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The Earliest organized jobs Downriver began with our initial settlers' land acquisitions
According to Wikipedia, Ribbon Farms are defined as long, narrow land divisions which adjoin a body of water or road. In this area, they were considered a European descent. The initial farms in Detroit, when constructed in the 1700s, averaged 250 feet wide and three miles long.
CENTENNIAL FARMS - PARTIAL LIST
Augustus Coan - TAYLOR
Abel Prouty - TAYLOR
Lathrop family (first farm in TRENTON?)