The State of Michigan
Facts about the State of Michigan the “Wolverine State”
Michigan is one of the 50 states in the United States, which is situated on the Great Lakes and in the Midwestern areas of the country. The name of the state has been derived from mishigamaa, a French word, which means large lake or large water. With 83 counties, Michigan is the eleventh largest state by land area of 250,493 square kilometers and the tenth most heavily populated state in the country with the population of 9,922,576 as of the 2015 census. The state of Michigan
Lansing is the capital city of the state and Detroit is the largest city among the five important cities in the state. The other four biggest cities include Warren, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Sterling Heights. Michigan is the only US state to contain two peninsulas, such as the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, which are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. This is one of the longest bridges in the world with the length of five miles.
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Furthermore, the state includes the longest freshwater shoreline of any political division in the world, which is being surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, including the Lake Saint Clair. The nickname of the state is the Wolverine State, which was given by Ohioans in 1835 during a disagreement over the Toledo strip, a part of land along the boundary between Michigan and Ohio. Wolverine state Great Lakes State
Before one thousand years, the influx of the Europeans, eight native tribes settled in the Michigan State. They included the Menominee, Ojibwa, Miami, Potawatomi, and Ottawa, who were part of the Algonquian ancestors of Amerindians, including the Wyandot, who hail from the Iroquoian family and lived in the area of the current Detroit. It is projected that the indigenous population in 1500 was roughly 15,000.
The initial permanent European colony in Michigan was established by a French missionary, Ste. Marie by Jacques Marquette, at Sault in 1668. The French constructed numerous trading forts, posts, and villages in Michigan during the concluding part of the seventeenth century. During the seventeenth Century, French coureurs des bois and voyagers discovered Michigan and settled in the state.
During the early part of the 18th century, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the French voyager, and an army officer, founded the Fort Pontchartrain on-the-Strait on the Detroit River canal.
During the 1812 War, Michigan Territory, consisting of Detroit and the nearby area was surrendered after a bloodless siege during the 19th century. An attempt to recapture Detroit caused a harsh American defeat in the Battles of Frenchtown. This combat is still the bloodiest, fought in Michigan and had the maximum number of American deaths of any battle in the war.
The economy of Michigan underwent a change at the beginning of the 20th century. Many entrepreneurs provided the attentiveness of engineering technology and technical eagerness to start the dawn of the automotive industry and Detroit has become the fourth biggest city in the United States by 1920.
Currently, Michigan is the foremost auto-producing state in the country, with the industry, principally located all through the Midwestern parts of the United States, Canada, Ontario, and in the Southern parts of the country. Water Wonderland
Michigan’s state symbols
- The American robin is the state bird and Brook trout is the state fish.
- While Apple blossom is the state flower, Mastodon and the White-tailed deer are the State Fossil and mammal respectively.
- Chlorastrolite is the state gem and Painted turtle is the state reptile.
- While White pine is the state tree, the Dwarf lake iris is the wildflower of the Michigan State.
- The motto of the state of Michigan is Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice, which means, If you look for a pleasing peninsula, look about you, in English.
Famous tourist attractions in Michigan
Some of the renowned tourist destinations in the state include:
1. Mackinac Island in Lake Huron
2. Detroit Zoo, John Ball Zoo, and Binder Park Zoo in the Royal Oak, Grand Rapids, and in Battle Creek areas respectively.
3. Sleeping Bear Dunes, the National lakeshore situated along the northwest coastline of the Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
4. Mackinac suspension bridge that joins the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsula.
5. Dearborn Greenfield Village museum.
6. Detroit Art Museum.
7.DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Clarkston Village.
8.Car racing track in Brooklyn.
9. The Porcupine Mountains that span the northwestern part of the state Upper Peninsula.
10. The Henry Ford Museum and Grand Rapids Public Museum in Dearborn and Grand Rapids respectively.
11. Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior.