City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

Congratulations to Oak Park,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week from April 9nd to April 15th!

Below are some important facts about Oak Park that you can use to pass our Oak Park City of the Week Quiz!

  • The Land Of The Wild Beasts

    In 1817, land surveyors reported to Michigan Governor Lewis Cass that the land around Oak Park was uninhabitable and “must remain in possession of wild beasts”.

  • The Building Of Early Oak Park

    A few pioneers settled in what was later to become Oak Park in 1840. The land at that time was swampy-  so they drained the swamps, cleared the land, and began to build houses.

  • Majestic Land Company

    Oak Park remained mostly undeveloped until 1914, when large portions of land were sold to the Majestic Land Company to divide and develop. They called their first subdivision Oak Park because of the large number of oak trees in the area.

  • Home Of Legendary Tigers Players

    Legendary Detroit Tigers players Al Kaline and Norm Cash both lived just a few blocks from each other in Oak Park in the late 1950’s. Today Oak Park residents are a mix of races, cultures, and religions all living together in harmony.

  • Oak Park Slogans

    The previous slogans of Oak Park were “The Family City” and “The City with a Future”. Today Oak Park uses “Community, Culture and Commerce”.

  • Oak Park City Of The Week QUIZ!

    Now it’s time to test your knowledge… take the Oak Park City of the Week quiz HERE!

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