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Clinton Township Factoids
- Clinton Township (and river) were named after DeWitt Clinton, governor of New York (1817-1823). Clinton was largely responsible for building the Erie Canal which enabled many settlers to come to Michigan.
- Moravian Drive is the township’s oldest road dating back to the days when the Moravian Missionaries settled to attempt to convert the local Native Americans.
- Clinton Township was the largest producer of roses in the state, which included most prominently the Weiss Family’s Mt. Clemens Rose Gardens at Cass and Clinton River Roads. During World War II, in 1943, Paul Weiss petitioned the Federal Government for permission to relocate Japanese American citizens who were interned in camps. They came to this area to work and live at the Rose Gardens. While here, they formed a baseball team and won the league championship in 1947.