From the organization of the [Michigan] territory in 1805 to the war of 1812-15, little progress was made, materially or morally. The settled portion of the State continued to be a narrow strip along the Detroit river.
The war of 1812 brought an epoch in the history of the community. In the first place it brought the presence of a large military force from Ohio and Kentucky, mostly of American birth and traditions, many of whom remained in the country permanently, and all of whom left an impress upon it.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Post-War - The Effect Of The War Of 1812 On Michigan
From the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society's Historical collections, Volume 22: