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Surrounded thoroughly via the town of Detroit, Hamtramck is this present day domestic to 24,000 citizens, yet its small size-just 2. 1 sq. miles-belies its expansive historical past and the impression this outstanding group has had a long way past its borders. based as a township in 1798, Hamtramck remained essentially a rural quarter until eventually the early 20th century, while car pioneers John and Horace evade opened a manufacturing unit at the south finish of city.
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Initially based through German immigrants, through successive waves of Lithuanians, Italians, and Hispanics, Melrose Park has passed through a chain of modifications in view that its incorporation in 1882. shut proximity to Chicago and the arrival of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad ensured that Melrose Park turned a middle for production and heavy undefined.
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