The name Michigan comes from the Fox "mesikami" Large Lake.
Its Nicknames are the Wolverine State and the Lake State.
Admitted to Union January 16, 1837 ~ 26th State

State Capital Lansing.

State Motto "If you seek a Pleasant Peninsula Look Around.
Song playing is "God Bless the USA, by Lee Greenwood.

Yes Michigan, is a famous saying for us Michigan people.
It is used on Billboards, T.V. and Radio Commercials and even on T-shirts.

Michigan, My Michigan

A song to thee, fair State of mine, Michigan, my Michigan. But greater song than this is thine, Michigan, my Michigan. The whisper of the forest tree. The thunder of the inland sea; Unite in one grand symphony Of Michigan, my Michigan I sing a State of all the best, Michigan, my Michigan; I sing a State with riches bless'd Michigan, my Michigan; Thy mines unmask a hidden store, But richer thy historic lore, More great the love thy builders bore, O Michigan, my Michigan. Sung to the melody of the Christmas song "O Tannenbaum."

Flag adopted in 1911.
~ Major lakes include: Burt, Higgins, Houghton, Huron,
Manistique, Michigan, Mullett, St. Clair, and Superior.
~ Other Notable features include: Isle Royale, Mt. Curwood
(1,980'), Saginaw Bay, Traverse Bay and Whitefish Bay.


~ 1634 French explorers first arrive.
~ 1668 Jacques Marquette settles Sault Sainte Marie.
~ 1701 Detroit is founded as a French military post.
~ 1763 Region is ceded to England.
~ 1783 Region is ceded to United States.
~ 1805 Michigan Territory.
~ 1818 First steamboat on Great Lakes reaches Detroit.
~ 1837 Statehood.
~ 1846 First state to outlaw capital punishment.
~ 1854 Republican party organized at Jackson.
~ 1935 United Auto Workers first to use sit-down strike
successfully in contract negotiations.
~ 1967 Race riot, one of the worst in US history, leaves 43
dead and \$200 million in damages in Detroit.
~ 1979 Congress authorizes \$1.5 billion in federal loan
guarantees to bail out Chrysler Corporation.

We also have 17 Casino's in Michigan and one right across Bridge in Ontario Canada, if any one is interested. They are named and located at:

~ Bay Mills Resort & Casino, Brimely
~ Casino Windsor, Windsor Ontario, Canada
~ Chip-Ins Island Resort, Harris
~ Kewadin Casino, Christmas
~ Kewadin Casino, Manistee
~ Kewadin Casino, Sault St Marie
~ Kewadin Hessel, Hessel
~ Kewadin Shores Casino, Sault St Marie
~ Kings Club Casino, Sault St Marie
~ Lac Vieux Desert Casino, Watersmeet
~ Leelanua Sands Casino, Suttons Bay
~ Little River Casino, Manistee
~ MGM Grand, Detroit
~ Motorcity Casino, Detroit
~ Ojibwa Casino, Marquette
~ Ojibwa Casino Resort, Baraga
~ Soaring Eagle Casino, Mt Pleasant
~ Turtle Creek Casino, Traverse City

Ok now that you know a few facts, lets jump in our Chevy and see what Michigan has to offer! Our first visit will be our capital, Lansing...So start your engines and lets travel.

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