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State of Michigan
Flag of Michigan State seal of Michigan
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Great Lakes State;
The Wolverine State;
The Automotive State;
Water-Winter Wonderland;
The Lady of Lake;
The Auto State
Motto(s): Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)
before statehood, known as
the Michigan Territory
Map of the United States with Michigan highlighted
Official language(s) None (English, de-facto)
Demonym Michigander
Michiganian
Capital Lansing
Largest city Detroit
Largest metro area Metro Detroit
Area  Ranked 11th in the US
 - Total 97,990 sq mi
(253,793 km2)
 - Width 386[1] miles (621 km)
 - Length 456[1] miles (734 km)
 - % water 41.5
 - Latitude 41° 41' N to 48° 18' N
 - Longitude 82° 7' W to 90° 25' W
Population  Ranked 8th in the US
 - Total 10,045,697 (2008 est.)[2]
 - Density 179/sq mi  (67.55/km2)
Ranked 16th in the US
 - Median income  $44,627 (21st)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Mount Arvon[3]
1,979 ft  (603 m)
 - Mean 902 ft  (275 m)
 - Lowest point Lake Erie[3]
571 ft  (174 m)
Admission to Union  January 26, 1837 (26th)
Governor Jennifer Granholm (D)
Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry (D)
U.S. Senators Carl Levin (D)
Debbie Stabenow (D)
U.S. House delegation 8 Democrats, 7 Republicans (list)
Time zones  
 - most of state Eastern: UTC-5/-4
 - 4 U.P. counties Central: UTC-6/-5
Abbreviations MI Mich. US-MI
Website http://www.michigan.gov
Michigan (Listeni /ˈmɪʃɪɡən/) is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The name Michigan is a French adaptation of the Ojibwe word mishigama, meaning "large water" or "large lake".[1][4]
Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States. It has the longest freshwater shoreline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair.[5] In 2005, Michigan ranked third among US states for the number of registered recreational boats, behind California and Florida.[6] Michigan has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds.[7] A person in the state is never more than six miles (10 km) from a natural water source or more than 87.2 miles (140.3 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline.[8] It is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River.
Michigan is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often dubbed "the mitten" by residents, owing to its shape. .When asked where in Michigan one comes from, a resident of the Lower Peninsula may often point to the corresponding part of his or her hand.^ Marquette - Big Bay Point Lighthouse - There have been two sightings of a man in the residence part of the house..
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The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as "The U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km)-wide channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Upper Peninsula is economically important for tourism and natural resources.
Michigan has highly educated residents and ranks fourth in high-tech employment. However, due to industrial restructuring and loss of blue-collar jobs, Michigan also has the highest rate of unemployment in the U.S., with a rate of 14.6% in December 2009.

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History

Michigan was home to various Native American cultures for thousands of years before colonization by Europeans. When the first European explorers arrived, the most populous and influential tribes were Algonquian peoples, specifically, the Ottawa, the Anishnabe (called Chippewa in French, after their language Ojibwe), and the Potawatomi. .The Anishnabe, whose numbers are estimated to have been between 25,000 and 35,000, were the most populous.^ Crowd numbers are not released by speedway officials, but media estimates put the crowd at about 125,000 -- 35,000 under what is considered to be a capacity crowd at the track.Speedway.
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Although the Anishnabe were well-established in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, they also inhabited northern Ontario, northern Wisconsin, southern Manitoba, and northern and north-central Minnesota. The Ottawa lived primarily south of the Straits of Mackinac in northern and western Michigan, while the Potawatomi were primarily in the southwest. The three nations co-existed peacefully as part of a loose confederation called the Council of Three Fires. Other First Nations people in Michigan, in the south and east, were the Mascouten, the Menominee, the Miami, and the Wyandot, who are better known by their French name, Huron.

17th century

French voyageurs, explored and settled in Michigan in the 17th century. The first Europeans to reach what later became Michigan were those of Étienne Brûlé's expedition in 1622. The first permanent European settlement was founded in 1668 on the site where Father (Père, in French) Jacques Marquette established Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan as a Catholic mission to minister to the Ottawa Indians, and to serve as a regional headquarters for further Catholic missionary activities in the upper Great Lakes area.[9] It was here that the first European building was erected in Michigan, within the US Midwest, and also within what is now the Canadian province of Ontario.
Soon afterward, in 1671 the outlying mission of Saint Ignace was founded approximately 50 miles south. Then in 1675 the mission of Marquette was also founded approximately 200 miles to the west of Sault Ste. Marie, on the south shore of Lake Superior. Together with Sault Ste. Marie, these three original Jesuit missions are the first three European-founded cities in Michigan. Due to the generally skilled, tolerant and helpful manner of these early Jesuit missionaries, the Indian populations in the area received these missions well, with relatively few difficulties or hostilities, despite the fact that the ratio of the European populations, vs: the native populations of these settlements was usually in favor of the native Indians from early on. "The Soo" (Sault Ste. Marie) has the distinction of being the oldest city in both Michigan and Ontario. It was split into two cities in 1818, a year after the U.S.-Canada boundary in the Great Lakes was finally established by the U.S.-U.K. Joint Border Commission following the War of 1812.
In 1679, Lord La Salle of France directed the construction of the Griffin, the first European sailing vessel built on the upper Great Lakes. That same year, La Salle built Fort Miami at present-day St. Joseph.

18th century

Michigan in 1718, Guillaume de L'Isle map, approximate state area highlighted.
In 1701 French explorer and army officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Le Fort Ponchartrain du Détroit or "Fort Ponchartrain on-the-Strait" on the strait, known as the Detroit River, between lakes Saint Clair and Erie. Cadillac had convinced King Louis XIV's chief minister, Louis Phélypeaux, Comte de Pontchartrain, that a permanent community there would strengthen French control over the upper Great Lakes and repel British aspirations.
The hundred soldiers and workers who accompanied Cadillac built a fort enclosing one arpent[10][11] (about .85 acre, the equivalent of just under 200 feet (61 m) per side) and named it Fort Pontchartrain. Cadillac's wife, Marie Thérèse Guyon, soon moved to Detroit, becoming one of the first European women to settle in the Michigan wilderness. The town quickly became a major fur-trading and shipping post. The Église de Saint-Anne (Church of Saint Ann) was founded the same year. While the original building does not survive, the congregation of that name continues to be active today.
At the same time, the French strengthened Fort Michilimackinac at the Straits of Mackinac to better control their lucrative fur-trading empire. By the mid-eighteenth century, the French also occupied forts at present-day Niles and Sault Ste. Marie, though most of the rest of the region remained unsettled by Europeans.
From 1660 to the end of French rule, Michigan was part of the Royal Province of New France.[12] In 1759, following the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in the French and Indian War (1754–1763), Québec City fell to British forces. This marked Britain's victory in the Seven Years War. Under the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Michigan and the rest of New France east of the Mississippi River passed to Great Britain.[13]
During the American Revolutionary War, Detroit was an important British supply center. Most of the inhabitants were French-Canadians or Native Americans, many of whom had been allied with the French. Because of imprecise cartography and unclear language defining the boundaries in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, the British retained control of Detroit and Michigan after the American Revolution. When Quebec was split into Lower and Upper Canada in 1790, Michigan was part of Kent County, Upper Canada. It held its first democratic elections in August 1792 to send delegates to the new provincial parliament at Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake).[14]
.Under terms negotiated in the 1794 Jay Treaty, Britain withdrew from Detroit and Michilimackinac in 1796. Questions remained over the boundary for many years, and the United States did not have uncontested control of the Upper Peninsula and Drummond Island until 1818 and 1847, respectively.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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19th century

During the War of 1812, Michigan Territory (effectively consisting of Detroit and the surrounding area) was captured by the British and nominally returned to Upper Canada. .United States forces pushed the British out in 1813 and moved into Canada.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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The Treaty of Ghent implemented the policy of Status Quo Ante Bellum or "Just as Things Were Before the War." That meant Michigan would remain as part of the United States, and the agreement to establish a joint US-UK boundary commission also remained valid. Subsequent to the findings of that commission in 1817, control of the Upper Peninsula and of islands in the St. Clair River delta was transferred from Ontario to Michigan in 1818. Mackinac Island (to which the British had moved their Michilimackinac army base) was transferred to the U.S. in 1847.
Lumbering pines in the late 1800s
.The population grew slowly until the opening of the Erie Canal in New York State 1825. This brought a large influx of settlers from New York and New England to Ohio and Michigan because it made transportation by ships through the Great Lakes possible.^ The state of Michigan, with its many junkyards is the 8th most populated state in the whole of the US. It has an incredible amount of freshwater shoreline (the longest in the entire world), being bound by the 'Great Lakes' in addition to Lake Saint Clair.
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^ There are multiple Michigan Salvage Yards that will allow you, the shopper to get a great part on a Detroit OEM part at a fraction of the cost as new.
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Farm products, such as grain, and resource commodities, such as lumber and iron ore, could be shipped to the port of New York and elsewhere by Great Lakes and Erie Canal-Hudson River traffic. .By the 1830s, Michigan had 80,000 residents, which were more than enough to allow it to qualify and apply for statehood.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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The connection between the Great Lakes states and New York increased the wealth of all.
In 1836 residents formed a state government, although Congressional recognition was delayed pending resolution of a boundary dispute with Ohio. Both states claimed a 468-square-mile (1,210 km2) strip of land that included the newly incorporated city of Toledo on Lake Erie and an area to the west then known as the "Great Black Swamp." The dispute came to be called the Toledo War. Michigan and Ohio militia maneuvered in the area but never exchanged fire. Congress awarded the "Toledo Strip" to Ohio. Michigan received the western part of the Upper Peninsula as a concession and formally entered the Union on January 26, 1837.
Thought at first to be nearly valueless, the Upper Peninsula was discovered to be a rich and important source of lumber, iron and copper. These became the state's most sought-after natural resources and generated early wealth. Geologist Douglass Houghton and land surveyor William Austin Burt were among the first to document many of these resources. Developers rushed to the state. Michigan led the nation in lumber production from 1850s to the 1880s. The lumber harvested in Michigan was shipped to the rapidly developing prairie states, Chicago, the eastern states, and all the way to Europe.
The first official meeting of the Republican Party took place July 6, 1854 in Jackson, Michigan, where the party adopted its platform. .Michigan made a significant contribution to the Union in the American Civil War and sent more than forty regiments of volunteers to the Federal armies.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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Communities and the state rapidly set up systems for public education, including founding the University of Michigan, for a classical academic education, and Ypsilanti Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University, for the training of teachers. Michigan State University in Lansing was founded as a land-grant college. In the early 1900s, Michigan was the first state to offer a four-year curriculum in a normal college.

20th century to present

Michigan's economy underwent a transformation at the turn of the 20th century. The birth of the automotive industry, with Henry Ford's first plant in Highland Park, marked the beginning of a new era in transportation. Like the steamship and railroad, it was a far-reaching development. More than the forms of public transportation, the automobile transformed private life. .It became the major industry of Detroit and Michigan, and permanently altered the socio-economic life of the United States and much of the world.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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With the growth of the auto industry, jobs were created in Detroit that attracted immigrants from eastern and southern Europe and migrants from across the country, including both whites and blacks from the rural South. By 1910 Detroit was the fourth largest city in the nation. Residential housing was in short supply, and it took years for the market to catch up with the population boom. By the 1930s, so many immigrants had arrived that more than 30 languages were spoken in the public schools, and ethnic communities celebrated in annual heritage festivals.
Skyscrapers in downtown Detroit.
Blacks moved to Detroit as one of the destinations in the Great Migration from the South, as they could find better work there. Over the years they contributed greatly to its diverse urban culture. African Americans from Detroit created national popular music trends, such as the influential Motown Sound of the 1960s led by a variety of individual singers and groups.
.Grand Rapids, the second-largest city in Michigan, is also a center of automotive manufacturing.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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Since 1838, the city had also been noted for its thriving furniture industry. Started because of ready sources of lumber, the furniture industry declined in the late 20th century through competition with other regional firms and overseas industry.
.Michigan held its first United States presidential primary election in 1910. With its rapid growth in industry, it was an important center of union industry-wide organizing, such as the rise of the United Auto Workers.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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.In 1920 WWJ in Detroit became the first radio station in the United States to regularly broadcast commercial programs.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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Throughout that decade, some of the country's largest and most ornate skyscrapers were built in the city. Particularly noteworthy are the Fisher Building, Cadillac Place, and the Guardian Building, each of which is a National Historic Landmarks (NHL).
Detroit boomed through the 1950s, at one point doubling its population in a decade. After World War II, housing development spread outside cities to answer pent-up demand. Newly built highways allowed commuters to navigate the region more easily. In Detroit as elsewhere, those who could afford to, began to move to newer housing in the suburbs.
Michigan is the leading auto-producing state in the U.S., although some of the industry has shifted to less-expensive labor in the Southern United States and overseas.[15] With more than ten million residents, Michigan remains a large and influential state, ranking eighth in population among the fifty states.
The Metro Detroit area in the southeast corner of the state is the largest metropolitan area in Michigan (roughly 50% of the population resides there) and one of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the country. The Grand Rapids/Holland/Muskegon metropolitan area on the west side of the state is the fastest-growing metro area in the state, with over 1.3 million residents as of 2006.
Metro Detroit's population is growing. Detroit's population is stablizing with a strong redevelopment in the city's central district with a significant rise in population in its outskirts are contributing to some population inflow. A period of economic transition, especially in manufacturing, has caused economic difficulties in the region since the recession of 2001.

