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Grosse Pointe

(grōs point), name referring to five residential suburbs of Detroit, Wayne co., SE Mich. They include the city of Grosse Pointe (1990 pop. 5,681), inc. 1879; Grosse Pointe Farms, city (1990 pop. 10,092), inc. 1893, on Lake St. Clair; Grosse Pointe Park, city (1990 pop. 12,857), inc. 1907, on Lake St. Clair; Grosse Pointe Shores, village (1990 pop. 2,955), inc. 1911; and Grosse Pointe Woods, city (1990 pop. 17,715), inc. 1927. The area was originally settled, and called Grosse Pointe Park, by the French along the lake shore c.1712. Farms clustered there became organized as Grosse Pointe township c.1846. As the nearby city of Detroit boomed with the auto industry, many wealthy industrialists established large estates in the outlying area. Henry FordFord, Henry,
1863–1947, American industrialist, pioneer automobile manufacturer, b. Dearborn, Mich. The Inception of the Ford Motor Company

Ford showed mechanical aptitude at an early age and left (1879) his father's farm to work as an apprentice in a Detroit
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's family, including his son Edsel, built their homes there. Of interest in the Grosse Pointe area are the mansion of Russell A. AlgerAlger, Russell Alexander,
1836–1907, U.S. secretary of war (1897–99), b. near Medina, Ohio. After moving to Michigan he engaged in the lumber business, in which he made a fortune. During the Civil War he rose from the ranks to be a brevet major general.
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, now a war memorial center, and a branch of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Though the first event, slated for June 28 at Vernon Hill's Grosse Pointe Park, was rained out and moved to the library's meeting room, turnout was strong and participants enjoyed their indoor picnic along with interactive storytelling to engage tots.
(1) MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Ascension St John Hospital, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 340, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA; (2) MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Ascension St John Hospital, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 340, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA; (3) MD, Department of Pathology, Ascension St John Hospital, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 340, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA; (4) MD, Department of Pathology, Ascension St John Hospital, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 340, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA; (5) MD, Department of Radiology, Ascension St John Hospital, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 340, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA.
an investment bank and wealth manager, has announced it has named Peter Ulbrich to the role of branch office manager of the Birmingham and Grosse Pointe Farms branches, the company said.
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That was back when they answered only to cooler nicknames--Buck and Pieper and Voog and Mayo and Armstrong--and they lived in the orbit of Eric Rentenbach, or Ric, the most popular kid at Grosse Pointe South High.
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March 14, 2018, marked the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Grosse Pointe South High School, which took place three weeks before his assassination.
currently offers residential and business services in Detroit, Livonia, Grosse Pointe Shores and Mid-Michigan, an area encompassing Grand Rapids and Greater Lansing.
Pasha Rubber Products LLC (wfarrah@comcast.net), Grosse Pointe, MI, announced that its patent-pending thermoplastic vulcanizate product, made from recycled truck tire rubber, has received approval from General Motors for use in the company's air dams and other exterior automotive parts.
Her intense presentation of the remarkable stained glass of this cathedral church in Grosse Pointe reflects high esteem for, and appreciation of the Bible's story; as well as the profound way in which art can express authenic pastoral theology.
4 GROSSE POINTE BLANK (1997) JOHN CUSACK decides to combine both a contract hit and his high school reunion playing professional assassin Martin Blank in this action comedy.
Grosse Pointe Blank BBC1 11.40pm In this cult crime comedy that just gets better with repeated viewings, John Cusack is perfectly cast as a snarky hitman invited to his high school reunion.