Today in Michigan History

May 24, 1749

“Come to Detroit” campaign was introduced.

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.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.