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Lab9 A2 Brochure

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 Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state ofMichigan and the county seat of WashtenawCounty. It is the state’s seventh largest citywith a population of 114,024 as of the 2000Census, of which 36,892 (32%) are universityor college students. The city, which is partof the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI CSA, isnamed after the spouses of the city’s foundersand for the stands of trees in the area.Ann Arbor was founded in January 1824 by John Allen and Elisha Rumsey, both of whomwere land speculators. On May 25, 1824,the town plot was registered with WayneCounty as “Annarbour”. The city becamethe seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, andwas incorporated as a village in 1833. Thetown became a regional transportation hubin 1839 with the arrival of the MichiganCentral Railroad, and was chartered as acity in 1851. During the 1960s and 1970s,the city gained a reputation as a center forliberal politics. During the 20th century, theeconomy of Ann Arbor underwent a gradualshift from a manufacturing base to a serviceand technology base, which accelerated in the1970s and 1980s.Ann Arbor is home to the University ofMichigan, established in 1837. As thedominant institution of higher learning in thecity and one of the top public universities inthe world, the university provides Ann Arborwith a distinct college-town atmosphere.The university shapes Ann Arbor’s economy
signicantly as it employs about 30,000
workers, including about 7,500 in the medicalcenter. The city’s economy is also centeredon high-technology, with several companiesdrawn to the area by the university’sresearch and development money, and byits graduates. On the other hand, Ann Arborhas increasingly found itself grappling withthe effects of sharply rising land values
and gentrication, as well as urban sprawl
stretching far into the outlying countryside.Many Ann Arbor cultural attractions andevents are sponsored by the Universityof Michigan. Several performing artsgroups and facilities are on the university’scampus, as are museums dedicated to art,archaeology, and natural history and sciences(see Museums at the University of Michigan).Regional and local performing arts groupsnot associated with the university includethe Ann Arbor Civic Theatre; the ArborOpera Theater; the Ann Arbor SymphonyOrchestra; the Ann Arbor Ballet Theater; theAnn Arbor Civic Ballet (established in 1954
as Michigan’s rst chartered ballet company);
and Performance Network, which operates adowntown theater frequently offering new ornontraditional plays.The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, locatedin a renovated and expanded historic
downtown re station, contains more than
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