That’s 313 days! Step back in time with these photos of Detroit

Sunday is March 13, which means it’s day 313, Detroit!

The area code was established in 1947 and serves Wayne County, including the city of Detroit and other major cities and communities such as Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Hamtramck, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Redford, and Taylor.

Some fun facts about Detroit:

  • Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac founded Detroit on July 24, 1701.
  • The city is named after the Detroit River, which connects Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The word “detroit” is French for “strait”, and the French called the river “le strait du lac Erie”, meaning “the strait of Lake Erie”.
  • Detroit is the only American city to have won three major sports championships in a single calendar year and was dubbed the “city of champions” in 1936: the Tigers beat the Cubs in October 1935; The Lions defeated the Giants in December 1935; and the Wings beat the Maple Leafs in April 1936.

To celebrate 313, take a look at these historic Detroit photos:

Detroit: Greatest Hits From The Archives

Jefferson Avenue, Detroit’s waterway for centuries

Show time! A look at Detroit’s historic theaters

Detroit During Prohibition: The Smugglers’ Dream City

When the Super Bowl came to Detroit

Parks and Recreation: Detroit at Play

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