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  • 1. Timeline of Michigan’s History
    By: Katie Kindinger
    EDU 290
  • 2. Michigan’s beginnings
    • First discovered in 1610.
    • 3. Governed by the French and Great Britain until 1763.
    • 4. After the Revolutionary War transferred to U.S. in 1783.
    Marion Doss, “Triumph of Patriotism—Washington entering New York” November 11, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
  • 5.
    • Became American possession on July 11, 1776.
    • 6. Michigan Territory created in 1805.
    • 7. Detroit is appointed seat of Government.
    • 8. William Hull appointed first Governor of Michigan territory.
    • 9. Soon after, Detroit was destroyed by fire.
    Michigan beginnings cont’d
    Tim Pearce, “American Flag old glory on flagpole flying” July 3, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
  • 10.
    • Detroit/Ft. Mackinac are surrendered to British in War of 1812.
    • 11. Territorial Capital is built in Detroit in 1828.
    • 12. Capital is built for $24,500.
    • 13. In 1837, Michigan is admitted to the Union as the 26th state.
    19thCentury Michigan
    Patricia Drury, “Detroit- Renaissance Center” March 22, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
  • 14. 19thcentury Michigan cont’d
    • Steven T. Mason, 1st governor of state of Michigan in 1831.
    • 15. State capital is relocated to Lansing, in 1847.
    • 16. Republican Party is organized in Jackson, in 1854.
    Wardmac, “Austin Blair as the Capital” March 28, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
  • 17. 19thcentury Michigan cont’d
    • Between 1861-1865 over 90,000 MI men served during Civil War.
    • 18. New state capital is dedicated in Lansing in1879.
    • 19. Lansing state capital cost $1,510,130.
    • 20. Mackinac Island is named 1st state park in 1895.
    • The Apple Blossom is named state flower in 1897.
    • 21. Olds Motor Company in Detroit names the 1stfactory in America for automobiles in 1899.
    The end of a century
    Paul Miller, “Apple Blossom” May 10, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
  • 22.
    • Ford Motor Company is established in Detroit in 1903.
    • 23. Ford introduces the Ford Model T in 1908.
    • 24. Shortly after, General Motors was created that same year.
    • 25. First primary election is held in 1910.
    • 26. Influenza kills 3,814 in Detroit alone, in 1919.
    20th century Michigan
    Jack Snell, “1908 Ford Model T Touring 9” December 3, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
  • 27. 20th century Michigan cont’d
    • 1st four way traffic light in the world appeared in Detroit in 1920.
    • 28. Robin becomes state bird in 1931.
    • 29. Michigan votes to end prohibition in 1933.
    Jon Shave, “Robin” March 30, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
  • 30. 20th century Michigan cont’d
    • In 1935 Michigan celebrates their centennial of statehood.
    • 31. Detroit is known as the “city of champions” because of all their developing pro sports teams.
    • 32. G. Mennen Williams is elected governor in 1948.
    • 33. Michigan’s longest serving governor
    • 34. Served 6 terms, totaling 14 years.
  • 20th century Michigan cont’d
    • White Pine is adopted as the tree of Michigan in 1955.
    • 35. Mackinac Bridge is completed in 1957.
    • 36. Mackinac Bridge is made to unite the two peninsula's.
    • 37. Petoskey stone is adopted as the state stone in 1965.
  • 20th century Michigan cont’d
    • Michigan native Gerald R. Ford becomes 38th president of the U.S. in 1974.
    • 38. Trout becomes official state fish in 1988.
    Cliff1066, “Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., Thirty-Eighth President (1974-1977)” August 28, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
  • 39. Modern day Michigan
    • Detroit celebrates tercentennial in 2001.
    • 40. Jennifer Granholm is elected 1st female governor in 2002.
    • 41. In 2009, Michigan reached highest unemployment rate in the U.S.
    • 42. Rick Snyder becomes 48th Governor of Michigan in 2011.
  • State information
    • State’s Nickname: “The Wolverine State”
    • 43. Origin of name: from Indian word “Michigana” meaning “great or large lake”
    • 44. Largest City: Detroit
    • 45. Capital: Lansing
  • State symbols
    • Flower: Apple Blossom
    • 46. Bird: Robin
    • 47. Mammal: White-tailed deer
    • 48. Fish: Trout
    • 49. Gem: Isle Royal Greenstone
    • 50. Stone: Petoskey Stone
  • State symbols cont’d
    • Tree: White Pine
    • 51. Soil: Kalkaska Soil Series
    • 52. Reptile: Painted Turtle
    • 53. Wild Flower: Dwarf Lake Iris
  • Michigan points of interest
    • Mackinac Island
    • 54. Pictured Rocks (U.P.)
    • 55. Sleeping Bear Dunes
    • 56. Greenfield Village
    • 57. The Great Lakes
    • 58. Automobile Plants
    Diane Constable, “Mackinac Bridge” September 30, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
  • 59. Michigan facts
    • Largest freshwater shoreline in the world.
    • 60. Detroit is car capital of the world.
    • 61. Detroit zoo was the 1st to exhibit cage-less animals.
    • 62. 4 flags have flown over MI– French, English, Spanish, and the U.S.
  • Michigan facts cont’d
    • Only state to touch 4 of 5 great lakes.
    • 63. The U.P. has largest deposit of native copper in the world.
    • 64. More shoreline than any other state, except Alaska.
    • 65. No more wolverines live in MI, though it is called the “wolverine state.”
  • Works cited
    Michigan Facts and Trivia . Sylvan, 2011. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.50states.com/facts/michigan.htm>.
    Michigan History Timeline. N.p., 2004. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/state-history-timeline/michigan.html>.
    Michigan. Pearson, 2000. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108228.html>.
    Wilson, Vicki, and Debbie Axtman. Michigan History. USGenNET, 2000. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mi/state/mihis.htm>.