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ANN ARBOR, a city and the county-seat of Washtenaw
county, Michigan, U.S.A., on the Huron river, about 38 m.
W. of Detroit. Pop. (1890) 9431; (1900) 14,509, of whom
2329 were foreign-born; (1910) 14,817. It is served by the
Michigan Central and the Ann Arbor railways, and by an
electric line running from Detroit to Jackson and connecting
with various other lines. Ann Arbor is best known as the seat of
the university of Michigan, opened in 1837. The city has many
attractive residences, and the residential districts, especially in
the east and south-east parts of the city, command picturesque
views of the Huron valley. Ann Arbor is situated in a productive
agricultural and fruit-growing region. The river provides good
water-power, and among the manufactures are agricultural
implements, carriages, furniture (including sectional book-cases),
pianos and organs, pottery and flour. In 1824 Ann Arbor was
settled, laid out as a town, chosen for the county-seat, and
named in honour of Mrs Ann Allen and Mrs Ann Rumsey, the
wives of two of the founders. It was incorporated as a village in
1833, and was first chartered as a city in 1851.
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