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Detroit, as the historic heart of the American automobile industry, is
often referred to as Motor City or Motown. Henry Ford built an
empire here. Other car companies prospered in Detroit as well, and
from the 1940s to the early 60s, the city was known as one of the greatest
manufacturing centers in the world. With the departure of
factories to foreign shores, Detroit has suffered a painful decline.
However, sites such as the Motown Historical Museum pay tribute to
Detroit's glory years. Artists such as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye,
and Stevie Wonder contributed legendary music to America's heritage
through the Motown record label in Detroit. Several professional
sports teams play here. The Detroit Tigers were Major League
Baseball's 2006 American League Champions. The NHL's Detroit Red
Wings took home the Stanley Cup in 2002. The Pistons in the NBA
and the Lions in the NFL round out Detroit's major sports offerings.
Detroit Skyline at Dusk
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