Below are some important facts about Hamtramck Township that you can use to pass our Hamtramck Township City of the Week Quiz!
Hamtramck Township Factoids:
Hamtramck Name Origin
John Francis Hamtramck was a soldier for Quebec who fought for the Americans in the Revolutionary War and later served as Military Commander of Detroit, he died in Detroit in 1803.
Immigrants of Hamtramck
In the 1920’s, Hamtramck was the destination of thousands of immigrants from Poland, and was once commonly known as “Poletown”.
Automotive Production in Hamtramck
Hamtramck has played a historical part in automotive production. In 1914 the legendary massive “Dodge Main” plant opened up on the city’s South side and closed in 1980.
General Motors Electric Vehicles
Today General Motors operates “Factory Zero” in Hamtramck that produces electric vehicles such as the GMC Hummer EV.
Pączki and More!
Hamtramck loves to party! It’s home to Pączki Day, (aka “Poonchkey Day”) , Hamtramck Music Festival aka (“Blow Out”), The St. Florian Strawberry Festival, The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival, and The Planet Ant Film & Video Festival in Hamtramck.
Hamtramck is Home to:
Hamtramck is the home of Kowalski Sausage Company and Detroit City Football Club, a professional soccer team.
Hometown of a Rock Legend
Hamtramck is the actual home town of legendary Detroit Rocker Mitch Ryder.
Hamtramck City Of The Week QUIZ!
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