• Detroit

    Detroit Bounces Back

    With words like revival, reimaging and rebirth being tossed around by both optimistic newcomers and hardscrabble natives alike, the motor city appears to be headed in the right direction. Detroit, Michigan, was founded in 1701 by French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. This frontier city, situated along the U.S.-Canada border, eventually grew to become an industrial powerhouse of the Great Lakes region. Once the heart and soul of the American automotive industry, the population of Detroit peaked at nearly 2 million in 1950. The city was, for a time, the fourth largest in the nation and was called the “Paris of the West” because of its wide avenues and…