Wyandotte

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Wyandotte

(wī`əndŏt), industrial city (1990 pop. 30,938), Wayne co., SE Mich., a suburb 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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 on the Detroit River; inc. as a city 1867. Salt deposits there supply the city's extensive chemical industry. Other manufactures include pharmaceuticals and machinery. Bessemer steel (see Bessemer processBessemer process
[for Sir Henry Bessemer], industrial process for the manufacture of steel from molten pig iron. The principle involved is that of oxidation of the impurities in the iron by the oxygen of air that is blown through the molten iron; the heat of oxidation raises the
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) was first commercially produced in the city in 1864 by W. F. Durfee. A Wyandot village (see HuronHuron
, city (1990 pop. 12,448), seat of Beadle co., E central S.Dak., on the James River; inc. 1883. A shipping and trade center for a large livestock and grain area, it has meatpacking, lumbering, and tourism industries, and asphalt and mining equipment are manufactured.
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) was there in the 19th cent.; of interest is a totem pole depicting Wyandot history.

Wyandotte

 

a breed of chicken, raised for meat and eggs, developed in the USA at the end of the 19th century. The build of the animal depends upon its area of productivity. In birds selected for egg-laying, the body is lighter and longer than in birds raised for their flesh. The standard live weight of the cock is 3.8 kg, 3 kg for the hen. The egg-laying capacity is 150-180 eggs. There are several variations in feather coloring (white Wyandottes have practical significance). They are raised in small numbers in the USA and European countries. The breed was once delivered to the USSR, but did not reach commercial significance. Some are raised by amateur poultry breeders.