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Sault Sainte Marie ("The Soo") is the oldest European settlement in both the Midwest & in Ontario, founded 1668. The Ontario side is the larger & more prosperous; however, time constraints limit this thread to the Michigan side only. All photos are from June '08.
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Although the cities are quite old, one needs to look closely at the stonework on some of the buildings to get a sense of history:

 

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^^ Interesting looking building!

Is "Soo" the French pronouncation of Sault?
 

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I stayed a night in the Soo on my way west, but the Canadian side only. Wish I had a chance to pop over to the US side as well. Is it true that the US side used to be part of Canada, but became US territory in one of the many land hand overs?
 

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^ I believe that Marquette founded the Sault as one city, back when this was still French territory, but that it split in 1796 or 1797 to a Canadian & USA side.
 
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