I live in a town west of Detroit called Novi.
It is called Novi because it originall was No. VI
(number six) or the sixth stop on the train between Detroit and Lansing. The Novi Special race car is named after our town, and it was constructed here.
Facts about Detroit:
Bill Boeing was born in Detroit.
Vernors Ginger Ale was invented here.
Sander's Candy and Hot Fudge (some know it) was invented here.
Techno was invented here by some High School students in their Garage.
Detroit was the first city in the world to issue individual Telephone numbers to homes and businesses.
Ford Motor Company is based here, and the World's first assembly line started right here.
General Motors and Chrysler are also based here.
Sebastian S. Kresge founded his first S.S. Kresge store here, which later became K-Mart.
Joesph Lowthian Hudson founded Hudson's Downtown Detroit Department Store, Until its closure in 1983, it was the largest department store in the world. Hudson's later merged into Dayton Corp, and is now called Marshall Fields.
Detroit Metro Airport is a hub for Northwest and Spirit Airlines.
The first international auto tunnel ever built, connecting Detroit, MI
and Windsor, ON
, was built under the Detroit River.
The first international rail tunnel was built connecting the same two cities under the same river in 1879.
The nation's first regularly scheduled passenger air service started between Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI
Motown Music, invented right here.