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Detroit, the World's first traffic light (1920 ca.) in Michigan Ave and Woodward Ave

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Michigan in Picturesfrom Michigan in Pictures

April 20, 1909: The World’s First Mile of Concrete Highway

THE WORLD'S FIRST MILE OF CONCRETE ROAD - Paving Woodward Ave. in Detroit - The Wayne County Rd Com. introduced the world to a new kind of road: Concrete. The only place it could be found that year was Woodward between Six and Seven Mile Roads in Greenfield Twp., which is now northwest Detroit. Construction started April 20, 1909.

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Jefferson Ave. & E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, 1910

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It's Michigan Ave. in Corktown, Detroit from the 1880s. Home to many restaurants & retailers today!

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Detroit's giant tire wowed World's Fair as Ferris wheel

Did you know that Detroit's I-94 Uniroyal tire was once a giant ferris wheel at the 1964 NY World's Fair?

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Did you know the founder of the Boeing Co, one of America's most successful aerospace companies, was born in Detroit? This mansion on Woodward Ave. and Ferry Street, was built by his father, Wilhelm, a self-made millionaire. Boeing House - Old photos — Historic Detroit

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Vintage photo of couple walking down Woodward Ave., in Detroit, Michigan

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Woodward/Merchants Row: Named for Augustus B. Woodward, the man responsible for planning Detroit's layout after the fire of 1805, Woodward Ave. is Detroit's most famous street. Leading directly into the heart of downtown Detroit, several retailers, including Vernors, Sanders, Winkleman's, S.S. Kresge Co., F.W. Woolworth Company and Hudson's had locations on Woodward in an area that became known as Merchants Row.

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10 Beaches That Will Make You Want To Visit The Great Lakes Immediately

Michigan!

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Sanders Confectionary at Woodward Avenue and State Street in Detroit, circa 1891. It opened in 1875 at this location.

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This giant stove used to be at the foot of E Grand Blvd & Jefferson across from Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. It was later relocated on the Michigan State Fairgrounds facing Woodward Ave near State Fair St, between 7 and 8 Mile road, in Detroit.

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Charles Lindbergh - Birthplace, 1220 Forrest Ave. W, Detroit (Note: site now demolished)

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