Government

State government

Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: the executive branch consisting of the Governor of Michigan and the other independently elected constitutional officers; the legislative branch consisting of the House of Representatives and Senate; and the judicial branch consisting of the one court of justice. The state also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall, and ratification. Lansing is the state capital and is home to all three branches of state government.
.The Governor of Michigan and the other state constitutional officers serve four-year terms and may be re-elected only once.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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The current Governor is Jennifer Granholm. Michigan has two official Governor's Residences; one is in Lansing, and the other is at Mackinac Island.
The Michigan Legislature consists of a 38-member Senate and 110-member House of Representatives. Senators serve four-year terms and Representatives two. The Michigan State Capitol was dedicated in 1879 and has hosted the state's executive and legislative branches ever since.

Law

Michigan Supreme Court at the Hall of Justice
The Michigan Court System consists of two courts with primary jurisdiction (the Circuit Courts and the District Courts), one intermediate level appellate court (the Michigan Court of Appeals), and the Michigan Supreme Court. There are several administrative courts and specialized courts. The Michigan Constitution provides for voter initiative and referendum (Article II, § 9,[16] defined as "the power to propose laws and to enact and reject laws, called the initiative, and the power to approve or reject laws enacted by the legislature, called the referendum. The power of initiative extends only to laws which the legislature may enact under this constitution").
In 1846 Michigan was the first state in the Union, as well as the first English-speaking government in the world,[17][18] to abolish the death penalty. Historian David Chardavoyne has suggested that the movement to abolish capital punishment in Michigan grew as a result of enmity toward the state's neighbor, Canada. Under British rule, it made public executions a regular practice.

Politics

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D).
Presidential elections results[19]
Year Republicans Democrats
2008 40.89% 2,048,639 57.33% 2,872,579
2004 47.81% 2,313,746 51.23% 2,479,183
2000 46.14% 1,953,139 51.28% 2,170,418
1996 38.48% 1,481,212 51.69% 1,989,653
1992 36.38% 1,554,940 43.77% 1,871,182
1988 53.57% 1,965,486 45.67% 1,675,783
1984 59.23% 2,251,571 40.24% 1,529,638
1980 48.99% 1,915,225 42.50% 1,661,532
1976 51.83% 1,893,742 46.44% 1,696,714
1972 56.20% 1,961,721 41.81% 1,459,435
1968 41.46% 1,370,665 48.18% 1,593,082
1964 33.10% 1,060,152 66.70% 2,136,615
1960 48.84% 1,620,428 50.85% 1,687,269
Voters in the state elect candidates from both major parties. Economic issues are important in Michigan elections. The three-term Republican Governor John Engler (1991–2003) preceded the current Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. The state has re-elected its current Republican Attorney General Mike Cox since 2003. Michigan supported the election of Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
However, the state has supported Democrats in the last five presidential election cycles. In 2008, Barack Obama carried the state over John McCain, winning Michigan's seventeen electoral votes with 57% of the vote. Democrats have won each of the last three, nine of the last ten, and fifteen of the last eighteen U.S. Senate elections in Michigan with confidence on national economic issues posing a challenge. Republican strength is greatest in the western, northern, and rural parts of the state, especially in the Grand Rapids area. Republicans also do well in suburban Detroit, which tends to be an important factor in deciding statewide elections. Democrats are strongest in the east, especially in the cities of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Saginaw.
Historically, the first formal meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan on July 6, 1854[20] and the party thereafter dominated Michigan until the Great Depression. In the 1912 election, Michigan was one of the six states to support progressive Republican and third-party candidate Theodore Roosevelt for President after he lost the Republican nomination to William Howard Taft.
Michigan remained fairly reliably Republican at the presidential level for much of the twentieth century. It was part of Greater New England, the northern tier of states settled chiefly by migrants from New England who carried their culture with them. The state was one of only a handful to back Wendell Willkie over Franklin Roosevelt in 1940, and supported Thomas E. Dewey in his losing bid against Harry Truman in 1948. Michigan went to the Democrats in presidential elections during the 1960s, and voted for Republican Richard Nixon in 1972.
.Michigan was the home of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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He was born in Nebraska and moved as an infant to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up there.[21][22] The Gerald R. Ford Museum is located in Grand Rapids.

Administrative divisions

State government is decentralized among three tiers — statewide, county and township. Counties are administrative divisions of the state, and townships are administrative divisions of a county. Both of them exercise state government authority, localized to meet the particular needs of their jurisdictions, as provided by state law. There are 83 counties in Michigan.
Cities, state universities, and villages are vested with home rule powers of varying degrees. Home rule cities can generally do anything that is not prohibited by law. The fifteen state universities have broad power and can do anything within the parameters of their status as educational institutions that is not prohibited by the state constitution. Villages, by contrast, have limited home rule and are not completely autonomous from the county and township in which they are located.
There are two types of township in Michigan: general law township and charter. Charter township status was created by the Legislature in 1947 and grants additional powers and stream-lined administration in order to provide greater protection against annexation by a city. As of April 2001, there were 127 charter townships in Michigan. In general, charter townships have many of the same powers as a city but without the same level of obligations. For example, a charter township can have its own fire department, water and sewer department, police department, and so on—just like a city—but it is not required to have those things, whereas cities must provide those services. Charter townships can opt to use county-wide services instead, such as deputies from the county sheriff's office instead of a home-based force of ordinance officers.

Geography

Michigan map, including territorial waters.
Aerial view of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
The Pointe Mouillee State Game Area.
Michigan consists of two peninsulas that lie between 82°30' to about 90°30' west longitude, and are separated by the Straits of Mackinac. The 45th parallel north runs through the state—marked by highway signs and the Polar-Equator Trail[23]—along a line including Mission Point Light near Traverse City, the towns of Gaylord and Alpena and Menominee in the Upper Peninsula. With the exception of two small areas that are drained by the Mississippi River by way of the Wisconsin River in the Upper Peninsula and by way of the Kankakee-Illinois River in the Lower Peninsula, Michigan is drained by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed and is the only state with the majority of its land thus drained.
The Great Lakes that border Michigan from east to west are Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. .It has more lighthouses than any other state.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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The state is bounded on the south by the states of Ohio and Indiana, sharing land and water boundaries with both. Michigan's western boundaries are almost entirely water boundaries, from south to north, with Illinois and Wisconsin in Lake Michigan; then a land boundary with Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, that is principally demarcated by the Menominee and Montreal Rivers; then water boundaries again, in Lake Superior, with Wisconsin and Minnesota to the west, capped around by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north and east.
The heavily forested Upper Peninsula is relatively mountainous in the west. The Porcupine Mountains, which are part of one of the oldest mountain chains in the world,[24] rise to an altitude of almost 2,000 feet (610 m) above sea level and form the watershed between the streams flowing into Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The surface on either side of this range is rugged. The state's highest point, in the Huron Mountains northwest of Marquette, is Mount Arvon at 1,979 feet (603 m). The peninsula is as large as Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island combined but has fewer than 330,000 inhabitants. They are sometimes called "Yoopers" (from "U.P.'ers"), and their speech (the "Yooper dialect") has been heavily influenced by the numerous Scandinavian and Canadian immigrants who settled the area during the lumbering and mining boom of the late nineteenth century.
The Lower Peninsula, shaped like a mitten, is 277 miles (446 km) long from north to south and 195 miles (314 km) from east to west and occupies nearly two-thirds of the state's land area. The surface of the peninsula is generally level, broken by conical hills and glacial moraines usually not more than a few hundred feet tall. It is divided by a low water divide running north and south. .The larger portion of the state is on the west of this and gradually slopes toward Lake Michigan.^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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The highest point in the Lower Peninsula is either Briar Hill at 1,705 feet (520 m), or one of several points nearby in the vicinity of Cadillac. The lowest point is the surface of Lake Erie at 571 feet (174 m).
The geographic orientation of Michigan's peninsulas makes for a long distance between the ends of the state. Ironwood, in the far western Upper Peninsula, lies 630 highway miles (1,015 km) from Lambertville in the Lower Peninsula's southeastern corner. The geographic isolation of the Upper Peninsula from Michigan's political and population centers makes the U.P. culturally and economically distinct. Occasionally U.P. residents have called for secession from Michigan and establishment as a new state to be called "Superior."
A feature of Michigan that gives it the distinct shape of a mitten is the Thumb. This peninsula projects out into Lake Huron and the Saginaw Bay. The geography of the Thumb is mainly flat with a few rolling hills. .Other peninsulas of Michigan include the Keweenaw Peninsula, making up the Copper Country region of the state.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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The Leelanau Peninsula lies in the Northern Lower Michigan region. See Also Michigan Regions
Numerous lakes and marshes mark both peninsulas, and the coast is much indented. Keweenaw Bay, Whitefish Bay, and the Big and Little Bays De Noc are the principal indentations on the Upper Peninsula. The Grand and Little Traverse, Thunder, and Saginaw bays indent the Lower Peninsula. Michigan has the ninth longest shoreline of any state—3,224 miles (5,189 km)[5]. An additional 1,056 miles (1,699 km) can be added if islands are included[citation needed].
The state has numerous large islands, the principal ones being the North Manitou and South Manitou, Beaver, and Fox groups in Lake Michigan; Isle Royale and Grande Isle in Lake Superior; Marquette, Bois Blanc, and Mackinac islands in Lake Huron; and Neebish, Sugar, and Drummond islands in St. Mary's River. Michigan has about 150 lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state. .The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. They were built to project light at night and to serve as a landmark during the day to safely guide the passenger ships and freighters traveling the Great Lakes.^ They turned on the lights on the first floor.
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^ The activity has definitely calmed down a lot since the time they were first built.
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^ They say to this day, you can see the woman's ghost walk across the road and weep at her son's grave and every night a mysterious light will shine in the upstairs bedroom window and then suddenly go out.
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See Lighthouses in the United States.
The state's rivers are generally small, short and shallow, and few are navigable. The principal ones include the Detroit River, St. Marys River, and St. Clair River which connect the Great Lakes; the Au Sable, Cheboygan, and Saginaw, which flow into Lake Huron; the Ontonagon, and Tahquamenon, which flow into Lake Superior; and the St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Grand, Muskegon, Manistee, and Escanaba, which flow into Lake Michigan. .The state has 11,037 inland lakes and 38,575 square miles (99,910 km2) of Great Lakes waters and rivers in addition to 1,305 square miles (3,380 km2) of inland water.^ The state of Michigan, with its many junkyards is the 8th most populated state in the whole of the US. It has an incredible amount of freshwater shoreline (the longest in the entire world), being bound by the 'Great Lakes' in addition to Lake Saint Clair.
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No point in Michigan is more than six miles (10 km) from an inland lake or more than 85 miles (137 km) from one of the Great Lakes.[25]

Adjacent states & provinces

Protected lands

The state is home to one national park: Isle Royale National Park, located in Lake Superior, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Other national protected areas in the state include: Keweenaw National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Huron National Forest, Manistee National Forest, Hiawatha National Forest, Ottawa National Forest and Father Marquette National Memorial. The largest section of the North Country National Scenic Trail also passes through Michigan.
With 78 state parks, 19 state recreation areas, and 6 state forests, Michigan has the largest state park and state forest system of any state. These parks and forests include Holland State Park, Mackinac Island State Park, Au Sable State Forest, and Mackinaw State Forest.

