Saturday, July 24, 2010
Cadillac landing: Happy Birthday Detroit
He was the first white man to set foot in our area and he and his party did it by traveling in large voyageur canoes up the St Lawrence Seaway and landing here on July 24, 1701. Detroit was founded (for France!) by Antoine de la Mothe de Cadillac and our city is 309 years old today. This lovely bronze statue stands in Hart Plaza, not far from where he hopped out of the canoe.