Fun Facts Capitol City: Lansing Michigan became a state in 1837 26th state to join the Union
The Flag Michigan’s current flag was adopted in 1901
State Symbols Bird Robin Adopted 1931 Flower Apple Blossom Adopted in 1897 Wild Flower Dwarf Lake Iris Adopted in 1998
State Symbols - Animals Mammal White Tailed Deer Adopted in 1997 Fish Brook Trout Adopted in 1965 Reptile Painted Turtle Adopted in 1995
Other State Symbols State Fossil Mastodon Adopted in 2002 Tree White Pine Adopted in 1955 Gem Chlorastrolite or Green Stone Stone Petosky Stone Adopted in 1965 Soil Kalkaska Sand Adopted in 1990 Insect Green Darner Dragon Fly
Michigan’s State Song Michigan, My Michigan By William Otto Miessner and Douglas M. Malloch
Historical Facts 1668 - Sault Ste. Marie is established as the first permanent settlement in Michigan 1855 – shipping canals in Sault Ste. Marie are opened 1903 - Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company 1941 – automobile plants were converted to making tanks for World War II
1668 Sault Ste. Marie is established as the first permanent settlement in Michigan This began the migration of non-Native American people to Michigan
1855 Shipping canals in Sault Ste. Marie are opened This allowed ships to pass between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, which are at different heights. This allowed for more raw materials to be transported out of the Upper Peninsula.
1903 Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company This lead to the introduction of the assembly line and mass production of automobiles. The Model T was first manufactured in 1908. This put Detroit on the map as the “Motor City”.
1941 Automobile plants were converted to making tanks for World War II Michigan became known as the “Arsenal of Democracy”.
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