Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Anniversary of the Founding of Detroit

detroit skyline by shawn wilson
Detroit skyline, seen from Windsor Ontario, by Shawn Wilson, via Wikimedia Commons
Just learned recently that today is the 312th anniversary of the founding of Detroit, by French explorer  Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. The city has a rich and long history, made all the more poignant considering the economic and social travails it is currently enduring. It is difficult to know if Detroit can solve its problems and once again become at least a bit of the vibrant hub it once was. Let us hope and pray so - Detroit's residents deserve no less.

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