Celebrating a City's Milestone
Do you know what today is? If not , then you might be interested to know that today marks Detroit's 308th birthday. Often times, Detroit has been talked about and seen in a negative light. But it's pretty impressive that even during all its hard times, the Motor City is still standing and thriving with a unique culture of its own. All you have to do is take a look around. If you step downtown you're immersed in city pride: the Joe Louis fist, the roar and excitement of the crowd that echos from a game at Comerica Park,the Red Wings jersey draped on the spirit of Detroit, and the glistening of the Detroit river water on a summer day. Or take a visit to the Motown Museum and you're sure to appreciate the place that made people like The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 a success.Detroit is not your typical city by any means. And I think Detroiters prefer it that way. No matter what people say , Detroit is a historical and beautiful city to live in. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DETROIT!!!

Learn more about Detroit at http://www.historydetroit.com/
The Detroit Historical Museum is having " Detroit's 308th Birthday Party Detroit" July 26 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Here's your chance to learn more about Detroit. Admission is free and there will be plenty of cake! For more information, visit http://detroithistorical.org/main/calendar_item.aspx?ID=116.

Check out Detroit Free Press columnist, Rochelle Riley's articleon the special day at http://freep.com/article/20090724/COL10/90724007/8-more-reasons-to-love-Detroit

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