January 2, 2018
Did you know: Ypsilanti was founded in 1823
Posted by: Martha Cleary
Originally called Woodruff’s Grove, Ypsilanti is the second oldest city in Michigan, incorporated in 1823.
During the 1800’s Ypsilanti grew quickly because of the Old Sauk trail and evolved into Michigan Avenue, state Highway 12. Today it is a designated Historic Highway that stretches from Detroit to Chicago.
Eastern Michigan University was founded in 1849 as the Ypsilanti Normal School.
Depot Town was created when Ypsilanti became a stop on the Michigan Central Railway in 1839.
Beginning in 1920, as the population grew, it became a commercial center while manufacturing flourished in Ypsilanti for nearly a century.
Innovation and design in the automobile industry was significant during this time.
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