Wyandotte wī´əndŏt [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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