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Detroit


Destroit Insitute of Arts, in Detroit, Michigan
Destroit Insitute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan
Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. As of 2005, the population was 886,675, making it 11th largest city in the United States of America. Even so, the population has fallen by more than half since its peak in the early 1950s - at one time the city was the 4th largest in the country.

Detroit is known worldwide as a center of automobile manufacturing (hence its two best-known nicknames: "Motor City" and "Motown"), as well as for its music. Apart "Motor City" and "Motown", Detroit has many other nicknames including "Arsenal of Democracy" (which was popular during World War II), as well as "The D", "D-Town", "Hockeytown", "Rock City" and "The 3-1-3" (from the city's telephone area area code).

Attractions in the Detroit area include:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan


Detroit Facts


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  • Important education institutions in Detroit include University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University. University of Detroit Mercy is a comprehensive university, and the largest Roman Catholic university in the state. Wayne State University is a research university with 11 schools and colleges, 350 major subject areas, and more than 33,000 students including both undergraduates and postgraduates.

  • The main airport for Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

  • Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in Detroit include Compuware and General Motors.

  • Professional sports franchises in Detroit include the ice hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings, the Major League Baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, and the NFL American football team, the Detroit Lions.

  • Detroit's nicknames include "America's Automotive Capital", "America's Comeback City", "Arsenal of Democracy", "City of the Straits", "City of Trees", "Hitsville, USA", "Hockeytown", "Motown", "The D", "The Motor City", "The Paris of the Midwest", and "The Renaissance City".

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Moon Michigan (Travel Guide)

By Paul Vachon

MOON
Released: 2017-05-09
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Discover Michigan with Moon Travel Guides!

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  • Must-see attractions and ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike through evergreen forests or along freshwater coastlines, catch a glimpse of wild moose and black bears, and set up camp under a crystal-clear summer sky. Spend your days fishing, boating, and swimming in pristine lakes, or snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Browse galleries and gardens in Ann Arbor, or explore Motor City's rich industrial and musical history. Take a romantic carriage ride on Mackinac or a scenic tour of wine country, and discover the best spots to see fall foliage
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100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Amy S. Eckert

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Detroit enjoys a rich history, having forged the American landscape with sexy muscle cars and the toe-tapping rhythms of Motown. But there's more to love about Detroit than merely its history. And there's never been a better time to explore, as The D buzzes with a spirit of renewal. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city. You'll find in these pages a Detroit brimming with the spirit of rebirth, where young chefs innovate with urban farm-grown food and where manufacturing know-how crafts Shinola watches and Detroit Denim. You'll read about exciting new developments like Little Caesars Arena, the QLine, and the newly restored Detroit Foundation Hotel. And since oldies really can be goodies, you'll revisit classic sights like the Detroit Institute of Arts and the North American International Auto Show. Whether you've lived in Detroit all your life or you're a traveler eager to discover the city for the first time, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die will help you create and complete your very own Motor City bucket list.

Wildsam Field Guides: Detroit (American City Guide Series)

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Wildsam Field Guides: Detroit leads travelers into the most authentic experience of the complex and storied Michigan city, working closely with a team of trusted locals. Contributors include journalists, entrepreneurs, a poet laureate, barber, Motown legend, bartenders, makers and artists, among others. Topics in the handsome volume include Berry Gordy, ice hockey, blight, the history of automobiles, race riots, Prohibition, urban farming and more.

