The Roads Of Detroit
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Ever drive through Detroit and wonder where the name of the streets you travel on came from? You’re not alone! Detroit and its vast metropolitan area has a centuries-old rich, diverse history. The names of our streets weave a wonderful story that literally connects us all. Let’s take a drive!
Destination: Joy Road
Joy Road is named after James Frederick Joy, a Detroit businessman who owned several railroad companies. He was a close friend, confidant and supporter of HYPERLINK “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln”Abraham Lincoln.Before 1850, it was known as HYPERLINK “https://www.bing.com/search?q=Napoleon+Bonaparte&filters=sid%3a41935149-01f4-bac9-6377-8242d2710fb3&form=ENTLNK”Bonaparte Road, after the French emperor.
The 2011 award winning film “Joy Road” is named for this well travelled street in Detroit