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Feb 10

Belle Isle to Become a Michigan State Park

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After over a century of multiple owners, the City of Detroit purchased Belle Isle (named after the daughter of Lewis Cass, Michigan’s first territorial governor) in 1879. The City hired Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York City, to provide similar design services for Belle Isle Park. Only some of Olmsted’s plans …

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