Today in Michigan History

June 1, 1910

Horace and John Dodge broke ground on a car parts factory in Hamtramck.

Dodge Main remade Hamtramck from a small town to a city of nearly 50,000. Most of its residents were Polish immigrants. In fact, the workday language in Dodge Main during World War II was Polish. Dodge Main grew to thirty-three buildings and five million square feet, with 40,000 workers. Dodge Main was deemed obsolete and closed down in 1980.

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