1749 : “Come to Detroit” Campaign Launched

May 24, 2022 all-day

In an effort to attract settlers to Detroit, the governor general of New France (Canada) offered each man who would settle there a spade, an axe, a cow, a sow, a ploughshare, one large and one small wagon and seed. Over the course of two years, more than one hundred persons accepted the offer.

Source : Michigan History

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