city and port of entry, in the county of Wayne, and is the county seat, situated on the north-west bank of Detroit river, 18 miles above lake Erie, 7 miles below the outlet of lake St. Clair, 250 miles west from Buffalo, and 526 miles from Washington; latitude 42 deg.
www.geocities.com /michdetroit   (148 words)

 History of Detroit- June
Trivia and interesting facts about the history of Detroit, Michigan by month.
11 - 1805 Detroit was destroyed by a fire started in the barn of John Harvey, the village baker.
12 - 1973 U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of school bussing between Detroit and the suburbs.
www.classroomhelp.com /Detroit/June.html   (295 words)

 Detroit area rock 'n' roll bands/musicians 1966 - 1972
Although Detroit was only a stop-over during the Alice Cooper odyssey, anybody who remembers their startling local shows in the early seventies will attest Alice was another key reason there was no such thing as musical boredom in Detroit.
With their reputation growing as the hardest working stage show in Michigan, they gigged steadily around the Great Lakes for the next couple of years until they grabbed their moment in the national spotlight with the hit record "Smokin' in the Boys Room" in 1973.
Flaming Ember always proudly declared themselves a Detroit band, comprised of players living in Detroit (within its city limits, not out in the 'burbs or even some other county) and as their assimilation of Motor City soul styles proved, many folks (of all colors) remain convinced the Flaming Ember were anything but four white guys.
home.att.net /~s.m.geer/bands.htm   (12137 words)

 History of Detroit- May
6 - 1968 The Detroit Free Press won a Pulitzer rise for coverage of the 1967 riot.
14 - 1728 King Louis XIV gave permission to lease farms in the Detroit area.
28 - 1959 The Detroit News raised the price of their paper from 7 to 8 cents.
www.classroomhelp.com /Detroit/May.html   (297 words)

 Detroit area michigan history page DetroitPages.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The history of the Detroit area begins many years ago, this section will provide as much information as we can gather about the history of the detroit area, this work will take many years to complete and even then will not be fully complete.
More Than 400 million years ago, a huge sea covered the entire area from Michigan, Ontario and east to New York, since then the sea has dried up (evaporated) leaving a huge vein of salt under the entire detroit area.
The other was in Detroit around Springwells St., The mounds were burial sites and many skeletons and old indian artifacts have been found in the mounds, there are an estimated 500 to 600 mounds in Michigan alone.
www.detroitpages.com /history.htm   (181 words)

 About Michigan | State of Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
1837 Michigan was admitted as the twenty-sixth state in the Union.
The Michigan Historical Center web site has a wealth of information about the Michigan Historical Museum, the State Archives, Michigan History Magazine, and the State Historic Preservation Office.
The Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) is an online information system that provides residents of Michigan with no-charge access to a core set of electronic resources over the Internet.
www.state.mi.us /AboutMichigan.asp?ref=history   (242 words)

 Highlights of Early Michigan History 1800's
Some of the most interesting points of history can be the everyday struggles of the individuals who pioneered the "west" as Michigan was called in the early 1800's.
It is hard in this modern age to understand what these settlers went through on a daily bases just to survive let alone the prospect of raising a family and building a state.
Many interesting facts that may have been lost to history are included in these pages a story of one of the first family's to live in the Pontiac area.
www.earlymichiganhistory.com   (246 words)

 GRANHOLM - "Travel Michigan" Tourism Initiative
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We have only six days, but there’s enough to see and do for 52 weeks worth of fun – this is the first stop in the tour."
City of Detroit / Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau
www.michigan.gov /gov/0,1607,7-168-23442_22415_25335-70798--,00.html   (90 words)

Bid amounts are not available while the auction is underway.
You will be able to see the previous bidders, but not the amount they bid.
Please check back after the close of the auction for the complete history.
www.popula.com /items/bid_history.cfm?item_ID=224175   (82 words)

 Welcome to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Detroit/Pontiac
El Nino Arrives Early For The Winter of 2006-07 - Southeast Lower Michigan Winter Outlook
On December 27, 1904, there was a maximum temperature of 56 degrees between 3 and 4pm that fell steadily to a minimum of 18 by midnight.
The following menus will give you quick access to the Weather Now pages and also the latest forecasts for the counties in Southeast Michigan.
www.crh.noaa.gov /dtx   (116 words)

 The Detroit Page
An excellent page that allows you to take a photo tour of early Detroit.
The Detroit News' "Rearview Mirror" has some great stuff, including a
," from Richard A. Wright's West of Lazamie: A Brief History of the Auto Industry.
www.msu.edu /user/sherid16/history.html   (68 words)

 Michigan History online
To find Michigan history in your area, check out the
Kids can learn and enjoy Michigan's past with
If you don't see us on the shelf, make sure to ask the retailer!
www.michiganhistorymagazine.com   (51 words)

 MHAL - Kids' Stuff from the Michigan Historical Museum
MHAL - Kids' Stuff from the Michigan Historical Museum
• Design Your Own Wampum Belt from Michigan History for Kids
• Journal of a Trip to Michigan in 1841
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160-15481_19268_20778---,00.html   (102 words)

 Internet Public Library: The Museum of African American History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Go to the home page for this website.
Home » The Museum of African American History
The Internet Public Library has discontinued our offering of this content.
www.ipl.org /exhibit/maah   (130 words)

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