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The land was first settled in 1818. It officially became a village in 1837, the same year that Michigan became a state. The town was named in honor of Chief Pontiac, the Ottawa Native American chief.
Today, Pontiac is known for its small downtown area, abandoned or decrepit buildings, and prescence of General Motors and football.
People Born in Pontiac
Pontiac in People's Lives
Isabel Lucas: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie Red Dawn.