Climate

Michigan USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
Michigan has a humid continental climate, although there are two distinct regions. The southern and central parts of the Lower Peninsula (south of Saginaw Bay and from the Grand Rapids area southward) have a warmer climate (Koppen climate classification Dfa) with hot summers and cold winters. The northern part of Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula has a more severe climate (Koppen Dfb), with warm, but shorter summers and longer, cold to very cold winters. Some parts of the state average high temperatures below freezing from December through February, and into early March in the far northern parts. During the winter through the middle of February the state is frequently subjected to heavy lake-effect snow. The state averages from 30–40 inches (76–100 cm) of precipitation annually.
The entire state averages 30 days of thunderstorm activity per year. These can be severe, especially in the southern part of the state. The state averages 17 tornadoes per year, which are more common in the extreme southern portion of the state. Portions of the southern border have been nearly as vulnerable historically as parts of Tornado Alley. Farther north, in the Upper Peninsula, tornadoes are rare.[26]
Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures For Various Michigan Cities in °FC)
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Detroit 31/18
(-1/-8)
34/20
(1/-7)
45/28
(7/-2)
58/38
(14/3)
70/49
(21/9)
79/59
(26/15)
83/64
(28/18)
81/62
(27/17)
74/54
(23/12)
61/42
(16/6)
48/34
(9/1)
36/23
(2/-5)
Flint 29/13
(-2/-11)
32/15
(0/-9)
43/24
(6/-4)
56/35
(13/2)
69/45
(21/7)
78/55
(26/13)
82/59
(28/15)
80/57
(27/14)
72/49
(22/9)
60/39
(16/4)
46/30
(8/-1)
34/19
(1/-7)
Grand Rapids 29/16
(-2/-9)
33/17
(1/-8)
43/26
(6/-3)
57/36
(14/2)
70/47
(21/8)
78/56
(26/13)
82/60
(28/16)
80/59
(27/15)
72/51
(22/11)
60/40
(11/4)
46/31
(8/-1)
34/21
(1/-6)
Lansing 29/14
(-2/-10)
33/15
(1/-9)
44/24
(7/-4)
57/34
(14/1)
69/45
(21/7)
78/54
(26/12)
82/58
(28/14)
80/57
(27/14)
72/49
(22/9)
60/39
(16/4)
46/30
(8/-1)
34/20
(1/-7)
Marquette 20/3
(-7/-16)
24/5
(-4/-15)
33/14
(1/-10)
46/27
(8/-3)
62/39
(17/4)
70/48
(21/9)
75/54
(24/12)
73/52
(23/11)
63/44
(17/7)
51/34
(11/1)
35/22
(2/-6)
24/10
(-4/-12)
Muskegon 30/17
(-1/-8)
32/18
(0/-8)
42/25
(6/-4)
55/35
(13/2)
67/45
(19/7)
76/54
(24/12)
80/60
(27/16)
78/59
(26/15)
70/51
(21/11)
59/41
(15/5)
46/32
(8/0)
35/23
(2/-5)
Sault Ste Marie 22/5
(-6/-15)
24/7
(-4/-14)
34/16
(1/-9)
48/29
(9/-2)
63/39
(17/4)
71/46
(22/7)
76/52
(24/11)
74/52
(23/11)
65/45
(18/7)
53/36
(12/2)
39/26
(12/-3)
27/13
(-3/-11)
[4]

Geology

The geological formation of the state is greatly varied. Primary boulders are found over the entire surface of the Upper Peninsula (being principally of primitive origin), while Secondary deposits cover the entire Lower Peninsula. The Upper Peninsula exhibits Lower Silurian sandstones, limestones, copper and iron bearing rocks, corresponding to the Huronian system of Canada. The central portion of the Lower Peninsula contains coal measures and rocks of the Permo-Carboniferous period. Devonian and sub-Carboniferous deposits are scattered over the entire state.

Demographics

Michigan population distribution.
Map showing ancestry.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 3,757
1810 4,762 26.8%
1820 7,452 56.5%
1830 28,004 275.8%
1840 212,267 658.0%
1850 397,654 87.3%
1860 749,113 88.4%
1870 1,184,059 58.1%
1880 1,636,937 38.2%
1890 2,093,890 27.9%
1900 2,420,982 15.6%
1910 2,810,173 16.1%
1920 3,668,412 30.5%
1930 4,842,325 32.0%
1940 5,256,106 8.5%
1950 6,371,766 21.2%
1960 7,823,194 22.8%
1970 8,875,083 13.4%
1980 9,262,078 4.4%
1990 9,295,297 0.4%
2000 9,938,444 6.9%
Est. 2008 10,045,697 [2] 1.1%
As of the July 1, 2008 population estimate, Michigan has an estimated population of 10,003,422, an increase of 64,930, or 0.7%, since the year 2000. As of 2000, the state had the 8th largest population in the Union.
The center of population of Michigan is located in Shiawassee County, in the southeastern corner of the civil township of Bennington, which is located directly north of the village of Morrice.[27]
As of 2005-2007 three-year estimate, the state had a foreign-born population of 610,173, or 6% of the total population. In recent years, the foreign-born population in the state has grown. Michigan has the largest Dutch-American, Finnish-American and Macedonian-American populations in the United States. As of 2008 the population of Caucasians made up 79.6% of the population, Black or African American at 14.2%, Hispanic or Latino at 4.1%, American Native at 0.6%, Asian at 2.4%, Hawaiian or other is less than 0.1%.[2]
The five largest reported ancestries in Michigan are: German (20.4%), African American (14.2%), Irish (10.8%), English (9.9%), and Polish (8.6%).
Michigan has a large white population (79.6%). Americans of European descent including German, Irish, French, and British ancestry live throughout most of Michigan and Metro Detroit. People of Nordic (especially Finnish) and Cornish ancestry have a notable presence in the Upper Peninsula. Western Michigan is known for the Dutch heritage of many residents (the highest concentration of any state), especially in metropolitan Grand Rapids. Metro Detroit also has residents of Polish and Irish descent.
Dearborn has become the center of a large Arab-American community, now mostly Lebanese, who immigrated for jobs in the auto industry in the 1920s.[28] About 300,000 people trace their roots to the Middle East.[29] African-Americans, who came to Detroit and other northern cities in the Great Migration of the early 20th century, form a majority of the population of the city of Detroit and of other industrial cities, including Flint and Benton Harbor.
An individual from Michigan is called a "Michigander" or "Michiganian".[30] Also at times, but rarely, a "Michiganite".[31] Residents of the Upper Peninsula are sometimes referred to as "Yoopers" (a phonetic pronunciation of "U.P.ers"), and Upper Peninsula residents sometimes refer to those from the lower as "trolls" (they live below the bridge).[32]
Demographics of Michigan (csv)
By race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 83.05% 14.92% 1.26% 2.10% 0.08%
2000 (Hispanic only) 2.98% 0.22% 0.11% 0.03% 0.01%
2005 (total population) 82.65% 15.05% 1.21% 2.57% 0.08%
2005 (Hispanic only) 3.51% 0.23% 0.11% 0.05% 0.02%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 1.35% 2.77% -2.51% 24.24% 12.50%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 0.66% 2.67% -2.71% 24.04% 10.70%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 19.89% 9.70% -0.48% 36.87% 20.51%
* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Religion

The Roman Catholic Church was the only organized religion in Michigan until the 19th century, reflecting the territory's French colonial roots. Detroit's St. Anne's parish, established in 1701, is the second-oldest Catholic parish in the country.[33] French-Canadian Catholics were reduced to a small minority by the influx of Protestants from the United States in the early 19th century. By the mid-19th century, there was a wave of immigration of Catholics from Ireland and, later, from eastern and southern Europe.
Change was rapid in the 19th century. The Lutheran Church was introduced by German and Scandinavian immigrants; Lutheranism is second largest religious denomination in the state. The first Jewish synagogue in the state was Temple Beth El, founded by twelve German Jewish families in Detroit in 1850.[34] Islam was introduced by immigrants from the Near East during the 20th century.[35]
The largest denomination by number of adherents, according to a survey in the year 2000, was the Roman Catholic Church with 2,019,926 parishioners. The largest Protestant denominations were the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod with 244,231 adherents; followed by the United Methodist Church with 222,269; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 160,836 adherents. In the same survey, Jewish adherents in the state of Michigan were estimated at 110,000, and Muslims at 80,515.[36]

Economy

Michigan is the center of the American automotive industry. Pictured is the Ford Shelby GT500 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The GT500 is manufactured in Ford's Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated Michigan's 2004 gross state product at $372 billion.[37] Per capita personal income in 2003 was $31,178 and ranked twentieth in the nation. In May 2009, Michigan's unemployment rate rose to 14.1%,[38] the highest in the nation during the recession.
Top Fortune Companies
in Michigan for 2009

(ranked by revenues)
with State and U.S. rankings.
State Corporation US
1 General Motors 3
2 Ford 7
3 DOW 40
4 Delphi 83
5 Whirlpool 127
6 Lear 130
7 Pulte Homes 170
8 TRW Automotive 185
9 Masco 190
10 Penske Automotive 205
11 Visteon 219
12 Kellogg 232
13 Arvin Meritor 253
14 DTE Energy 279
15 CMS Energy 341
16 Federal-Mogul 361
17 Autoliv 376
18 Kelly Services 408
19 Stryker 422
20 Auto-Owners 444
21 BorgWarner 481
22 Borders Group 516
23 American Axle 618
24 Tower Automotive 668
25 Steelcase 670
26 Universal Forest 705
27 Hayes-Lemmerz 793
28 Dura Automotive 806
29 Cooper Standard 814
30 Affinia Group 816
31 Spartan Stores 846
32 La-Z-Boy 880
33 Tecumseh 920
34 Herman Miller 940
See also:
List of Michigan companies
Source: Fortune [39]
Some of the major industries/products/services include automobiles, cereal products, pizza, information technology, aerospace, military equipment, copper, iron, and furniture. Michigan is the third leading grower of Christmas trees with 60,520 acres (245 km2) of land dedicated to Christmas tree farming.[40][41] The beverage Vernors was invented in Michigan in 1866, sharing the title of oldest soft drink with Hires Root Beer. Faygo was founded in Detroit on November 4, 1907. Two of the top four pizza chains were founded in Michigan and are headquartered there: Domino's Pizza by Tom Monaghan and Little Caesars Pizza by Mike Ilitch.
Michigan has experienced economic difficulties brought on by volatile stock market disruptions following the September 11, 2001 attacks. This caused a pension and benefit fund crisis for many American companies, including General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Since the early 2000s recession and the September 11, 2001 attacks, GM, Ford, and Chrysler have struggled to overcome the benefit funds crisis which followed an ensuing volatile stock market which had caused a severe underfunding condition in the respective U.S. pension and benefit funds (OPEB). Although manufacturing in the state grew 6.6% from 2001 to 2006,[15] the high speculative price of oil became a factor for the U.S. auto industry during the economic crisis of 2008 impacting industry revenues.
During this economic crisis, President George W. Bush extended loans from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) funds in order to help the GM and Chrysler bridge the recession.[42] In January 2009, President Barack Obama formed an automotive task force in order to help the industry recover and achieve renewed prosperity for the region. With retiree health care costs a significant issue,[43][44] General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler reached agreements with the United Auto Workers Union to transfer the liabilities for their respective health care and benefit funds to a 501(c)(9) Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA). In spite of these efforts, the severity of the recession required Detroit's automakers to take additional steps to restructure, including idling many plants. With the U.S. Treasury extending the necessary debtor in possession financing, Chrysler and GM filled separate 'pre-packaged' Chapter 11 restructurings in May and June 2009 respectively.[45]
Michigan ranks fourth nationally in high tech employment with 568,000 high tech workers, which includes 70,000 in the automotive industry.[46] Michigan typically ranks third or fourth in overall Research & development (R&D) expenditures in the United States.[47][48] Its research and development, which includes automotive, comprises a higher percentage of the state's overall gross domestic product than for any other U.S. state.[49] The state is an important source of engineering job opportunities. The domestic auto industry accounts directly and indirectly for one of every ten jobs in the U.S.[50]
Michigan ranked second nationally in new corporate facilities and expansions in 2004. From 1997 to 2004, Michigan was listed as the only state to top the 10,000 mark for the number of major new developments;[15][51] however, the effects of the late 2000s recession have slowed the state's economy. In 2008, Michigan ranked third in a survey among the states for luring new business which measured capital investment and new job creation per one million population.[52] In August 2009, Michigan and Detroit's auto industry received $1.36 B in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy for the manufacture of electric vehicle technologies which is expected to generate 6,800 immediate jobs and employ 40,000 in the state by 2020.[53]
As leading research institutions, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University,and Wayne State University are important partners in the state's economy and the state's University Research Corridor.[54] Michigan's public university's attract more than $1.5 B in research and development grants each year.[55] The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory is located at Michigan State University. Michigan's workforce is well-educated and highly skilled, making it attractive to companies. It has the third highest number of engineering graduates nationally.[56]
Detroit Metropolitan Airport is one of the nation's most recently expanded and modernized airports with six major runways, and large aircraft maintenance facilities capable of servicing and repairing a Boeing 747. Michigan's schools and colleges rank among the nation's best. The state has maintained its early commitment to public education. The state's infrastructure gives it a competitive edge; Michigan has 38 deep water ports.[57] In 2007, Bank of America announced that it would commit $25 billion to community development in Michigan following its acquisition of LaSalle Bank in Troy.[58]

Taxation

Michigan's personal income tax is set to a flat rate of 4.35%. Some cities impose additional income taxes. Michigan's state sales tax is six percent. Property taxes are assessed on the local level, but every property owner's local assessment contributes six mills (six dollars per thousand dollars of property value) to the statutory State Education Tax. In 2007, Michigan repealed its Single Business Tax (SBT) and replaced it with a Michigan Business Tax (MBT) in order to stimulate job growth by reducing taxes for seventy percent of the businesses in the state.[59] According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, recent growth in Michigan is 0.1%.[60]

Agriculture

A wide variety of commodity crops, fruits, and vegetables are grown in Michigan, making it second only to California among U.S. states in the diversity of its agriculture.[61] Michigan is a leading grower of fruit, including blueberries, cherries, apples, grapes, and peaches.[62][63] These fruits are mainly grown in West Michigan. Michigan produces wines, beers and a multitude of processed food products. Kellogg's cereal is based out of Battle Creek, Michigan and processes many locally grown foods. Thornapple Valley, Ballpark Franks, Koegel's, and Hebrew National sausage companies are all based in Michigan.
Michigan is home to very fertile land in the Flint/Tri-Cities and "Thumb" areas. Products grown there are corn, sugar beets, navy beans, and soy beans. Sugar beet harvesting usually begins the first of October. It takes the sugar factories about five months to process the 3.7 million tons of sugarbeets into 970 million pounds of pure, white sugar.[64] Michigan's largest sugar refiner, Michigan Sugar Company[65] is the largest east of the Mississippi River and the fourth largest in the nation. Michigan Sugar brand names are Pioneer Sugar and the newly incorporated Big Chief Sugar. Potatoes are grown in Northern Michigan, and corn is dominant in Central Michigan. Michigan State University is dedicated to the study of agriculture.

