Hamtramck

Hamtramck

(hămtrăm`ĭk), city (1990 pop. 18,372), Wayne co., SE Mich., within the confines of DetroitDetroit
, city (1990 pop. 1,027,974), seat of Wayne co., SE Mich., on the Detroit River and between lakes St. Clair and Erie; inc. as a city 1815. Michigan's largest city and the tenth largest in the nation, Detroit is a major Great Lakes shipping and rail center.
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; inc. as a city 1922. There is meat processing, as well as the manufacture of machinery, foods, motor vehicles, transportation equipment, chemicals, and plastic products. The site was settled by the French in the late 18th cent. The city grew quickly after the coming of the automobile industry (c.1910). Points of interest include St. Florian's Church (a prime example of Gothic architecture); and the memorial and grave of Col. John F. Hamtramck, first U.S. commander of the Detroit garrison. The city, which long had a large Polish-American community and had various Polish cultural events, has grown more ethnically diverse, and now also has significant numbers of Middle Eastern and South Asian immigrants.
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Hamtramck, Michigan, last week became the first city in America to elect a Muslim-majority city council.
Voters in Hamtramck, Michigan made history last week by electing the United States' first Muslim-majority city council.
As organiser of Hamtramck High School's first all-girl prom, which conforms to religious beliefs forbidding dating, dancing with boys or appearing without a head scarf in front of men and boys, Ahmed, 17, was forging a new rite of passage for every teenage Muslim girl who ever spent prom night at home, wistfully watching the limousines roll by.
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The facility--which is sometimes called the "Poletown" plant because of its location on the border in Hamtramck (part of the 362 acres goes into Detroit, too), a community with a large population of people of Polish descent (so much so that Pope John Paul II visited the city during one of his North American visits)--had notoriety for the wrong reasons early on.