Map@Syst Geocoin - Ypsilanti
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Friday, 17 October 2008
Michigan, United States
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Ypsilanti is named after the Greek Patriot General Demetrius Ypsilanti.
When the area was settled, they named it after him because he was
admired by a lot of Americans for his struggle for freedom. He's known
for standing up to the Turkish tyranny, much like how America was
standing up to the British... he held the Citadel of Argos for three
days with his 300 men compared to the 30,000 the Turks had.. then
escaped one night when they ran out of supplies and never lost a
This coin would like to travel to cities with unique names and histories. Please put that info in the log :-)
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This coin is part of a collaborative multi-state outreach and education effort through eXtension - a science-based online resource supported by US Land Grant Universities. This coin was created by Map@Syst, an eXtension Community of Practice that develops and provides information about geospatial technology on eXtension's website: http://www.extension.org/geospatial+technology.
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