Tourism

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is a classic image of Michigan tourism.
Michigan has a thriving tourist industry. Visitors spend $17.5 billion per year in the state, supporting 193,000 tourism jobs.[66] Michigan's tourism website ranks among the busiest in the nation.[67] Destinations draw vacationers, hunters, and nature enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada. Michigan is fifty percent forest land, much of it quite remote. The forests, lakes and thousands of miles of beaches are top attractions. Event tourism draws large numbers to occasions like the Tulip Time Festival and the National Cherry Festival.
In 2006, the Michigan State Board of Education mandated that all public schools in the state hold their first day of school after the Labor Day holiday, in accordance with the new Post Labor Day School law. A survey found that 70% of all tourism business comes directly from Michigan residents, and the Michigan Hotel, Motel, & Resort Association claimed that the shorter summer in between school years cut into the annual tourism season in the state.[68]
Tourism in metropolitan Detroit draws visitors to leading attractions, particularly The Henry Ford, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Detroit Zoo, and to sports in Detroit. Other museums include the Detroit Historical Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, museums in the Cranbrook Educational Community, and the Arab American National Museum. The metro area offers four major casinos, MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown, Motor City, and Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada; moreover, Detroit is the largest American city and metropolitan region to offer casino resorts.[69]
Hunting and fishing are significant industries in the state. Charter boats are based in many Great Lakes cities to fish for salmon, trout, walleye and perch. Michigan ranks first in the nation in licensed hunters (over one million) who contribute $2 billion annually to its economy. Over three-quarters of a million hunters participate in white-tailed deer season alone. Many school districts in rural areas of Michigan cancel school on the opening day of firearm deer season, because of attendance concerns.
Michigan's Department of Natural Resources manages the largest dedicated state forest system in the nation. The forest products industry and recreational users contribute $12 billion and 200,000 associated jobs annually to the state's economy. Public hiking and hunting access has also been secured in extensive commercial forests. The state has highest number of golf courses and registered snowmobiles in the nation.[70]
The state has numerous historical markers, which can themselves become the center of a tour.[71] The Great Lakes Circle Tour is a designated scenic road system connecting all of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.[72]
With its position in relation to the Great Lakes and the countless ships that have foundered over the many years in which they have been used as a transport route for people and bulk cargo, Michigan is a world-class scuba diving destination. The Michigan Underwater Preserves are 11 underwater areas where wrecks are protected for the benefit of sport divers.

Transportation

Michigan has nine international crossings with Ontario, Canada:

Railroads

Michigan is served by four Class I railroads: the Canadian National Railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, and the Norfolk Southern Railway. These are augmented by several dozen short line railroads. The vast majority of rail service in Michigan is devoted to freight, with Amtrak and various scenic railroads the exceptions.[74]
Amtrak passenger rail services the state, connecting many southern and western Michigan cities to Chicago, Illinois. There are plans for commuter rail for Detroit and its suburbs (see SEMCOG Commuter Rail).[75][76][77]

Roadways

Welcome sign.
Interstate 75 is the main thoroughfare between Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw extending north to Sault Sainte Marie and providing access to Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. The expressway crosses the Mackinac Bridge between the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Branching highways include I-275 and I-375 in Detroit; I-475 in Flint; and I-675 in Saginaw.
Interstate 69 enters the state near the Michigan-Ohio-Indiana border, and it extends to Port Huron and provides access to the Blue Water Bridge crossing into Sarnia, Ontario.
Interstate 94 enters the western end of the state at the Indiana border, and it travels east to Detroit and then northeast to Port Huron and ties in with I-69. I-194 branches off from this freeway in Battle Creek. I-94 is the main artery between Chicago, Illinois and Detroit.
Interstate 96 runs east-west between Detroit and Muskegon. I-496 loops through Lansing. I-196 branches off from this freeway at Grand Rapids and connects to I-94 near Benton Harbor. I-696 branches off from this freeway at Novi and connects to I-94 near St Clair Shores.
U.S. Route 2 enters Michigan at the city of Ironwood and runs east to the town of Crystal Falls, where it turns south and briefly re-enters Wisconsin northwest of Florence. It re-enters Michigan north of Iron Mountain and continues through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the cities of Escanaba, Manistique, and St. Ignace. Along the way, it cuts through the Ottawa and Hiawatha National Forests and follows the northern shore of Lake Michigan. Its eastern terminus lies at exit 344 of I-75, just north of the Mackinac Bridge. This is generally regarded as the main route through the Upper Peninsula, although some prefer to travel on M-28 as it tends to save time (U.S. 2 hugs the Lake Michigan shoreline for much of its length.)
Major bridges include the Ambassador Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, Mackinac Bridge, and International Bridge. Michigan also has the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel crossing into Canada.

Airports

The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is by far Michigan's busiest airport, followed by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

Important cities and townships

The Detroit skyline along the Detroit River.
The Grand Rapids skyline centered on the Grand River.
A Lansing sunset.
Downtown Flint as seen from the Flint River.
The Ann Arbor skyline as seen from Michigan Stadium.
The largest municipalities in Michigan are (according to 2007 census estimates):
Rank City Population Image
1 Detroit 916,952
Map showing largest Michigan municipalities.
2 Grand Rapids 193,627
3 Warren 134,223
4 Sterling Heights 127,349
5 Ann Arbor 115,092
6 Lansing 114,947
7 Flint 114,662
8 Clinton Township 96,253
9 Livonia 93,931
10 Dearborn 89,252
Other important cities include:
.Half of the wealthiest communities in the state are located in Oakland County, just north of Detroit.^ Oakland county - Royal Oak - Baldwin Theater - Located in downtown Royal Oak just south of 4th street on Lafayette, the Baldwin Theatre was built in 1922 and was originally built as a vaudeville playhouse.
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Another wealthy community is located just east of the city, in Grosse Pointe. Only three of these cities are located outside of Metro Detroit. The city of Detroit itself, with a per capita income of $14,717, ranks 517th on the list of Michigan locations by per capita income. Benton Harbor is the poorest city in Michigan, with a per capita income of $8,965, while Barton Hills is the richest with a per capita income of $110,683.

Education

Colleges and universities

Community colleges and technical schools

Professional sports teams

Michigan's major-league sports teams include: Detroit Tigers baseball team, Detroit Lions football team, Detroit Red Wings ice hockey team, Detroit Pistons men's basketball team, and Grand Rapids Rampage Arena Football League team.
The Pistons played at Detroit's Cobo Arena until 1978 and at the Pontiac Silverdome until 1988 when they moved into the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Detroit Lions played at Tiger Stadium in Detroit until 1974, then moved to the Pontiac Silverdome where they played for 27 years between 1975-2002 before moving to Ford Field in 2002.The Detroit Tigers Played at Tiger Stadium (Detroit) (formerly known as Navin Field and Briggs Stadium) It hosted the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team from 1912 to 1999,In 2000 they moved to Comerica Park. The Red Wings played at Olympia Stadium before moving to Joe Louis Arena in 1979. The Rampage play at the Van Andel Arena in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids' entertainment district.
Ten-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was born in Saginaw. Professional hockey got its start in Houghton, when the Portage Lakers were formed.
Other notable sports teams include:
Club Sport League
Alpena IceDiggers Ice hockey North American Hockey League
Battle Creek Revolution Ice hockey All American Hockey League
West Michigan Blizzard Ice hockey All American Hockey League
Flint Generals Ice hockey International Hockey League
Grand Rapids Griffins Ice hockey American Hockey League
Kalamazoo Wings Ice Hockey ECHL
Marquette Rangers Ice Hockey North American Hockey League
Motor City Machine Ice hockey North American Hockey League
Muskegon Lumberjacks Ice hockey International Hockey League
Plymouth Whalers Ice hockey Ontario Hockey League
Port Huron Icehawks Ice hockey International Hockey League
Saginaw Spirit Ice hockey Ontario Hockey League
Traverse City North Stars Ice hockey North American Hockey League
Battle Creek Bombers Baseball Summer Collegiate Baseball, Northwoods League
Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Minor League Baseball, Midwest League
Great Lakes Loons Baseball Minor League Baseball, Midwest League
Kalamazoo Kings Baseball Minor League Baseball, Frontier League
Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball Minor League Baseball, Frontier League
Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Midwest League
Oakland County Cruisers Baseball Minor League Baseball, Frontier League
West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball Minor League Baseball, Midwest League
Grand Rapids Rampage Arena football Arena Football League
Kalamazoo Xplosion Indoor football Continental Indoor Football League
Flint Phantoms Indoor football Continental Indoor Football League
Muskegon Thunder Indoor football Indoor Football League
Saginaw Sting Indoor football Indoor Football League
Detroit Demolition Football Independent Women's Football League
Detroit Ignition Indoor soccer Xtreme Soccer League
Kalamazoo Kingdom Soccer USL Premier Development League
Michigan Bucks Soccer USL Premier Development League
Michigan Hawks Soccer W-League
Michigan Phoenix Soccer Women's Premier Soccer League
West Michigan Edge Soccer USL Premier Development League
West Michigan Firewomen Soccer W-League
Motor City Machine Guns Wrestling TNAwrestling

Former professional teams

Club Sport League(s) Status
Detroit Gems Basketball National Basketball Association Moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and became the Minneapolis Lakers, would move again to Los Angeles, California and are now the Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit (NFL) (Heralds/Tigers/Panthers/Wolverines) Football National Football League Defunct
Detroit Wheels Football World Football League Moved to Charlotte, North Carolina for one game, then disbanded in the middle of the 1974 season
Detroit Falcons Basketball Basketball Association of America Defunct
Michigan Panthers Football USFL Defunct
Detroit Stars Baseball Negro National League, 2nd Negro National League, Negro American League The team ceased operations in 1960
Detroit Wolverines Baseball National League Disbanded, 1888
Michigan Stags Ice Hockey World Hockey Association Moved to Baltimore, Maryland and became the Baltimore Blades for the rest of the team's existence
Detroit Vipers Ice Hockey International Hockey League Disbanded when IHL became AHL
Detroit Fury Arena football Arena Football League Franchise terminated September 20, 2004
Michigan Mayhem Basketball Continental Basketball Association Disbanded after 2005-2006 season
Detroit Shock Basketball WNBA Moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

State symbols and nicknames

Sister states

See also

References

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Further reading

  • Bald, F. Clever, Michigan in Four Centuries (1961)/
  • Browne, William P. and - Kenneth VerBurg. .Michigan Politics & Government: Facing Change in a Complex State University of Nebraska Press.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Michigan State University Garden - Screaming heard and strange dark figures seen.
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    ^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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    ^ Augusta - Brook Lodge Hotel - Hotel now owned by Michigan State University.
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    1995.
  • Bureau of Business Research, Wayne State U. Michigan Statistical Abstract (1987).
  • Cappel, Constance, editor, "Odawa Language and Legends: Andrew J. Blackbird and Raymond Kiogima," Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris, 2006.
  • Cappel, Constance, "The Smallpox Genocide of the Odawa Tribe at L'Arbre Croche, 1763: The History of a Native American People," Lewiston,NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007.
  • Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Bibliographies for Michigan by region, counties, etc..
  • Michigan, State of. Michigan Manual (annual), elaborate detail on state government.
  • Michigan Historical Review Central Michigan University (quarterly).
  • Press, Charles et al., Michigan Political Atlas (1984).
  • Public Sector Consultants. Michigan in Brief. An Issues Handbook (annual)
  • Rubenstein, Bruce A. and Lawrence E. Ziewacz. Michigan: A History of the Great Lakes State. (2002)
  • Sisson, Richard, Ed. The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (2006)
  • Weeks, George, Stewards of the State: The Governors of Michigan (Historical Society of Michigan, 1987).
  • Wilbur Rich. Coleman Young and Detroit Politics: From Social Activist to Power Broker (Wayne State University Press, 1988).
  • Willis F. Dunbar and George S. May. Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State (1995)

