The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Arsenal of Democracy

FDR called the industrial corridor south of Detroit "The Arsenal of Democracy." Planes, tanks, jeeps, and more were constructed here to aid in the war effort.

Ford's River Rouge plant still dominates the downriver area.

This is not an area hikers usually choose for a stroll, but I am fascinated with exploring and experiencing all areas along the Great Lakes.


  1. I'm new to your book and blog but very proud that you are undertaking this wonderful endeavor, how jealous I am that I cannot do the same thing! I will be following all of your adventures from now on, we are almost neighbors as I am in Marshall. Congratulations and good luck! Ann Case

    Sorry this is under anonymous, I do not have a blog to link to.

    1. Thanks, Ann.

      I may be giving a talk at the Marshall Library, so look for me there.