The word "ecorces" is the French word for bark and the French translation of La Riviere aux Ecorces is "the river of bark." The name is derived from the fact that Huron Indians buried their chiefs near the sandbanks of this stream after wrapping the bodies in the bark of the birch trees. Detroit is the French word for strait, and the Detroit River is the strait connecting Lake Huron to Lake Erie.
Ecorse Ice Skating Rink in the 1950s-1960s- Photo by John Duguay
Former Ecorse mayor Charles Coman and his wife Ann and daughter JoAnn. Photo by John Duguay.
Meeting in the Leonard Duckett Center. Third from left is Magnus Meier, fourth from left Joseph Robson, fifth from left Mr. Monks. Ecorse Advertiser photo.
This Sandy Blakeman photo features (left to right) Ecorse Mayor Eli Ciungan, Ann Coman, and Ecorse Mayor Charles Coman.
The Ecorse City Hall on High Street. Photograph from the Ecorse Advertiser
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