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Michigan Eastern White Pine
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Entered the Union: January 26, 1837 (26) Capital: Lansing
Origin of Name: Based on Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning "great water"
(the Great Lakes)
State Nicknames: Wolverine State • Great Lakes State
State Motto: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)
State Tree: Eastern White Pine State Bird: Robin
State Mammal: White-tailed Deer State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Song: Michigan, My Michigan
National Forests: 3 • State Parks: 99
Famous For: the Great Lakes, Automobile Plants, Kellog Cereal
Famous Michiganians: Anita Baker • Ted Nugent • Diana Ross • Bob Seger • Stevie Wonder (singers) William Boeing (airplane manufacturer), Roger Chaffee (astronaut), Francis Ford Coppola (film director), Gerald Ford (President), Henry Ford (pioneer auto manufacturer), Earvin "Magic" Johnson (basketball), Charles Lindbergh (aviator), Chief Pontiac (Ottawa Chief), Iggy Pop (musician), Della Reese (actress, singer), Julie Harris • Steven Seagal • Tom Selleck • Tim Allen (actors), Dick Martin • Lily Tomlin (comedians), Danny Thomas (entertainer), Robin Williams (comedian, actor)
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French explorer Étienne Brulé arrived in Michigan in 1620. In 1634, Jean Nicolet explored parts of the Upper Peninsula for France. Missionaries established a mission at Keweenaw Way in 1660. In 1668, Father Jacques Marquette established the first permanent settlement of Michigan at Sault Sainte Marie. By 1700, missionaries had explored much of the region and built missions and trading posts throughout both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
At the end of the French and Indian Wars in 1763, England controlled most French claims in North America, including Michigan.
During the Revolutionary War, settlers in Michigan favored British rule and often raided American settlements.  At the end of the war in 1783, Michigan came under American control. Detroit and Fort Mackinac however, did not surrender until 1796.
Michigan is divided into Upper and Lower peninsulas by the Straits of Mackinac, which link lakes Michigan and Huron. The two parts of the state are connected by the 5-mile long Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge.
Michigan is the only bi-peninsular state. The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is sometimes called "the mitten," because of its shape.
The Great Lakes account for one-fifth of the world's surface freshwater supply.
The first people in the nation to receive assigned phone numbers lived in Detroit in 1879. 
Michigan is a leading state in the ownership of recreational boats and in the sale of hunting and fishing licenses.
Bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair, Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the United States.
A person in Michigan is never more than 85 miles from Great Lakes water and is never more than 6 miles from a natural water source.
Petoskey Stones are the fossilized remains of a coral that grew in Michigan 350 million years ago.
Petoskey means "rays of rising sun" in Indian. This stone is found nowhere else in the world.
In 1939, the Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car. 
The first state police radio system in the world was established in 1929 by the Michigan State Police. 
The world’s largest weather vane in located in Montague. It stands 48 feet tall and weighs 3,500 pounds. Its wind arrow is 26 feet long. 
Singing sand can be found on the beaches of Grand Haven.  The sand particles make a whistling sound as you walk upon them. 
Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights. 
The first soda pop made in the U.S., Vernor’s ginger ale, was created by accident in 1866 in Detroit.
Michigan's Ethnic Roots: German 20.4%, African 14.2%, Irish 10.7%, English 9.9%, Polish 8.6%.
Religion in Michigan: 82% Christian (58% Protestant, 23% Catholic, 1% Other) 15% No Religion, 2% Muslim, 1% Jewish
Michigan has approximately 40 ski resorts and more than 4,000 miles of snowmobile trails.
Michigan leads the nation in the production of dry navy beans, black beans and cranberries.
Henry Ford, who produced his first experimental car in 1893, founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903. He was the father of modern assembly lines which enabled mass production of large numbers of inexpensive automobiles (a car could be completed in 98 minutes). Ford emassed one of the world's largest fortunes while paying his workers high wages ($5/day in 1914). Henry Ford's philosophy for business: "Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible."


April 5, 2015
Easter Sunday

One of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection from death.
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Arbor Day
April 24, 2015
Arbor Day
is a national holiday enacted in 1872 to encourage people to plant trees and appreciate all the things trees give us.
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer
May 7, 2015
National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting all Americans to pray for our nation. It as created in 1952 by Congress and Pres. Harry S. Truman.
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Mother's Day
May 10, 2015
is Mother's Day! It is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May to honor mothers and motherhood. In 1914, Pres. Woodrow Wilson made this an official holiday in the USA.
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Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day
May 16, 2015
Armed Forces Day
is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the five military branches of the United States' armed forces.
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May 24, 2015

is the day the Christian church was born. On the Jewish feast of Pentecost, 40 days after Jesus rose from the dead, he sent the Holy Spirit to fill his disciples with the empowerment of God's presence.
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Memorial Day
May 25, 2015
Memorial Day
is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service
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