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