Detroit, State Michigan

America's "Motorcity"

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Detroit, State Michigan

America's "Motorcity," Detroit was founded in 1701 by the French fur trader Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. The city evolved from shipbuilding into a leading manufacturer of cars, railroad equipment and bicycles. Detroit`s massive industrial growth took place however when Henry Ford started building automobiles in 1896. By the 1920s, most other American automobile manufacturers moved to the city notably, Chrysler, General Motors and Pontiac. Detroit also revolutionized American popular music with its trademark "Motown Sound" founded by Berry Gordy Jr. and his stable of artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross,  Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and The Temptations, amongst others.

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