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Why did the french start Detroit?

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May 28, 2012 1:00AM

Because the French were very present and active during the exploration of the "New World".

The Eastern part of Northern America, not just Canada or Québec, but down to Louisiana, was even called "Nouvelle France" (New France) at the time.

Detroit was founded in 1701 by two French men, one of them gave himself the noble name of "Cadillac".

"détroit" means "straits", "sound" in French.