Tuesday, June 27, 2006

HB Presents: A Small Factoid


City of the Straights
Originally uploaded by Allan M.
The caption on this photo reads: Detroit is the largest city in the world that is located on an international border.

7 comments :

Judy said...

Lake Michigan is considered Canadian territory? Really????

Jonathan said...

I wish we were on Lake Michigan. Detroit's boundary with Canada (Windsor Ontario) is the Detroit River.

Judy said...

I think this might be why I am a math teacher and not a geography teacher! HAHA

Jeremy said...

Did you know that at one point in time, Detroit was the potato chip capital of the WORLD?!

Just another random fact.

Jonathan said...

By production or consumption?

Jeremy said...

Production, and by the looks of it, probably also consumption.

Better Maid potato chips had a strong hold during the "golden era" of potato chips, it wasn't until conglomerates like Frito-Lay came along that local chip production moved elsewhere.

It's all in the Detroit Almanac, available in local bookstores and through the Detroit Free Press - hands down the best book ever released about the city of Detroit.

Kendra Lynn said...

I think I"m going to have to look up that book. Sounds very intriguing.

Kendra