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Detroit, was first founded by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701.  Cadillac led 100 soldiers to the place du detroit - "the place of the straight"  in FrenchThey established a log fort along the shore and called it Fort Ponchartrain.   In 1996, Detroit celebrated its 200th anniversary of  independence.   In 2001, Detroit will celebrate its 300th Birthday on July 24th.  During its 300 years, Detroit has been grown from a small French fur trading settlement to the 10th largest city in the United States. 
Picture of Detroit skyline at night.
The rise of the automobile industry propelled  Detroit into an industrial power and was responsible for  the cities enormous growth.  Henry Ford was the man who put America on wheels.  His Ford Motor Company built the famous Model T.  The first one rolled off the assembly line in 1908 at Ford's Highland Park plant.  The success of the Model T  played a major role in the growth of the automobile industry and propelled other carmakers like General Motors and Chrysler.  Thus, Detroit earned the nickname 'The Motor City'The history of the growth of the automobile history is admirably displayed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

In the early sixties, pop music joined cars as a major product of Detroit.  Berry Gordy Jr. began recording local African-American musicians and groups.  His Motown Records rose to the top with talented groups like the Supremes and  the Temptations along with artists like Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.  The Motown Historical Museum relives the history of Motown.

Today, Detroit is undergoing renewed growth.  The Theatre District is thriving thanks to places such as the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The Detroit Zoo has undergone extensive improvements and is a big draw for visitors.  The MGM Grand  Casino and the Motor City Casino have found homes.  And the Detroit Tigers have built a beautiful baseball stadium called Comerica Park. And last but not least,  General Motors has moved back to the city into the Renaissance Center and is spending millions on improvements.  Detroit is a fun place to visit these days!

Golf Courses
Metro Parks
Detroit Art Museums
Top Attractions
Must See Attractions
 . Henry Ford Museum
. Greenfield Village
. Detroit Institute of Arts
. Detroit Zoo
 . Motown Museum
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