If the Point is tossed, the shooter and his fellow bettors win and the round is over. Sebewaing, Harbor Beach, North Branch - every area of the. In , Ojibwe warriors took the fort as a part of Pontiac's Rebellion and held it for a year before the British retook it. Retrieved on June 17, There were bitter disputes between Strang's followers and other white settlers.
In January , he pushed through legislation titled, "An act to organize the County of Emmet", which enlarged Emmet County by attaching the nearby Lake Michigan islands to the county, as well as a portion of Cheboygan County. It also annexed the old Charlevoix County , which was originally named Keskkauko County and was as yet unorganized, as a township of Emmet County. Due to Strang's influence, Mormons came to dominate county government, causing an exodus of many non-Mormon settlers to neighboring areas.
In , the non-Mormon resistance succeeded in getting the Michigan Legislature to reorganize Emmet County. However, at about this time, investors were trying to promote development at Mackinaw City.
Due to their influence, in February , the State Legislature passed an act establishing Mackinaw City as the county seat. The Emmet County Board of Supervisors protested that the county seat had already been established at Little Traverse, and in the act was repealed as unconstitutional. In a contested election in , residents voted to move the county seat to Charlevoix , which was upheld by a Circuit Court decision in However, in , Charlevoix County was split from Emmet County, resulting in the county seat being in another county.
No provisions for official relocation were authorized, although Harbor Springs served as the unofficial county seat until April The present county seat of Petoskey was selected at that time in a county-wide election.
Charlevoix Township was organized in and included all of the nine townships in the southern half of the county. In the reorganization, four new townships were created by the State Legislature:. In , county supervisors also established the townships of Arbour Croche and Utopia. The former was a mangled spelling derived from the French L'Arbre Croche , the historic village later renamed as Harbor Springs. The state had inadvertently drawn boundaries for Little Traverse and Bear Creek townships such that one area was included in both.
The county supervisors' Arbour Croche was defined as having the same boundaries as the state-defined Little Traverse Township, excluding the area overlapping with Bear Creek. Eventually the name Arbour Croche disappeared in favor of Little Traverse.
The township of Utopia was later absorbed into other townships. Center Township was added in and Carp Lake Township in Resort Township and Springvale Township, Michigan were formed in , but were at that time part of Charlevoix County.
Those townships, along with Bear Creek, experienced numerous boundary changes. The now defunct townships of Bear Lake and Spring Lake were created out of portions of these townships. In , the portions of these townships remaining in Emmet County were absorbed into Bear Creek and Springvale townships. In , Wawatam Township was the last township organized in the county, when it was detached from Carp Lake Township.
Emmet County is considered to be part of Northern Michigan. As of the United States Census ,  there were 31, people, 12, households, and 8, families in the county. The racial makeup of the county was There were 12, households out of which The average household size was 2. The county population contained The median age was 39 years. Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda. Majestic Colonial Punta Cana. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana.
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Conan Smith, a businessperson quoted in a article by The Ann Arbor News , stated the most significant reason Washtenaw County , including Ann Arbor, is not often included in definitions of Metro Detroit is that there is a "lack of affinity that Washtenaw County as a whole has with Wayne County and Detroit or Oakland County and Macomb". Smith said that county residents "just don't yet see ourselves as a natural part of that [Detroit] region, so I think it feels a little forced to a lot of people, and they're scared about it.
Detroit and the surrounding region constitute a major center of commerce and global trade, most notably as home to America's 'Big Three' automobile companies: General Motors , Ford , and Chrysler. Firms in the region pursue emerging technologies including biotechnology , nanotechnology , information technology , and hydrogen fuel cell development.
Metro Detroit is one of the leading health care economies in the U. Casino gaming plays an important economic role, with Detroit the largest US city to offer casino resort hotels. The casino hotels contribute significant tax revenue along with thousands of jobs for residents. Gaming revenues have grown steadily, with Detroit ranked as the fifth-largest gambling market in the United States for When Casino Windsor is included, Detroit's gambling market ranks either third or fourth.
There are about four thousand factories in the area. The area is an important source of engineering job opportunities. In addition to property taxes, residents pay an income tax rate of 2. Detroit automakers and local manufacturers have made significant restructurings in response to market competition. GM made its initial public offering IPO of stock in , after bankruptcy , bailout , and restructuring by the federal government.
The region's nine-county area, with its population of 5. Metro Detroit has made Michigan's economy a leader in information technology, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing. Michigan ranks fourth nationally in high-tech employment with , high-tech workers, including 70, in the automotive industry. For , the domestic automakers have reported significant profits indicating the beginning of rebound.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport DTW is one of America's largest and most recently modernized facilities, with six major runways, Boeing maintenance facilities, and an attached Westin Hotel and Conference Center. Detroit is a major U.
Compuware , IBM , Google , and Covansys are among the information technology and software companies with a headquarters or major presence in or near Detroit. HP Enterprise Services makes Detroit its regional headquarters, and one of its largest global employment locations. The metropolitan Detroit area has one of the nation's largest office markets with ,, square feet. Tourism is an important component of the region's culture and economy, comprising nine percent of the area's two million jobs.
The Detroit International Riverfront links the Renaissance Center to a series of venues, parks, restaurants, and hotels. In , the four-day Motown Winter Blast drew a cold weather crowd of about 1. Metro Detroit offers canoeing through the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Holly, and Pine Knob Ski Resort. The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the only international wildlife preserve in North America that is located in the heart of a major metropolitan area.
The region's leading attraction is The Henry Ford , located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn; it is America's largest indoor-outdoor museum complex. The recent renovation of the Renaissance Center , and related construction of a state-of-the-art cruise ship dock, new stadiums, and a new RiverWalk , have stimulated related private economic development.
Nearby Windsor has a year-old drinking age with a myriad of entertainment to complement Detroit's Greektown district. Some analysts believe that tourism planners have yet to tap the full economic power of the estimated 46 million people who live within a mile km radius of Detroit.
As of the census of , there were 4,, people, 1,, households, and 1,, families residing within the metropolitan statistical area. The census reported Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6. Arab Americans were at least 4. The region's foreign-born population sat at 8.
The region contains the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, particularly in Dearborn. The metro area also has the 25th largest Jewish population worldwide. The French legacy can be observed today in the names of many area cities ex. Detroit , Grosse Pointe , Grosse Ile and streets ex. Gratiot , Beaubien, St. Oakland County is among the most affluent counties in the United States, with a population of more than one million. Recently, the area has witnessed some growth in ethnic Albanian , Asian and Hispanic populations.
African Americans have also moved to the suburbs: The elevated Detroit People Mover encircles downtown providing service to numerous downtown hotels, offices and attractions.
The Metro Detroit area is linked by an advanced network of major roads and freeways which include Interstate highways. Traditionally, Detroiters refer to some of their freeways by name rather than route number.
The Davison, Lodge, and Southfield freeways are almost always referred to by name rather than route number. Detroiters commonly precede freeway names with the word 'the' as in the Lodge, the Southfield, and the Davison. Those without names are referred to by number. Surface street navigation in Metro Detroit is commonly anchored by "mile roads", major east-west surface streets that are spaced at one-mile 1.
Mile roads sometimes have two names, the numeric name ex. Maple Road used in Oakland County mostly. Professional sports has a major fan following in Metro Detroit. The area is home to many sports teams, including six professional teams in four major sports.