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Wyandotte (wĪˈəndŏt) [key], industrial city (1990 pop. 30,938), Wayne co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit on the Detroit River; inc. as a city 1867. Salt deposits there supply the city's extensive chemical industry. Other manufactures include pharmaceuticals and machinery. Bessemer steel (see Bessemer process) was first commercially produced in the city in 1864 by W. F. Durfee. A Wyandot village (see Huron) was there in the 19th cent.; of interest is a totem pole depicting Wyandot history.

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