Congratulations to Ypsilanti: City of the Week with WCSX! According to Britannica.com 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.
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