The city was founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.
Today, it is best known for its decline and fall from grace, crime, poverty, abandoned or ruined buildings, modern skyline, and entertainment industry.
People Born in Detroit
Detroit in People's Lives
Hanna Merjos: I traveled here in 2015.
Isabel Lucas: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie Red Dawn.
Liam Hemsworth: I traveled here to film scenes of the movie Love and Honor in 2012. We filmed at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.
Lottie Deno: After the death of my father in the Civil War, I was sent here at the age of 18 by my mother, to find a suitable husband, in 1862. I was accompanied by my faithful slave Mary, who was a formidable seven feet tall. My mother's plan did not work out, and I did not find a husband. The money that I had come here with was soon drained, and I decided to begin gambling, as my father had taught me. I was quite successful in this, and Mary acted as my bodyguard. I traveled frequently along the Mississippi River playing card games, and left this city for good in 1865, heading to San Antonio.
Miley Cyrus: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie LOL, in which I played a young teen troubled over boyfriend issues. We filmed around the city and also on location at the University of Detroit.
Stephen Moyer: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of The Double.