Map: Cadillac is proud of Detroit Annexation 1903


Another gem discovered by the Detroit’s greatest archive comber, Paul Sewick.

The cartoon appears to depict Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac crossing off various “suburbs” to expand Detroit’s borders. Around this time of annexation, Detroit swallowed up St. Clair Heights, Village of Springwells, North Detroit, and others until reaching its current city limits within the next three decades.

Source: The Detroit Free Press, 10/17/1903

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