[lit-ideas] FW: Michigan

  • From: "Veronica Caley" <vcaley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 17:28:35 -0400

Veronica Caley

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Veronica Caley 
To: Caley Veronica
Sent: 7/31/2005 5:10:05 PM 
Subject: Michigan

Dear Veronica,

According to a website called American Local History Network--Michigan,
which has an article titled "Detroit's Beginnings":

"The {Detroit} river is not generally frozen over until late December or
early January. Previous to 1854, people frequently crossed over the ice,
however, daily trips of railroad ferry boats since 1854, have made
crossing on foot impossible."

So, it seems that folks could and did cross over the Detroit River on foot
in the past. Once shipping traffic on the river became a part of winter
commerce, the ice on the river's surface broke, making a walk across the
Detroit River's frozen surface impossible.

If you'd like to read the entire article on Detroit, the web address is:



Milford Public Library
Reference Staff

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Milford, MI 48381 |fax: 248.684.2923
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Veronica Caley

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