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WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to Plymouth,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week

Plymouth Factoids:

  • Plymouth’s downtown used to be called Podunk… the north was known as Joppa.
  • George Starkweather was the first child born in Plymouth.  He was hugely influential in the development.  He made North Village (known today as Old Village) the center of Plymouth. At the time (1870’s), it was the only place in Michigan where railroad tracks went in all four directions. Blanche, Karmada, Davis, Rose and Amelia are all Plymouth streets named after Starkweather family members.
  • Plymouth’s Ice Festival is the largest and oldest ice festival in North America.  It takes place in January.  It was founded in 1982. More than 500,000 people attend the Plymouth Ice Festival over the course of the weekend.
  • Plymouth’s Art in the Park is s Michigan’s second largest art fair.  Founded in 1980 my a mother and daughter team, the yearly event draws over 450 artists and around 300,000 visitors.