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  • Bold Faced States/Provinces bound Michigan completely over water.
  • Bold Italicized States bound Michigan partially over water.
  • None of Michigan's neighbors border them completely over land. Even Indiana and Ohio have small portions of border that is over one of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan (Indiana) and Lake Erie (Ohio).
  • Wisconsin's border with Michigan is mainly over water except for most of their border with the Upper Peninsula, which is over land and to the southwest.
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From Wikitravel

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.Michigan [1] (pronounced "MISH-i-g'n") is an American state in the Midwest and the heart of the Great Lakes region.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ The state of Michigan, with its many junkyards is the 8th most populated state in the whole of the US. It has an incredible amount of freshwater shoreline (the longest in the entire world), being bound by the 'Great Lakes' in addition to Lake Saint Clair.
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It has many attractions, famous landmarks, and scenic state and national parks and forests. In addition to the Great ones, it has about 12,000 inland lakes, 38 deep-water ports, more miles of coastline than any state but Alaska, and more lighthouses than any other U.S. state. Its agriculture features tourist-friendly fare such as cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples, and wine. And its cities include a major metropolis, some university towns, and countless rustic villages.
The state is comprised of two major peninsulas and can be divided into five distinct areas. They are the Upper Peninsula, (known to Michiganders as "The U.P"), Northern Michigan (Big Rapids and Northwards), Western Michigan (along the sandy coast of Lake Michigan), Central Michigan or "Mid-Michigan" and the Southeast or "Downstate".
Southeast Michigan
Western Michigan
Central Michigan
Northern Michigan
Upper Peninsula

Cities

Several of the major tourism destinations in Michigan include:
Michigan is the only state in the U.S. consisting of non-contiguous non-island territory. The Lower Peninsula has the majority of the population (primarily in the south), while the Upper Peninsula, separated from it by Lake Michigan and a bit of Lake Huron, is mostly rural. .Until 1957 the only way to drive from one to the other was to go all the way around Lake Michigan, or take your car onto a ferry.^ Not driving the other way.
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^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ Allegan - The Yellow Motel - there have been notes of white dogs chasing cars that pull into the drive way.
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Each Michigander carries a map of the state at all times. .Stick out your right hand (palm toward you) and you have a map of the lower peninsula.^ Many times, they call out to you by your name, leaving workers to answer back to no one!
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^ Now the tree his covered with shoes, and at midnight if you get out of your car and scream, he'll scream back for help.
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^ If you are leaving through the west gate, which is on a hill, and you put your car in neutral, your car is mysteriously "pushed" up the hill and out of the gate of the Cemetery.
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.Stick out your left hand (again with your palm facing you, fingers pointing to the right) and you have an approximate map of the upper peninsula.^ If you go there today you'll see the fingers cut off and the eyes gouged out.- August 2005 Update: This is believed to be a hoax.
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^ Many times, they call out to you by your name, leaving workers to answer back to no one!
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^ Now the tree his covered with shoes, and at midnight if you get out of your car and scream, he'll scream back for help.
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So don't be surprised if a resident tells you where a city is by pointing at his hand.
.Michigan's economy was previously dominated by the auto industry, but has diversified somewhat as that and other traditional manufacturing industries have moved their facilities elsewhere, and it's beginning to attract more information technology, life sciences, and high-tech manufacturing jobs.^ A lot can be said about our industry and its effects on the economy here in Michigan.
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^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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Tourism is a growing segment of the economy, focusing in winter on activities in the snow, and in summer on the state's extensive beaches, lakes, and rivers. Hunting, fishing, and sailing are also popular outdoor activities.

Get in

.Michigan has several airports, but most international or cross-country travelers will fly into Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) [2] just west of the city, or transfer there to a smaller airport elsewhere in the state.^ Back in the late 60's early 70's there were several murders that took the lives of several students of Eastern Michigan and the University of Michigan.
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.Grand Rapids' Gerald R. Ford International (GRR) [3] also has daily flights from various parts of the country.^ Grand Rapids - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - in the old part (smoking section now).
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^ Grand Rapids - Thornapple Restaurant - Daily Grill/Village Inn - At the restaurant that was called the Thornapple Village Inn in the Ada area.
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.Regional airports (which also have direct flights from cities in nearby states, such as Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Milwaukee, and Cincinnati) include Detroit's Coleman A. Young (DET) [4], Flint's Bishop (FNT) [5], Lansing's Capital City (LAN) [6], Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (AZO) [7], Muskegon (MKG) [8], Midland/Bay City/Saginaw (MBS) [9], Traverse City's Cherry Capital (TVC) [10], and Marquette's Sawyer (SAW) [11].^ Traverse City - Golden Rod Road - A young man is seen looking out a window holding a computer.
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^ Traverse City - Traverse City State Hospital - closed down in 1989.
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^ Traverse City - Sawyer Road - in the evening at dusk you will sometimes see a woman in a white gown and white hanky on her head walking down sawyer rd.
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Driving into Michigan can be accomplished by one of the highways that enter and extend through Michigan. From Ohio, I-75 goes through Detroit, Flint, and Bay City, and Mackinac city, ending in the U.P. city of Sault Ste. Marie. .From Indiana and Illinois, I-94 passes through Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Ann Arbor, and Detroit, and ends in Port Huron in the thumb of Michigan.^ Ann Arbor a little way down from the cemetery next to I-94 on the right side if you are going west.
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^ East Leroy - 4 mile road - behind the houses on the lift side (if coming from battle creek) there is an old railroad that runs through the fields.
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^ Ann Arbor - Huron High School theatre.
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I-196 branches from I-94 and continues up the lakeshore to Grand Rapids. .I-69 enters from east Indiana and Indianapolis, crossing I-94, and passing through Lansing, Flint, and Port Huron.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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US-131 stretches from I-80/90 in northern Indiana through Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Cadillac, and northward. The Upper Peninsula can be entered from Wisconsin via US-2 from Duluth, and US-41 from Green Bay or Milwaukee. .Michigan has major bridge/tunnel border crossings from Ontario, Canada located in Detroit (from Windsor) and Port Huron (from Sarnia), with a less heavily used crossing at the northern twin cities of Sault Ste.^ Port Huron - McMorran Theater - McMorran Theater is a delightfully haunted old theater located in the heart of Port Huron.
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^ Detroit - Jefferson St. Tunnel to Canada - A little girl was hit by a car on a rainy day where the turn for the Tunnel to Canada is.
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^ North Street - Dorsey House - Restaurant & Bar - The Dorsey House is located near Port Huron.
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Marie.
Amtrak provides daily rail service on three routes to Michigan, out of its hub in Chicago. The Pere Marquette travels through St. Joseph and Holland to Grand Rapids. The Wolverine travels through Kalamazoo, Jackson, Ann Arbor, and Detroit, to Pontiac. The Blue Water passes through Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, on the way to Port Huron. A connecting bus also runs from Kalamazoo north on US-131 to St. Ignace. [12]
Car/passenger ferries from Milwaukee and Manitowoc, Wisconsin operate during warm months, crossing Lake Michigan to Muskegon and Ludington, respectively.

Get around

As the historic base of the U.S. auto industry, Michigan's intra-state travel system is almost entirely dependent on the internal combustion engine. .The most extensive public transit system is the Greyhound bus network, which reaches most population centers in much of the state.^ Pleasant Center - This building used to be one of the most used State Mental hospitals for the criminally insane.
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[13] Amtrak's three daily rail routes from Chicago connect certain cities in southern Michigan (see "Get in"). .Most intra-state air service is out of Detroit Metro; there is no regular service between the state's small regional airports.^ When the lights are turned on there are no painting or any artworks out of order.
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^ The next day, the whole family was out of the house, and no one had been there all day.
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^ They went inside and the next morning they went out to the tree and the tree had been cut down and there was no sign of the man.
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.Several of the larger cities have local bus services (Detroit also has light rail), but the personal automobile remains the best way to get around within Michigan.^ The Traverse City State Hospital is in many ways considered haunted by locals.
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Interstate, US, and state highways permeate southeast Michigan, crisscross the rest of southern Michigan, stretch up into northern Michigan, and trickle across the Upper Peninsula.

See

Michigan is blessed with many natural beauties. Primary on that list are its Great Lakes (much of Superior, Michigan, and Huron, and a little bit of Erie), the waters of which are even depicted on official maps of the state. .The Upper Peninsula region contains many of Michigan's natural wonders, including the Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island, Isle Royale, Tahquamenon Falls, the Porcupine Mountains, and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.^ Mackinac Island - Grand Hotel - Uncountable skeletons were also unearthed when the foundation was laid for the Grand Hotel which now is supposed to hold many spine tingling feelings.
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.The Lower Peninsula has expansive forests, rivers, and inland lakes in the north (such as Huron and Manistee National Forests), humongous sand dunes (such as at Sleeping Bear Dunes), and countless miles of beautiful shoreline.^ Forester - Lake Huron - A young girl named Minnie Quay is said to haunt the shores of this lake.
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In the autumn, "color tours" of the changing leaves in northern Michigan are popular.

Shop

Michigan has a draw to shoping based on the many unique coastal towns and the look and feel of its tourist areas and attractions.
Antiques Markets, Shops and Shows are a big attraction in the Great Lakes Area. Below is a list of cities, shops and events, in alphabetical order:
Shops (Open Year Round)
  • TBD
Markets & Shows(Regularly Recurring Large Events)
  • Allegan Antiques Market [14]. Six Shows every season. .Last Sunday of every month, April through September.^ The same employee from last Sunday battled it for 2 hours having to turn the volume down every 10-15 minutes.
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    Visit the web site for exact dates each season, directions and contact information.

Do

If it can be done on or in the water, Michigan probably offers at least a little of it, somewhere in the state. Fishing, sailing, and motorboating are popular on both the Great Lakes and inland lakes. The Great Lakes are a bit cool for some tastes, even in the summer, but are still very popular beach destinations, along with swimming in the warmer lakes inland. Canoeing is also popular on the rivers snaking through protected forests. .Some people do surf, mostly the often-substantial waves coming across Lake Michigan, but it won't impress the dudes back home at Hermosa Beach or Waimea.^ They finally got some company to build expensive homes there and now there is a worry for the people who purchase their homes there.
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^ Some people who have gone and made it back have had close encounters with accidents on the way home from the house.
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^ Reports from employee's say that the man comes out at night and walks towards deer lake raquet club and back to cvs.
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In winter, replace water with snow and ice. Hardcore anglers keep fishing through the ice. .Although serious alpine skiers might find the idea of skiing in glacier-smoothed Michigan laughable, there are many downhill ski areas, with the most popular resorts in the still-textured Charlevoix/Grand Traverse region of the state.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ Dorr Felt re-married but his new wife hated spending time at the house, most likely because Agnes was still there in spirit.
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^ Big Rapids - Rapids Apartments - The apartments are very close to Ferris State University and have many students staying there.
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Some great cross-country skiing can be found in both peninsulas, and any incline with a population of kids nearby becomes a sledding hill.
The city of Detroit hosts four major professional sporting teams: the Tigers (baseball) [15], the Lions (American football) [16], the Red Wings (hockey) [17], and the Pistons (basketball) [18]. The Lions, Red Wings and Tigers all play in stadiums in downtown Detroit; the Pistons play in Auburn Hills approximately 25 miles northwest of Detroit. Detroit also hosts the North American International Auto Show [19] each January. .Big-city casino gambling with four major casinos (supplementing the several Native American casinos in more remote areas of the state) is Detroit's latest addition.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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.Detroit serves as the cultural and entertainment hub of the metropolitan region, with major concert venues, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra [20], the Detroit Institute of Art [21], and an active theatre scene.^ Interlochen - Grunow Theatre (Interlochen Arts Academy) - This small "black box" style theatre was built in the 1920's for the Interlochen Arts Camp and is still used today by theatre majors in the Arts Camp and Academy.
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^ Detroit - Detroit Institute of Arts - There is a figure in the African Gallery called the nail figure.
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^ Detroit - St. Andrew Hall - St. Andrews is a well known concert venue.
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.In Lansing, you can visit the State Capitol Building, which was renovated in 1992. Many other state government and historical buildings are located in Lansing and East Lansing.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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.There are many small towns of interest in Michigan.^ There are many different pictures and eyewitness accounts as the college and town are over 150 years old.
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^ There is reference to several mass graves there from a plague of small pox and a major fire that destroyed the town.
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Frankenmuth, a town in Mid-Michigan, is a replica German town. .Very famous is the Zendher's and Bavarian Inn, two restaurants known for their fried chicken.^ Traverse City - Bower's Harbor Inn - The restaurant on Old Mission Peninsula is a well-known haunt.
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^ Houghton Lake - Walgreen’s - Formerly The Brass Lantern Restaurant - The Brass Inn is a very expensive restaurant.
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If crossing from the Lower to Upper Peninsula, or vice-versa, visit Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, and Mackinac Island. Fort Michilimackinac and an old lumber mill are located on the latter, and these are both open to the public. In order to get to the Island, you must take a ferry. Three different services are available.

