Below are some important facts about Livonia that you can use to pass our Livonia City of the Week Quiz!
New York New York!
Livonia was named after Livonia, New York- (and THAT was named for immigrants after a region of Latvia and Estonia.)
Chester A. Arthur was the President
Livonia was created in 1885.
Livonia is one of Detroit’s mega-suburbs at 36 square miles.
Historical Fire Damage
America’s most destructive industrial fire in history happened at Livonia’s General Motors Hydramatic automatic transmission plant in 1953, causing over 500 million dollars in damage that pushed General Motors to the brink of financial ruin.
Let's Go To The Park!
Livonia is home to Greenmead Historical Park, a 200-year-old, 95-acre historical park purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976 and operated by the City of Livonia’s Parks and Recreation Department. The park includes the historical Greenmead Farm and its outbuildings, a 13-building historical village, Greenmead Community Garden, as well as the Virginia B. Matley Nature Trail.
I got Ten Dollars on Silver Fox to WIN!
Livonia was home to “The DRC”- Detroit Race Course a horse racing track that operated from 1950 thru 1998 and was known for their annual big thoroughbred horse race, The Michigan Mile.
Today, the site is a 200 acre commercial and industrial warehouse complex.
A Motto to Live by
The Motto of Livonia is: “People come first in Livonia”.
Keep your Sticks on the Ice!
Livonia is home to the Livonia Hockey Association, the largest amateur hockey association in Michigan, as well as two-time state champions the Livonia Knights.
Livonia City Of The Week QUIZ!
Now it’s time to test your knowledge… take the Livonia City of the Week quiz HERE!