Detroit: 1930-1969

By David Lee Poremba

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 1999-08-09
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As the roaring twenties came to an end and a new decade dawned, the United States found itself locked in the grips of the Great Depression. The City of Detroit was no exception as industry laid off workers and bread lines formed across the city. Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy let the country in supporting state and federal welfare programs to help people through the economic crisis. By the middle of the 1930s, Detroit began picking itself up out of the economic mud and was soon flexing its industrial muscle as manufacturing, led by the auto industry, put the Motor City back into shape. As the decade ended and war approached, the city was ready to take its place on the world stage. The country reeled from the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and had to shift its industrial might from civilian use to the war effort. Nowhere was that more evident than in Detroit. Its huge manufacturing capabilities, when turned to the making of the implements of war, earned the city a new nickname. The Motor City became to the Arsenal of Democracy and began to evolve once more. The influx of workers from the Deep South to the war industry added yet another facet to the city's society and culture. As the Second World War came to a close and production re-tooled for the return to civilian life, an economic boom swept through Detroit. The city celebrated its 25oth birthday in 1951, prompting an outpouring of funds to build with. Major additions were made to the Art Institute, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the riverfront.

Detroit City Guide 2018

By Maryann Huk

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Detroit City Guide 2018 is the soft cover edition of our popular 2017/18 ebook. Written for those who are fascinated by what is going on in Detroit this city guide features great places to stay, see, eat and explore in Detroit. Use Detroit 2018 City Guide to find out about the new Detroit , the one that has captured national and International attention,What sets this city guide apart is the fact that it was created without using a personal car for transportation. All the months of exploring and research in Detroit were accomplished on foot, by public transportation, or on a bike. About Cardinal Content: Cardinal Content's owner Maryann Huk oversees the publication of ebooks and city guides on Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and a host of other American destinations. She loves comments and reviews. So, by all means, please leave a review with your honest opinions -- especially critical insights. We will only get better at this if we know what we need to improve. goseedo4ebooks@gmail.com

Detroit: The Dream Is Now: The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City

By Michel Arnaud

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Detroit: The Dream Is Now is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit by photographer Michel Arnaud, co-author of Design Brooklyn. In recent years, much of the focus on Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings—the emblems of Detroit’s financial and physical decline. In contrast, Arnaud aims his lens at the emergent creative enterprises and new developments taking hold in the still-vibrant city. The book explores Detroit’s rich industrial and artistic past while giving voice to the dynamic communities that will make up its future. The first section provides a visual tour of the city’s architecture and neighborhoods, while the remaining chapters focus on the developing design, art, and food scenes through interviews and portraits of the city’s entrepreneurs, artists, and makers. Detroit is the story of an American city in flux, documented in Arnaud’s thought-provoking photographs.

Rand McNally Folded Map: Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Regional Map

By Rand McNally

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Rand McNally's folded map for Detroit is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around the Detroit area and Southeastern part of Michigan, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

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Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
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Enlargements of Detroit downtown, Lansing downtown, Flint downtown, Ann Arbor downtown, University of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan, Wayne County Airport
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Communities Included: Burton, Flint, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Pontiac, Rochester Hills

Detroit Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Detroit, Michigan - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, 2018

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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (Cuisine Types). American, Asian Fusion, Belgian, Brazilian, Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Egyptian, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Polish, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Detroit Food: Coney Dogs to Farmers Markets (American Palate)

By Bill Loomis

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The infamous images of Detroit's crumbling buildings, abandoned homes and weed-choked parks are known worldwide. Seldom shown are the city's thriving food ways, quietly rebuilding neighborhoods block by block with urban farms, locally made fare, new restaurants and an innovative, homegrown spirit that is attracting entrepreneurs and culinary enthusiasts from across the nation. Old neighborhoods are coming back to life with the smell of simmering soup, the crunch of new pickles and the aroma of all-day barbeque. Magnificent Art Deco clubs and speakeasies painstakingly restored to their former beauty are busy serving great local food. Author Bill Loomis goes behind the graffiti and ruins to explore how the passion for eating well is proving essential to Detroit's comeback..

Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit: Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes

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Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance information, helping readers quickly find the perfect trip. Sized to fit in a pocket, the book's detailed trail descriptions will help readers find their way on and off the trail. Driving directions and GPS trailhead coordinates will help with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. The trails covered range from those best suited to the novice, families, experienced hikers, or backpackers.


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