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Traverse City is a scenic city of 14,532 people (as of 2000) founded in 1852 on the Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan, in the Grand Traverse Bay Area of Northern Michigan.

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  1. Traverse City is exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole.
  2. Each fall, Traverse City becomes “Hockeytown North” when it hosts the annual training camp of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team and the National Hockey League’s fall prospects tournament.
  3. In 2010, the United States Congress dedicated Traverse City as "A Coast Guard City", for its commitment and support to local Air Station Traverse City, its Coast Guard members and families.
  4. Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States.
  5. Kate Botello, host of TechTV's The Screen Savers and Extended Play, resides in Traverse City, where she owns a web design company.

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