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Detroit History

America’s 23rd-largest city has had an oversized impact on the world. Founded by French settlers in the 17th century, by the 19th century it had become the border between the British colonies of Canada and the newly-independent US, and a key destination for those escaping slavery. In the 20th century, Detroit kicked the Industrial Revolution into high gear with the first mass-produced automobiles, and later launched the careers of some the world’s most popular musicians. Explore Detroit’s famous stories, as well as a few surprises, at these seven sites, some of which have only recently been opened to the public.

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