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In June, 1763, in an attempt to lift the siege of Detroit by Chief Pontiac and his Indian allies, Captain James Dalyell sailed up the Detroit River to Fort Detroit. The Indians lacked naval vessels to block water access to the fort. Once in Detroit, Captain Dalyell decided to attack an Indian encampment about two miles north of the fort in what is now Elmwood Cemetery — close to the present day intersection of East Jefferson and Mt. Elliott. Under cover of darkness on the morning of July 21, 1763, Captain Dalyell led 247 men to attack Pontiac’s forces. However, Pontiac had been alerted, perhaps by French settlers allied with the Indians. When the British came off a small bridge spanning Parent Creek , they were surrounded and attacked by Indians. It was a one-sided massacre. Captain Dalyell and quite a few of the British were killed. Indeed, there was so much carnage that Parent Creek was said to have become red from all the British blood that flowed into it; hence the name—Battle of Bloody Run. I have seen publications that say as few as 60 British soldier made it back to Fort Detroit after the carnage, but other reports suggest as few as 19 British troops were killed. The British recognized this was a major defeat with a substantial loss of British troops. Pontiac continued his siege of Fort Detroit throughout the summer and fall of 1763.
Source : Military Detroit website
John Schneider, "A law for what should go without saying: Don’t leave kids in cars" : Why is it so hard for some parents to learn that a parked car is not a short-term daycare center?
Rich Robinson, "An election cycle conjures the ghost of Curly Howard" : So-called “dark money” is pouring into Michigan’s elections, effectively nationalizing the state’s most important contests.
It’s the hip area code emblazoned on T-shirts, shouted in rap songs and built into most every metro Detroiter’s telephone habits.
This week, it’s on birthday cakes, too, as Detroit celebrates its 313th birthday with a full week of activities at the Detroit Historical Museum. And there are dozens of other events, including many free festivals, tours and concerts.
The 313 area code has “become a moniker for Detroit, central to our identity,” said Bob Sadler, marketing director for the Detroit Historical Museum.
This week’s museum programs include extra cultural references to 313, but “we’ve always made the city’s birthday a special celebration, on and around July 24, that being the day in 1701 when Antoine Cadillac and his band of voyageurs decided to settle here,” Sadler said.
For the full article, see "The 313 turns 313! Happy birthday, Detroit!", Detroit Free Press, July 20, 2014.
For a related article, see Dan Austin, "Meet the 5 best mayors in Detroit history", Detroit Free Press, July 22, 2014.
Lake Superior Day, organized by the Lake Superior Binational Forum, is celebrated the third Sunday of July. This year, the festivities honoring the lake that contains 10% of the planet's fresh water, are July 21.
Lake Superior is so big -- an estimated 31,700 square miles -- it could hold all of the water from the other four Great Lakes, plus three additional lakes the size of Lake Erie. The shoreline is 1,826 miles, or the distance from Benton Harbor to Las Vegas. The lake's deepest point is 1,332 feet.
For more information visit http://www.superiorforum.org/outreach/lake-superior-day .
Source : Zlati Meyer, "You haven't lived here until....", Detroit Free Press, July 8, 2012.
Not to generalize, but a fair number of country music songs are written about good times spent in the summertime sun, drinking and partying with friends.
In that sense, Faster Horses is just like a country song. The three-day country music festival wrapped up its second year of friends, fun and sun at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Sunday and further established itself as one of the top new events on Michigan’s summer concert calendar.
Organizers say 25,000 fans took part in the festival, and the talk among many is about planning their return trip for next year’s festival.
Faster Horses founder Brian O’Connell is already thinking about next year’s festival as well. The improvements he made this year were a resounding success: more entrances to the grounds (from one main entrance to three), more activities for fans (including a Wiffle ball tournament and a Ferris wheel that lit up and became a focal point of the fest at nighttime), and a better flow for foot traffic on the festival grounds. O’Connell says he’s happy with the festival and where it’s headed.
For the full article, see Adam Graham, "Faster Horses festival rides to strong finish", Detroit News, July 20, 2014.
For another see Zeke Jennings, "Faster Horses Festival: What's up with the name?", MLive, July 16, 2014.
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