Eat

.If you're planning a trip into Michigan and you want to check off the "must-eat" local specialties, then there are four things you really should be sure to try while you're here.^ If you go there today you'll see the fingers cut off and the eyes gouged out.- August 2005 Update: This is believed to be a hoax.
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^ Also when there swings in the yard you could see them swing real high as if someone was swinging on them.
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^ Books fall off the selves and you feel like there is someone in the room who wants you to go away even thought there is no one there.
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Interestingly, they're all centered around the northern parts of the state, so if you want to try them in their homeland, you'll want to be sure to visit the area from Traverse City to the UP.
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  • The pasty (which rhymes with "nasty", not "hasty") is a traditional food in the Upper Peninsula, made with meat (usually beef), potato, onion, and sometimes rutabaga, wrapped in a light dough with a crimped edge.^ He usually stays upstairs you can see him sometimes in the old light board room if your on stage and also he likes to watch plays and watch people perform.
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    They originated from Cornwall, in southwestern England, and were brought to the area by Cornish miners who emigrated to the UP. The miners' wives would take everything that was left from the Sunday dinner, chop it up and wrap it in a semicircular pastry case, for their husbands to warm on their shovels and eat for lunch. .These days, you can find pasty shops along highways in the UP, although their hours of operation may be limited.
  • Michigan produces rich, creamy fudge, made from milk, sugar and usually chocolate, although you can find vanilla, peanut butter, mint, praline, cranberry, and many more flavors.^ Michigan Junk Yards was created to simply help you find local salvage yards in your area by simply searching for a part and allowing various salvage yards to bid on your business or you can simply find a Michigan Salvage Yard near you and call them right up.
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    ^ Many claim to have seen Maryanne in the upper halls of building, or have hear footsteps above them when working after hours - long after the building was closed up for the day.
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    ^ It's really a very closed and touchy subject...but if you travers on the grounds, you'll find many disturbing things.
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    .The most famous fudge in the state has been made on Mackinac Island since 1887, still by hand, shaping and cooling it on marble slabs, right there at the shop.
  • Not surprisingly, lake fish is popular in Michigan, particularly whitefish and lake perch.^ The state of Michigan, with its many junkyards is the 8th most populated state in the whole of the US. It has an incredible amount of freshwater shoreline (the longest in the entire world), being bound by the 'Great Lakes' in addition to Lake Saint Clair.
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    ^ Mackinac Island - Post Cemetery - where an unknown woman occasionally weeps in the left rear corner near the graves of some children buried there.
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    ^ Mackinac Island - Mission House - When the Mission House (now state employee housing) was built it was at the heart of a Christian mission to convert Indians who lived on the island.
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    .Most restaurants in Michigan that offer seafood will have at least one of the two somewhere on their menu; you can find it broiled, fried, smoked, made into salad, or planked on cedar with whipped mashed potatoes piped around the edge.^ Watersmeet - Paulding light - it is told that you will see a light that changes colors from red to white that floats around no one has ever found out what it is and unsolved mysteries has been out there and could not find out what it was i have been out there many of time and seen it.
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    ^ You can hear someone enter the toilet stall next to you, only to find no one there.
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    ^ Now people say sometimes you can see a fire burning on the shore and two headless figures pacing around it.
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    .Lake fish are most commonly associated with Lake Superior, so you'll find it more prominent on menus in the Upper Peninsula.
  • Michigan produces over 70 percent of the tart cherries [22] grown in the US, as well as around 20 percent of the sweet cherries.^ You can imagine with this much water you'll have a bunch of boats as well - only second to California and Florida.
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    ^ The state of Michigan, with its many junkyards is the 8th most populated state in the whole of the US. It has an incredible amount of freshwater shoreline (the longest in the entire world), being bound by the 'Great Lakes' in addition to Lake Saint Clair.
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    ^ It's really a very closed and touchy subject...but if you travers on the grounds, you'll find many disturbing things.
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    .The main cherry-growing region in the state is around Traverse City, where you'll find a cherry festival every July.^ Every once and a while you can hear insane laughter around the school.
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    ^ It's really a very closed and touchy subject...but if you travers on the grounds, you'll find many disturbing things.
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    ^ Traverse City - Hoosier Valley - People who live down in Hoosier Valley have seen a man walking around at night dragging chains behind him.
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    Cherries, particularly dried ones, get added to some dishes to give them local flair; you may see restaurants offering a "Michigan salad" that includes dried cherries.
.But although these four foods are most commonly associated with Michigan, they're by no means the state's only specialities.^ When no one else is in the store, employees claim stuff has flown off the shelves and they have had felt someone breathing on the back of they're neck when they're stocking shelves.
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^ Many former employees have said they have seen images of people standing in the back of the warehouse, only to find there is no one there.
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  • Cudighi ("COO-duh-ghee"), a sausage-patty hoagie served with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, is relatively popular in the Upper Peninsula. .It was brought to the area by immigrants from northern Italy who moved into the Iron Mountain region, around Ishpeming and Negaunee, and is flavored with sweet spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  • In southeastern Michigan, a popular treat to celebrate Fat Tuesday and the beginning of Lent is pączki ("poonch-key"), which are baked annually in the Polish village of Hamtramck in metro Detroit.^ Also, it should be noted that the area in question is located in Iron Mountain, Mi., which is right next to Kingsford.
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    The version made in Hamtramck are like large fried jelly doughnuts, covered in powdered sugar or glazed, and most commonly filled with custard, fruit or chocolate, with plum being a particularly popular flavor.
Aside from cherries, Michigan is a surprisingly prominent agricultural region, well-known for a variety of products:
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  • Michigan ranks third in the nation's production of apples [23], which fill the grocery stores to overflowing when they're in season.
  • The western side of the state, near the shore of Lake Michigan, is a prolific region for blueberries [24], growing 45 percent of the nation's total.^ When no one else is in the store, employees claim stuff has flown off the shelves and they have had felt someone breathing on the back of they're neck when they're stocking shelves.
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    .They're not as ubiquitous on menus as cherries, but if you're in the region during the blueberry season (July through October) watch for roadside stands and "U-pick" farms in rural areas.
  • Michigan's morel mushrooms [25] grow wild throughout the state, but are particularly common in the northern Lower Peninsula.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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    ^ At any time during the day and night you can hear voices and sounds as if people are working with tools like they are building something.
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    ^ If you're on this railroad at night time, watch out.
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    Locals often go mushroom-hunting, and Michigan morels are sought-after by chefs statewide. .There's a morel festival every May in Boyne City and Mesick.
  • The growing season for the small, sweet Michigan strawberries is short, but worth taking advantage of.^ The basement was a morgue, and every now and then when down there it will go from being warm to ice cold even though it may be 70 degrees outside.
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    .There's a national strawberry festival every year in Belleville.
  • Perhaps less enticing, Michigan ranks second in the nation's production of celery [26], mainly around Kalamazoo.^ Every year on the anniversary of the little boys death the tombstone (dog) will stand up and stretch and turn around and go back to original position.
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    ^ News coverage about these hauntings every year around Halloween time, on the local channels.
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    There's even a celery interpretive center in the area, where you can learn about the region's celery farming heritage.
  • Maple syrup [27] has been produced in Michigan as long as Native American tribes have lived here, and it can also be found in the form of maple candy.

Drink

Although not as prestigious as Californian or overseas varieties, Michigan wines [28] are growing in respectability, with significant vineyards in the southwest (e.g. St. Julian, Tabor Hill, Fenn Valley) and northwest Lower Peninsula (e.g. Leelanau Cellars, Good Harbor, Chateau Grand Traverse).
.Stroh's was one of the last of the great traditional Michigan breweries and a Detroit-area staple, but is now made out of state.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ One time, he said "Get out of here, get out of here now."
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^ Augusta - Brook Lodge Hotel - Hotel now owned by Michigan State University.
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However, local breweries can now be found throughout Michigan. Some of the more widely available Michigan beers are Bell's, Arcadia, Atwater, Michigan Brewing, and Founder's.
Two native brands of soft drinks (called "pop" by the locals) are Faygo (perhaps best known for strawberry-flavored "Redpop" and the 1970s top-10 single based on their TV jingle), and Vernor's ginger ale (with its distinctive tangy taste and gnome mascot). The national brands own the restaurant and vending-machine business, but these are available in stores.
Michigan's bountiful apple harvest is often used to make fresh apple cider, and cider mills are abundant in the apple-growing region. .They're only open during the harvesting season in autumn, but if you stop by, you can get cider by the gallon (not "hard" cider, mind you) or just a cup of it, hot or cold.^ You can only see this glowing nun during a full moon.
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^ If you call or visit during business hours she is more than willing to share her stories and she seemed open to have an investigation as long as you clear it with her.
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^ The elevators have minds of their own and you just feel like you are never alone.
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In Michigan, cider is traditionally drunk with cake doughnuts; most cider mills make their own doughnuts fresh on the premises, so you can get them piping hot, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Most also sell other apple products, like baked goods, apple jellies and butters, and apple-related products like cookbooks and mulling spices.

