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Detroit/Wayne County Port Authoritys

130 E.Atwater Street

Detroit, Michigan 48226

Phone: (313)259-5091

Fax: (313)259-5093

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In 1701, Detroit was founded by Antoine de La MoThe Cadillac when he planted the flag of France at the foot of what is now Griswold Street. Detroit's geographic location between the upper and lower Great Lakes provided reliable access to several key forest, soil and mining materials. In 1749, concerted efforts were begun to strengthen the French hold on the Ohio territory....

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