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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hamtramck, Michigan
Location of Hamtramck, Michigan
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Side 1 John Francis Hamtramck was a native of Canada who dedicated his life to the new American nation. Born in 1756, Hamtramck fought in the American Revolution. He distinguished himself during and after the war fighting both Indian and . . . — — Map (db m86443) HM|
After the Civil War, black and white baseball players could play on the same teams. But by 1900, black players were excluded from white professional leagues. More than 4,000 African Americans and Latinos played baseball in U.S. . . . — — Map (db m104198) HM|
|In grateful tribute to the men of Hamtramck who served and died in World War II and Korea Vietnam Conflicti — — Map (db m174207) WM|
Harsh economic conditions and the need to attract high-paying manufacturing jobs to keep the automobile industry centered in the Motor City led the cities of Detroit and Hamtramck to join forces in 1980 to condemn a working-class neighborhood . . . — — Map (db m137534) HM|
Saint Florian Church
Saint Florian Parish was founded in 1907 to serve the Detroit area's rapidly expanding Polish Catholic community. By the 1920s Saint Florian was the second largest Catholic parish in Detroit, and it required a larger . . . — — Map (db m86442) HM|
|When John and Horace Dodge expanded their Hamtramck automotive factory in 1914, thousands of workers migrated to this area, creating the need for a local hospital. In 1927 the city built this Georgian Revival structure and opened it as Hamtramck . . . — — Map (db m137540) HM|
|In 1901, four young women between the ages of fifteen and sixteen founded Tau Beta as a social club for girls. Within a few years, the club members became volunteers for the Visiting Nurse Association, delivering meals to shut-ins in Detroit and . . . — — Map (db m174039) HM|
The Dodge Brothers
John (1864-1920) and Horace (1868-1920) Dodge grew up in Niles, Michigan. During the late nineteenth century they worked as machinists at the Murphy Boiler Works in Detroit and at the Dominion Typograph Company in Windsor, . . . — — Map (db m86444) HM|