Stay safe

The majority of Michigan is very safe, though of course there are hazards. In 2008, Detroit had the highest murder rate per-capita. It is advised to stay out of some areas in Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw after sunset, but most places are completely safe during daylight hours and important main entertainment and cultural centers are heavily policed after dark. .Use common sense traveling in and through urban areas especially after dark.^ A loud crash has been reported to be heard by several officers patrolling through this area in the dark, sounding like a painting falling (It is a very large painting).
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Outside of urban areas Michigan is the typical friendly-as-can-be Midwest state.
.If you choose to explore Michigan by car, be aware of local road conditions, especially during winter.^ Every clear night on this road all you have to do is look for parked cars.
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^ If you go down the road that you will see red eyes running beside your car and on a still night if someone rides outside of the car you will hear him running beside you!
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Due to the Great lakes, western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula can get a tremendous amount of snow in a short period. This can make travel by road very dangerous.
  • Ohio - Located to the southeast of Michigan, Cedar Point amusement park and the Lake Erie Islands are an easy day-trip.
  • Indiana - Michigan's southern neighbor is home to the football tradition of Notre Dame and the Indianapolis 500.
  • Illinois - Chicago, the bustling unofficial capital of the Midwest, lies just beyond the state's southwest corner.
  • Wisconsin - Located west of Michigan, Upper Peninsula residents traditionally think of Green Bay as the nearest big city shopping and professional football center.
  • Minnesota - Northeastern Minnesota offer wilderness areas similar to those found in the Upper Peninsula and can be reached by heading west across Lake Superior.
  • Ontario - Although the border crossing has become more tedious in recent years, Windsor and the rest of Southern Ontario are just across the river from Detroit.
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.MICHIGAN, a north central state of the United States, situated between latitudes 41° 44' and 47° 30' N.' and longitudes 82° 25' and 90 0 31' W., and consisting of two peninsulas - the upper or northern and the lower or southern - separated by a strait.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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^ North off M71 Vienna - Spot Bar - After shutting off lights in the bar for the evening many waitresses have witnessed the sightings of several ghostly figures standing on the landing between the upper and lower levels of the bar.
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The upper or northern peninsula is bounded N. by Lake Superior; E. by lakes Superior, George, Huron, and Michigan, and by St Mary's River, which separates it from the Province of Ontario, Canada; S. by lakes Huron and Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac, which separate it from the lower peninsula; and S. and W. by Wisconsin, and the Menominee, Montreal and Brule Rivers, which separate it in part from Wisconsin. .The lower or southern peninsula is bounded N. by lakes Michigan and Huron and the Straits of Mackinac, E. by lakes Huron, St Clair and Erie, and the St Clair and Detroit Rivers, which separate it from Ontario; S. by Ohio and Indiana, and W. by Lake Michigan.^ Grosse Pointe Shores - Lakeshore Drive - There have been plenty of accidents involving drownings in Lake St. Clair.
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In size Michigan ranks eighteenth among the states of the Union, its total area being 57,9 80 sq. m., of which Soo sq. m. are water surface?
Physical Features. - Physiographically the history of the state is similar to that of Minnesota. The northern part is rugged mountainous "old land," not completely worn down by erosion; and the southern part is a portion of the old coastal plain, whose layers contain salt, gypsum and some inferior coal. .Lake Huron on the east and Lake Michigan on the west of the lower peninsula are each 5811 ft.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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above sea-level, and Lake Superior on the north of the upper peninsula is 602 ft. above sea-level. .For the most part the surface of the state is gently undulating and at a slight elevation above the lakes, but low marsh lands are common to many sections; the north part of the lower peninsula is occupied by a plateau of considerable dimensions, and the north-west part of the upper peninsula is rugged with hills and mountains.^ North off M71 Vienna - Spot Bar - After shutting off lights in the bar for the evening many waitresses have witnessed the sightings of several ghostly figures standing on the landing between the upper and lower levels of the bar.
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^ On several occasions in the upper part of the bar the area of the South West corner appears to fill with a smokey atmosphere ...
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.Crossing the lower peninsula from Saginaw Bay west by south through the valleys of the Saginaw, Maple and Grand rivers, is a depression - the former channel of an old glacial river - in which elevations for a considerable area are less than loo ft.^ Just west of that is a long lay of Grand River Valley land that once was the lumbertown of Austerlitz.
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above the lakes. To the south-east of this depression a water-parting with summits varying from about 400 to 600 ft. above the lakes extendsfrom a point between .Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron south by west to the south border of the state and beyond.^ Thunder Bay Island - Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse - this uninhabited island on Lake Huron is haunted by a lighthouse keeper named Morgan.
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The east slope descends quite rapidly to a low flat belt from 5 to 40 m. wide along the east border of the state south from Lake Huron. .From Lake Huron to the south-east shore of Saginaw Bay a wide sandy beach is followed northward by precipitous shores abounding in rocks and bluffs.^ Thunder Bay Island - Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse - this uninhabited island on Lake Huron is haunted by a lighthouse keeper named Morgan.
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^ Forester - Lake Huron - A young girl named Minnie Quay is said to haunt the shores of this lake.
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.West of the divide and south of the depression, south-west Michigan is occupied by the valleys of the St Joseph, Kalamazoo and Grand rivers, by the gently rolling uplands that form the parting divides between them, and by sand dunes, which here and there rise to a height of from loo to zoo ft.^ Farmington Hills - Farmington Cemetery - On Grand River just past Farmington road there is a cemetery that is haunted.
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^ Just west of that is a long lay of Grand River Valley land that once was the lumbertown of Austerlitz.
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or more along the shore of Lake Michigan, and are formed on this side (but not on the Wisconsin side) of the lake by the prevailing west winds. The north and north-west portions of the lower peninsula - including the counties of Roscommon and Missaukee, parts of Wexford and Ogemaw, and those to the north and northwest of these - are occupied by a rolling plateau which attains an elevation at its highest point, north of its centre, of upwards of 1100 ft. above Lake Michigan; to the south of this plateau the land slopes gently down to the depression and to the low shores of Lake Michigan and Saginaw Bay. The surface of the upper 1 This is the northernmost point of the mainland; the most northerly of the islands north-east of Isle Royal and belonging to Michigan is more than 40' further north.
z In addition, within the boundaries of Michigan, are approximately 16,653 sq. m. of Lake Superior, 12,992 sq. m. of Lake Michigan, 9925 sq. m. of Lake Huron and 460 sq. m. of lakes St Clair and Erie.
peninsula is more irregular than that of the lower peninsula. A portion extending through the middle from east to west and south, from west of the centre to Green Bay, is either flat and even swampy or only gently undulating. Eastward from Green Bay are two ranges of hills: the one lining the south shore and ranging from ioo to 300 ft. in height, the other close to or touching the north shore and reaching in places an elevation of 600 ft. above Lake Superior. .The famous Pictured Rocks in Alger county on the lake shore, east of Munising, form the west portion of this north range; they are of sandstone formation, extend for several miles along the coast, rise almost perpendicularly from the water's edge, and display an interesting diversity of shapes as well as a great variety of tints and hues, especially of gray, blue, green and yellow.^ There have been a few investigations all of which have offered great pictures of both orbs and ectoplasm as well as many EVP recordings.
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The most rugged portion of the state is farther west. .South and south-east of Keweenaw Bay, in the Marquette iron district, is an irregular area of mountains, hills, swamps and lakes, some of the mountain peaks of the Huron Mountains (in Marquette county) rising to an elevation of 1400 ft.^ Also, it should be noted that the area in question is located in Iron Mountain, Mi., which is right next to Kingsford.
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^ Kingsford - Pine Mountain Road - U.P. Investigators has, after doing several investigations of the area,as well as checking city and county records, determined that this one is a hoax.
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^ White Cloud - Dudgeon Swamp - In the 1920's a family moved to the Newaygo County area buying 1300 acres.
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or more above the lake. These and a peak in the Porcupine Mountains (2023 ft. above the sea) in the north-west part of Ontonagon county are the highest in the state. To the south of this is the Menominee iron district, marked somewhat regularly by east and west ridges. .Extending in a general north-east and south-west direction through Keweenaw peninsula to the Wisconsin border and beyond is the middle of three approximately parallel ranges, separated from each other by flat lands, with here and there an isolated peak (in the Porcupine Mountains) having an elevation of from 900 to 1400 ft.^ There are other people living in the area now, and a large streetlight has been placed there by the people who own the neighboring land.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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above the lake. .The north portion of these ranges, together with Isle Royale some distance farther north, which is itself traversed by several less elevated parallel ridges, contains the Michigan copperbearing rocks; while to the south, along the Wisconsin border, is another iron district, the Gogebic.^ There are numerous sightings and stories of strange events that several scared to sleep and some even refuse to work at the station all together.
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The rivers of the entire state consist of numerous small streams of clear water. .In the interior of the upper peninsula, along the east border of the lower peninsula south from Lake Huron, and in Saginaw valley, they are rather sluggish; but many of the larger streams of the lower peninsula have sufficient fall to furnish a large amount of water-power, while the small streams that flow into Lake Superior from the central portion of the upper peninsula as well as some of the larger ones farther west, have several falls and rapids; in places also they are lined with steep, high banks.^ Southgate - Anderson High - Auditorium In the back of the auditorium there is a room next to the switchboard were they keep some of props.
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^ West Bloomfield - Green Lake Country Club - It was last one night.
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^ Many former employees have said they have seen images of people standing in the back of the warehouse, only to find there is no one there.
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.Most of the larger rivers of the state - the Muskegon, Grand, St Joseph, Manistee and Kalamazoo - are in the west portion of the lower peninsula.^ Just west of that is a long lay of Grand River Valley land that once was the lumbertown of Austerlitz.
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Several thousand lakes of clear water, formed by glacial action, dot the surface of the state, and many of them are lined with picturesque woodland shores. .Islands in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are scarcely less numerous.^ Thunder Bay Island - Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse - this uninhabited island on Lake Huron is haunted by a lighthouse keeper named Morgan.
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Fauna and Flora. - Michigan, especially the north portion, still abounds in game. The mammals include black bear, deer, lynx, porcupine, fox, squirrels, hares, rabbits, musk rats, minks, weasels, skunks and woodchucks. Among the game birds are quails ("Bob White"), "partridges" (ruffed grouse), ducks, geese, woodcocks, snipes and plovers. Of song birds the favourites are the robin, thrushes, bobolink, oriole, chickadee, meadow-lark, cat-bird, bluebird, wrens and warblers. .Among fishes, white fish, lake trout, perch, herring, sun-fish, bass, sturgeon, pickerel, suckers, German carp and fresh-water drum abound in the lakes.^ Minnie was so upset upon hearing of his death that she dressed herself in all white and jumped off the pier into the cold waters of Lake Huron.
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The speckled trout thrives in many of the streams.
.Before it was settled by the whites the area now included in Michigan was a forest, except in the south-west, where there were a few small prairies, possibly cleared by the Indians.^ There are other people living in the area now, and a large streetlight has been placed there by the people who own the neighboring land.
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^ Legend has it that before the strip mall was built there was a house there and a little boys father trapped him in a small closet and left him there to starve.
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^ Small patches of fog have been seen settling over Jacob crouch's grave Jackson - Vander Cook Lake Castle - A white mist is seen as you approach the castle.
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.The remainder of the south part of this area for about 60 m.^ On several occasions in the upper part of the bar the area of the South West corner appears to fill with a smokey atmosphere ...
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along the southern boundary was a part of the great hardwood forest of the .Ohio Basin with woods varying with soil and drainage: on the drier gravel lands were oak forests consisting of red, black and white oak, hickory, ash, cherry, basswood and walnut; in depressions there were maple, elm, ash, beech, sycamore, poplar and willow; and in the sontheast there were a few chestnuts and tulip trees.^ Hartford - Maple Hill Cemetery - There have been reported sightings of a creature that lives in the back woods of the cemetery with glowing green and sometimes silver eyes.
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North of this southern hardwood forest there were pine forests on the sandier land, mixed hardwoods and conifers on the loam and clay, and tamaracks and cedar in the swamps. The sandy lands were in part burnt over by Indians, and there was a growth of scrub oak, aspens and huckleberry bushes. The tamarack and cedar swamps now have a growth, especially on their edges, of spruce, balsam, white pine, soft maple, ash and aspens. In 1909 about 25% of the area was "cut over" or "burned over" lands, mostly the old pine woods, the region of the old hardwood forest was almost entirely farmland, and about 40% of the state was still in woods. .Red oak, birch, elm, ash, white cedar, hemlock, basswood, spruce, poplar, balsam, fir and several other kinds of trees are found in many sections; but a large portion of the merchantable timber, especially in the lower peninsula, has been cut.'^ Watersmeet - Paulding light - it is told that you will see a light that changes colors from red to white that floats around no one has ever found out what it is and unsolved mysteries has been out there and could not find out what it was i have been out there many of time and seen it.
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Among forest shrubs are the willow, hazel, alder, shrub maple, birch, hawthorn, dogwood, elderberry, viburnum and snowberry. Yews are common in the north, and dwarf juniper in the south. In 1900 the woodland area, including stump lands, was estimated at 38,000 sq. m., or nearly two-thirds of the entire state. Huckleberry, blackberry and raspberry bushes are common in the north sections. Smilax, clematis, honeysuckle and woodbine are the commoner forest vines.
' Under the revised constitution of 1908 the legislature is authorized to provide for the reforestation of state lands.
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Soil

.The soil of south-west and south-east Michigan is for the most part a dark clay loam or muck; in the north central part of the lower peninsula it is a light sandy loam, along the Huron shore it is heavy with blue clay, in the mining districts of the north-west the rocks are usually either barren or very thinly covered; and elsewhere in the state the soil is generally rich in a variety of mineral elements, and varies chiefly in the proportions of vegetable loam, sand or gravel, and clay.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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Climate

.Although the temperature of the entire lower peninsula is considerably influenced by the lakes, yet, the prevailing winds being westerly, it is in the west portion of that peninsula that the moderation is greatest, both the summer and winter isotherms being there deflected more than half the length of the peninsula.^ People that live there year-round will see more than any tourist.
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^ A former employee that worked there in the summer of 2001 reports they had heard stories about the main theater being haunted, but disregarded them.
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.On the other hand, the prevailing winds of the upper peninsula being northwesterly, the lakes have little effect on the temperature there; and so, while in the south-west the extremes are not great, in the rest of the state they have ranged within two years from 104° F. at points in the south-east to 49° F. in the north-west.^ There they would house people that would range from serial killers to rapists, but no matter the crime they were there for good...And they deserved to be.
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^ Marquette - Big Bay Point Lighthouse - There have been two sightings of a man in the residence part of the house..
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^ Other accounts from actors using the stage say they would feel a hand grab their shoulder and turn around only to find out no one is there.
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.Throughout the state July is invariably the warmest month, February the coldest, the mean annual temperature is about, 45° F. The mean annual precipitation is not far from 31 in., a little more than one-half of which falls during the five growing months from May to October; the rain is evenly distributed over all parts of the state, but the snow is exceptionally heavy along the north shore of the upper peninsula.^ One story was that a little girl went outside to play during a winter blizzard and got pneumonia.
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^ If you call or visit during business hours she is more than willing to share her stories and she seemed open to have an investigation as long as you clear it with her.
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^ Bloomfield Hills - Fox and Hounds Restaurant- It is one of the most expensive restaurants on the states, every night around 11:30 pm, the cooks notice that all the pots and pans fall out of the shelves.
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Productions

