City of The Week Factoids - Rochester City of the Week

Congratulations to Ypsilanti: City of the Week with WCSX! According to Ypsilanti began when three landowners in 1825 combined their holdings to create one settlement. The settlement was named after Demetrios Ypsilantis, a patriot who fought in the War of Greek Independence. Ypsilanti developed as an outfitting post when the Detroit-Chicago road opened in 1835.

A teacher training school named the Michigan Normal School, which eventually became Eastern Michigan University, was established in 1849.

In 1941 Ford Motor Company built a plant in Willow Run. It was converted for wartime production and produced the B-24 Bombers.

As of 2020, the population is 20,648 people.

Let’s check out some Ypsilanti: City of the Week Factoids:

  • Roll them out FAST!

    The Willow Run Assembly line rolled out a B-24 Bomber every 55 minutes!

  • Burial Grounds

    I’m sorry, but after watching Poltergeist as many times as I have, this is spooky! Ypsilanti is located where an old Native American Trail. An area that served as both a camping ground and a BURIAL GROUND!


  • Automotive History

    The Automotive Heritage Museum is located on East Cross Street in Depot Town. Within the museum walls, you will see the chronicled history of how automobile companies put Ypsilanti on the map. Their collection includes a 1952 Hudson Hornet and a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car.

  • Museums Galore!

    In addition to the Automotive Heritage Museum, there is also the Michigan Firehouse Museum. And the Ypsilanti Historical Museum and Archives.

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