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Monday, April 17, 2006

Detroit's French Heritage by Detroit Essentials

Detroit Essentials writes: Anybody who's driven here in Detroit even for a few months has come across many of our major streets with names such as Gratiot, Dequindre, Charlevoix, or Jos Campau. This is no surprise given our French heritage. After all it was a man by the name of Cadillac that founded the city. He named the original settlement named after Riviere D'etroit which means "River of The Strait" in French, (referring to the Detroit river which is the strait from Lake St. Claire to the Detroit River).

Read Detroit's French Heritage Lost in Translation

# posted by Tami @ 10:12 AM
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