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Michigan example

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Michigan example

  1. 1. MICHIGANTwo Pleasant Peninsulas in one Great State
  2. 2. Our Great State Location  Northern Hemisphere  Great Lake  Mid-west Region
  3. 3. Bountiful Borders Bordering States  Lower Peninsula  Ohio  Indiana  Upper Peninsula  Wisconsin Bordering Countries  Canada
  4. 4. Fun Facts Capitol City: Lansing Michigan became a state in 1837  26th state to join the Union
  5. 5. The Flag Michigan’s current flag was adopted in 1901
  6. 6. State Symbols Bird  Robin  Adopted 1931 Flower  Apple Blossom  Adopted in 1897 Wild Flower  Dwarf Lake Iris  Adopted in 1998
  7. 7. State Symbols - Animals Mammal  White Tailed Deer  Adopted in 1997 Fish  Brook Trout  Adopted in 1965 Reptile  Painted Turtle  Adopted in 1995
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Michigan’s State Song Michigan, My Michigan  By William Otto Miessner and Douglas M. Malloch
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 1668 Sault Ste. Marie is established as the first permanent settlement in Michigan This began the migration of non-Native American people to Michigan
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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”.
  14. 14. 1941 Automobile plants were converted to making tanks for World War II Michigan became known as the “Arsenal of Democracy”.
  15. 15. ClimateAvg. High Temperature90807060504030 Detroit20 Lansing10 0
  16. 16. ClimateAvg. Low Temperature7060504030 Detroit20 Lansing100
  17. 17. Population1,000,000 900,000 800,000 700,000 600,000 500,000 Detroit 400,000 Lansing 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 Population
  18. 18. Are we there yet? Time: A little more than 1 hour and 15 minutes. Distance: Just over 96 miles
  19. 19. Vacation Plans Season: Summer Three places to visit:  Holland  TraverseCity  Mackinac Island
  20. 20. Holland Tulip Festival - May7th – May 11th 2011 3 parades  Wednesday  Thursday  Saturday  Dutch Dancing  Veldheer Tulip Farm  Windmill Island  Holland State Park / Big Red
  21. 21. Traverse City Cherry Festival – first full week in July  AirShow  Craft Show  Parades  Cherry Activities  Pitspitting contest  Pie eating contest
  22. 22. Mackinac Island Best time to travel – Spring – Fall  FortMackinac  Horse and carriage rides  Bicycle around the island

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