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River Rouge

(ro͞ozh), city (1990 pop. 11,314), Wayne co., SE Mich., an industrial suburb of Detroit, on the Detroit and Rouge rivers; settled c.1817, inc. 1899. It is a port of entry, with automobile, shipbuilding, and marine engineering industries. Steel and paper products are also manufactured. The city grew in the 1920s with the expansion of the Ford Motor Company in the area; however, River Rouge and its automobile industry suffered in the late 20th cent.
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Quebec's provincial police said 250 people were protectively removed from homes in the area as of late afternoon in case the dam on the Rouge River breaks.
According to the online magazine The Old Motor, "Henry Ford started out in 1915 by buying 2,000 acres along the Rouge River west of Detroit, intending to use the site only to make coke, smelt iron and build tractors.
The golf course was carved from rolling hills and includes the winding Rouge River. The difficulty of the course is balanced by wide, playerfriendly fairways.
October's largest consolidations for expanded services were the $117 million Meadows Credit Union in Palatine, Ill., into the $1.1 billion Consumers Cooperative Credit Union in Gurnee, Ill., followed by the $24 million Newaygo County Service Employees Credit Union in Fremont, Mich., with the $39 million Rouge River Community Credit Union in Sparta, Mich., the $23 million RAFE Federal Credit Union in Riverside, Calif., with the $1.2 billion Financial Partners in Downey, Calif.
Great Lakes Water Authority - $38.45 million partially finances modifications of the Rouge River Outfall to achieve complete disinfection of all wet-weather flows from the Water Resource Recovery Facility, formerly known as the Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in the City of Detroit.
Army Corps of Engineers for a dredging project on the Rouge River to deepen the channel to 25 feet," says John Loftus, executive director of the Port of Detroit.
Their episodic adventures on Toronto's Rouge River have an Odyssean tone (with bikini-clad teens and a cougar mom standing in for sirens and Circe).
Community resistance stopped the development, and 2,000 hectares in the Rouge River Valley were turned over to the province for parkland.
And so the routine would go: four hours on, eight hours off, weekends included, as the ship made its way back and forth between Superior, Wisconsin or Marquette and Ford's Rouge River complex in Dearborn.
Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Conn., crowned the new queen at the Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana on June 8.
Indeed, the Detroit performance featured the wreckage of a car (a 1967 Chrysler Crown Imperial, a ride familiar from the final installment of the artist's Cremaster cycle) first dredged from the Rouge River and then sacrificed to a smelter; the show's title work and centerpiece is built around artifacts produced by that industrial transubstantiation.
The city of Dearborn, M I, held a public meeting in June to propose sewer separation work to stop wastewater discharges in the Rouge River during heavy rains or spring thaw.