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 Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. stateof Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. It is the state’sseventh largest city with a populationof 114,024 as of the 2000 Census, of which 36,892 (32%) are university orcollege students. The city, which ispart of the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MICSA, is named after the spouses of thecity’s founders and for the stands of trees in the area.Ann Arbor was founded in January1824 by John Allen and Elisha Rumsey,both of whom were land speculators.On May 25, 1824, the town plot wasregistered with Wayne County as “An-narbour”. The city became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, and wasincorporated as a village in 1833. Thetown became a regional transporta-tion hub in 1839 with the arrival of theMichigan Central Railroad, and waschartered as a city in 1851. During the1960s and 1970s, the city gained a rep-utation as a center for liberal politics.During the 20th century, the economyof Ann Arbor underwent a gradual shiftfrom a manufacturing base to a serviceand technology base, which acceleratedin the 1970s and 1980s.Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, established in 1837. As thedominant institution of higher learn-ing in the city and one of the top publicuniversities in the world, the universityprovides Ann Arbor with a distinctcollege-town atmosphere. The uni-versity shapes Ann Arbor’s economy
signifcantly as it employs about 30,000
workers, including about 7,500 in themedical center. The city’s economy isalso centered on high-technology, withseveral companies drawn to the area bythe university’s research and develop-ment money, and by its graduates. Onthe other hand, Ann Arbor has increas-ingly found itself grappling with theeffects of sharply rising land values and
gentrifcation, as well as urban sprawl
stretching far into the outlying country-side.Many Ann Arbor cultural attractionsand events are sponsored by the Uni-versity of Michigan. Several perform-ing arts groups and facilities are on theuniversity’s campus, as are museumsdedicated to art, archaeology, and natu-ral history and sciences (see Museumsat the University of Michigan). Region-al and local performing arts groups notassociated with the university includethe Ann Arbor Civic Theatre; the ArborOpera Theater; the Ann Arbor Sym-phony Orchestra; the Ann Arbor BalletTheater; the Ann Arbor Civic Ballet
(established in 1954 as Michigan’s frst
chartered ballet company); and Per-formance Network, which operates adowntown theater frequently offeringnew or nontraditional plays.The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum,

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