The State is Now in Charge of Belle Isle
Michigan now has its 102nd state park: Belle Isle. The official takeover of the nearly 1,000 acre island is now complete. This action is tied to the Detroit Bankruptcy with the state now leasing the property. It's being reported this will end up saving the city millions of dollars every year. The picture you see here is of the the G.M. World Headquarters building in downtown Detroit while standing on Belle Isle. In the 18th century French colonists settled there. Belle Isle was created in 1845 and is now a Michigan State Historic Site and is also on the U.S. Register of Historic Places.