Sunday, August 18, 2013

Landing of Cadillac in Detroit

In light of recent events, with Detroit declaring bankruptcy, and being but a shell of what it once was, it is a good time to look back at one of the oldest, and for a time one of the largest cities in the United States.  Detroit was founded in 1701 when Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac lead a group 0f 100 Frenchmen to establish a fort to protect the fur trade.  The French surrendered to the British in 1760, and although the Americans never fought for Detroit during the Revolutionary War, it was ceded to them by treaty.  However is was surrendered during the War of 1812; but was shortly after recaptured.

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