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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Fun Facts About Detroit

Just been surfing around the Detroit Convention Bureau's site and found some fun Detroit Trivia. A few of my favorites are below, or click on the link for the full list. I highlighted a few. Aren't we a diverse city, with the highest number of theater seats and the most bowlers and the highest potato chip consumption??? By the way, how does one register one's self as a bowler? Fun Facts About Detroit Detroit... • installed the first mile of paved concrete road, just north of the Model T plant, on Woodward Avenue between McNichols and 7 Mile Roads in 1909 • installed the country’s first traffic light in 1915 in downtown Detroit • built the nation’s first urban freeway, the Davison, in 1942 • is home to the oldest state fair in the nation, first held in 1849 • is the potato chip capital of the world, based on consumption • is home to the world’s only floating post office, the J.W. Westcott II, can be found on the Detroit River • is north of Canada • is home to the largest flower-bedding market in the world – Eastern Market • shares the world’s first auto traffic tunnel between two nations – the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel • has the most registered bowlers in the United States • has more theater seats than any other city, east of the Mississippi River, outside New York City VisitDetroit.com - Fun Facts About Detroit:

http://visitdetroit.com/visitorcenter/aboutdetroit/funfacts/
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