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Well, it wasn’t actually Detroit then.

In 1701, Antoine de le Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit as a trading post.

After several changes of hands, Fort P became Detroit.

Thanks Detroit, for Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Motown, Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Oscar Mayer, Sebastian Kresge (later K-mart), Roger Penske, James Scripps, Larry Page (founder of Google!), Thomas Dewey, Mitt Romney, Tim Allen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ellen Burstyn, Francis Ford Coppola, Wally Cox (Mr. Peepers), Pam Dawber, Aretha Franklin, Charlton Heston, James Earl Jones, Casey Kasem, Eminem, Ed McMahon, Harry Morgan, Gilda Radner, Della Reese, Soupy Sales, Tom Selleck, Danny Thomas, Lily Tomlin, Robin Williams, Alice Cooper, Marvin Gaye, Madonna, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Ty Cobb, Gordie Howe, Mitch Albom, Sonny Bono, Jimmy Hoffa, and Charles Lindhberg.

Thanks Cadillac!

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