The Surprising History Of Sault Ste Marie
Everyone knows Sault Ste. Marie is in Michigan. What if I told you it is also in Canada.Indians used the area as a trading post more then 12,00 years ago and was settled by the French in 1668 according to Only In Your State. The Border was officially established after the war of 1812, dividing the city between the U.S. and Canada.
Sault Ste. Marie is not only one of the hardest names to pronounce but it is the oldest town in Michigan.
As far as also being in Canada, Wikipedia says,
The two cities are joined by the International Bridge, which connects Interstate 75 (I-75) in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Huron Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Shipping traffic in the Great Lakes system bypasses the rapids via the American Soo Locks, the world's busiest canal in terms of tonnage passing through it.
Also, people come from around the world to watch ships pass through the locks, almost as many as Panama.
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