Of the total land surface of the state in 1900 48 08% (in 1904, 47' I %) was included in farms and 67.2% (in 1904, 66.9%) of the farm land was improved; the total number of farms was 203,261 (in 1904, 189,167), of which 143,688 contained less than 100 acres, 54,556 others contained less than 260 acres, and 136 contained 1000 acres or more, the average size being 86' 4 acres (in 1904, 91 5 acres). Of the total number of farms 168,814 were operated by the owners (in 1904, 161,037 by owners and 914 by managers), 22,482 (in 1904, 19,525) by share tenants, 973 1 (in 1904, 7685) by cash tenants; and 312,462 of the inhabitants of the state, or 34 5% of all who were engaged in gainful occupations, were farmers. Of the total acreage in 1900 of all crops 58' 3% was in cereals and 28'8% in hay and forage; of the acreage of cereals 40' 8% was in wheat, 31 8% in Indian corn, 21 6% in oats and 3.7% in rye. In 1907 the buckwheat crop was 852,000 bushels; rye, 545 2, 000 bushels; the hay crop, 3,246,000 tons; oats, 30,534,000 bushels; barley, 1,496,000 bushels; wheat 12,731,000 bushels; and Indian corn 57,190,000 bushels. Of livestock, sheep are the most numerous (2,130,000 in 1907), and Michigan's wool clip in 1907 was 14,080,500 lb. The number of neat cattle in 1907 was 1,852,000 (849,000 dairy cows). The number of hogs was 1,388,000; and of horses 704,000.
Michigan produces the bulk of the peppermint crop of the United States, and it is in the front rank as a fruit-producing state. Barley and buckwheat are grown chiefly in the east part of the lower peninsula south of Saginaw Bay. .Potatoes are grown in considerable quantities in the north-west part of the lower peninsula in the vicinity of Grand Traverse Bay as well as throughout the southern portion of the state; the largest crops of beans are grown in the south central part of the lower peninsula, and of peas in the counties bordering on Lake Huron.^ Thunder Bay Island - Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse - this uninhabited island on Lake Huron is haunted by a lighthouse keeper named Morgan.
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^ Grand Traverse County - Monroe Center S. Of Traverse City - Monroe Center Cemetery - Odawa kids have been told a legend growing up of a Bear Walk.
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^ On several occasions in the upper part of the bar the area of the South West corner appears to fill with a smokey atmosphere ...
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.Kalamazoo, Jackson, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Ingham, Bay and Muskegon are the leading celery-producing counties; the peppermint district is in the south-west corner of the state; and market gardening is an important industry both in the south-west and in the south-east counties.^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Michigan State University Garden - Screaming heard and strange dark figures seen.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - West - On the 6th floor: two strange figures are sometimes seen once in a while at night after 3 AM. They are shadowy figures that simultaneously take both elevators and hold them.
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.All the principal fruits are grown in largest quantities in what is commonly known as the fruit belt in the south-west, particularly in Berrien, the corner county.^ On several occasions in the upper part of the bar the area of the South West corner appears to fill with a smokey atmosphere ...
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.The fresh-water fish caught in the Great Lakes by residents in Michigan exceed in value those caught by residents of other states, and in 1907 the catch was valued at $1,806,767. Nearly one-half both in quantity and value are taken from Lake Michigan, and, although as many as twenty kinds are caught in considerable quantities, more than 90% of the value of the catch consists of trout, herring, white fish and perch.^ And pictures taken by visitors have shown more than just the three ghosts.
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^ Mount Pleasant - Central Michigan University - Cobb Hall - 4th Floor - Many mysterious occurrences have been witnessed by residents.
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^ A large, white house with red shutters, one could nearly ALWAYS feel the presence of spirits.
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.Both the state government and the national government have established hatcheries within the state, and state laws protect the industry by regulating the size of mesh in the nets used, prescribing the size of fish that may be taken and kept, establishing close seasons for several kinds of fish, and by other limitations.^ (There are police that regularly patrol the grounds warding off college kids and protecting the other buildings on the property still running, but the state mental wards are closed) Muskegon - Amazon Apartments - weird noises and apparitions.
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Minerals

Of the mineral products (for which the state is noted) iron is the most valuable. This mineral was discovered in the Marquette district along the shore of Lake Superior early in the 18th century, but active operations for mining it did not begin until 1845; in 1877 mining of the same mineral began farther south in the Menominee district, and seven years later farther west along the Wisconsin border in Gogebic county. The annual product steadily increased from 3000 long tons in 1854 to 11,830,342 in 1907; from 1890 to 1901 Michigan ranked first in the union as an ironproducing state, but after 1901 its product was exceeded by that of Minnesota. Up to 1909 it was estimated that 380,417,085 tons of ore were shipped from the Lake Superior region. Next in value among the mineral products is copper; there are about twenty copper mines in Keweenaw peninsula and its vicinity. The Calumet and Hecla mine, in the central part of that peninsula, is probably the most profitable copper mine in the world; up to 1909 it had paid about $107,850,000 in dividends. .Copper mining in the state began about the same time as iron mining, and the quantity mined increased from 12 long tons in 1845 to 102,543 in 1906 (in 1907, 97,175 long tons).^ They noticed this for about 12 times then put them on the ground.
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From 1847 to 1887 the product of Michigan exceeded that of any other state; from 1847 to 1883 its copper product was more than one-half that of all the states, but after 1887 (except in 1891) more of that mineral was mined in Montana than in Michigan, and in 1906 and in 1907 the yield in both Arizona and Montana was greater than in Michigan. Fields of bituminous coal extend over an area of over 10,000 sq. m. in the central portion of the lower peninsula; but its quality is inferior. .The mining of coal began in Jackson county in 1835 and there was a slow increase in the output until 1882 (135,339 short tons); then there was a tendency to decrease until 1897, from which time the product increased from 223,592 short tons to 2,035,858 short tons in 1907. The principal mines are in Saginaw, Bay, Eaton, Jackson, Huron and Shiawassee counties.^ Luce County - Newberry - Angel Lake - At one time there was an old slaughter house down by the lake.
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.Salt wells are numerous in the middle and south-east sections of the lower peninsula; the first successful one was drilled in Saginaw county in 1859 and 1860. For a number of years prior to 1893 Michigan was the leading salt-producing state, and, though her output was subsequently (except in 1901) exceeded by that of New York, it continued to increase up to 1905, when it was 9,492,173 barrels; in 1907, the product was 10,786,630 barrels.^ Kingsford - Pine Mountain Road - U.P. Investigators has, after doing several investigations of the area,as well as checking city and county records, determined that this one is a hoax.
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^ One of the first floor boardrooms has a particularly obvious cold spot and a feeling of dread, as well as the smell of decay.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Hubbard Hall - on the 12 floor of the South complex it is reported, the lights on the floor go out & hearing someone running down the hall.
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.Gypsum is obtained from deposits along the banks of the Grand river in Kent county and in the vicinity of Alabaster along the shore of Lake Huron in Iosco county.^ Many have drowned there do to the Hidden lake that is on the way to the ruins of the home Meadville - Old River Road - Old river road is a dangerous curvy road that is along the banks of the Hommochitto River.
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^ Forester - Lake Huron - A young girl named Minnie Quay is said to haunt the shores of this lake.
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.Operations on the deposit near Grand Rapids were begun in 1841, and although that near Alabaster was opened in 1862, it was not until 1902 that it became of much importance; in that year the output of the state was 208,563 short tons; in 1907 317,261 short tons were mined.^ Grand Rapids - West Catholic High School - There is a cemetery next to the high school that has a 'glowing nun' near one of the tombstones.
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.Marl is found in the south part of the state; limestone most largely in the north part of the lower peninsula, and the east part of the upper peninsula; and the production of Portland cement increased rapidly from 77,000 barrels in 1898 to 3,572,668 in 1907. Besides limestones and dolomites, the only building stone of much commercial importance is the Potsdam sandstone, extensive beds of which lie in the north part of the upper peninsula.^ The occurrences are blamed on a ghost named Mr. Griffen, as it was only part of a name readable on an old tomb stone found in the yard.
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^ Battle Creek - Court Apartments (formally Webster Apartments) - Reports of strange occurrences happened only in the East side building, usually in apartments 1-4, and 8.
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^ Pleasant Center - This building used to be one of the most used State Mental hospitals for the criminally insane.
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Grindstones are produced in considerable quantity in Huron county. A small quantity of petroleum is obtained from thirteen wells in St Clair county in the east part of the lower peninsula; and the mineral waters at Mount Clemens, Benton Harbor and Alma are of considerable commercial value for medicinal purposes.

Manufactures

In 1900 the value of the manufactured products of Michigan amounted to $356,944,082, which was an increase of 28.4% over that of 1890, and by 1904 there was a further increase of 20.19%. .1 During the same period, however, the value of the products of the lumber and timber industry, which in 1870, 1880 and 1890 was greater than that of any other state, and in 1900 was still more than twice as great as that of the products of any other manufacturing industry in the state and was exceeded only by that of the product of Wisconsin, decreased from $83,121,969 in 1890 to $53,9 1 5, 6 47 (35.1%) in 1900, and to $40,569,335 in 1904, this decrease being due to the fact that the large quantities of raw material (both hard wood and pine) formerly found in the forests of Michigan had become so far exhausted that much of it had to be brought in from other states and from Canada.^ If you call or visit during business hours she is more than willing to share her stories and she seemed open to have an investigation as long as you clear it with her.
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^ Rumor has it that during a period when the cemetery was being moved to make room for the growing college a few bodies weren't found and put into the new cemetery.
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^ Kingsford - Pine Mountain Road - Everyone in town knows that this area was hit hard during the depression, and a hobo town was located where K-Mart is now.
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The value of the products of the furniture factories and of the planing mills, nevertheless, has steadily increased; that of the furniture factories (of which Grand Rapids is the leading centre not only in Michigan but in the United States) rising from $10,767,038 in 1890 to $14,614,506 in 1900 and $18,421,735 in 1904, and that of the planing mills from $10,007,603 in 1890 to $12,469,532 in 1900 and $14,375,467 in 1904. The total value of the lumber and timber products, the furniture products, and the planing-mill products amounted in 1900 to $80,999,685; the value of those manufactures based upon minerals mined or quarried amounted in the same year to $83,730,930.
Another important class of manufactures is that based on agriculture: the value of flour and grist mill products amounted to $ 21, 6 43,547 in 1900, and $26,512,027 in 1904; that of food preparations, for which Battle Creek is noted, to $1,891,516 in 1900 and $ 6 ,753, 6 99 in 1904; that of agricultural implements to $6,339,508 in 1900 and $8,719,719 in 1904; and of malt liquors to $5,296,825 in 1900 and $6,999,251 in 1904.
.Among other manufactures in which the state ranks high and in which there was a large increase in value during the same period 1 The 1904 census, taken by the Federal Bureau of the Census in co-operation with the secretary of state of Michigan, covered the year ending on the 30th of June 1904, and is thus not strictly comparable with the "1905" census of manufactures for other states, which were for the year ending on the 31st of December 1904. But like the special census of manufactures in other states, it is confined to establishments under the factory system, and hence its figures are considerably less than they would have been had it been taken on the same basis as that of the 1900 census, which included hand trades and other custom work; for example, on the basis of the 1904 census the value of the manufactured products in 1900 was only $319,691,856, and as that of 1904 was $429,120,060, the real increase was 34.2% instead of 20.19%.^ June 2008 Correction: There is no secretary of state at that location.
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^ There are other people living in the area now, and a large streetlight has been placed there by the people who own the neighboring land.
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^ As they would climb the stairs to the balcony, sometimes eyes would appear and once there appeared a woman.
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In the above text from this point the statistics given for 1900 are for factory products only.
are: leather, carriages and waggons, chemicals, paper and wood pulp and beet sugar. In 1904 Michigan manufactured automobiles valued at $6,876,708.
.The ten leading manufacturing centres are, in the order of the value of their products in 1904 Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Saginaw, Jackson, Lansing, Muskegon, Bay City and Port Huron, all in the south half of the lower peninsula.^ Grand Rapids - St. Isidore School - Reports of water faucets going on all by themselves.
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Communications

.The building of railways in Michigan began in 1830, but little progress had been made in 1837 when the state began the construction of three railways and two canals across the south half of the lower peninsula.^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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The Michigan Central was completed from Detroit to Ypsilanti in January 1838, a portion of the Michigan Southern was in operation in November 1840, and considerable work was done on the proposed Michigan Northern and the two canals. By 1846, however, the state had proved itself incompetent to carry on the work and sold its interests to private companies. In 1850 there were 342 m. completed, and from then until .1880 the mileage increased to 3938; but the great period of railway building in Michigan was in the decade from 1880 to 1890, when the mileage was increased to 7108.48. By the close of 1908 it had further increased to 8629.35. The principal lines are the Michigan Central, the Pere Marquette, the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, the Grand Rapids & Indiana, the Ann Arbor, the Grand Trunk, the Chicago & North-Western, the Duluth South Shore & Atlantic, the Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste.^ Ann Arbor - Mercywood Hospital - Mercywood was a mental hospital before closing down.
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^ Marquette - Northern Michigan University - Music Building - The ghost reported in the Forest Roberts theater elevator can not be because the theater has no elevator!
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^ Clair Shores - St. Gertrude Church and Bible Classes Building - St. Gertrude Church was built over a cemetery many years ago.
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Marie, and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul. A board of railway commissioners, which in 1907 succeeded a commissioner (whose office was created in 1873) hears complaints, has power to issue various orders and permits of minor importance to railway companies, and reports annually to the governor. 2 The legislature is empowered to appoint a commission to fix transportation rates for railways and express companies. Besides railway communication Michigan has a coast line of about 1600 m., along which vessels of 2000 tons can sail and find several good harbours, the water communication having been extended and improved by several canals, among which are the Sault Ste. .Marie, which passes the rapids of St Mary's River; the St Clair Flats, at the north end of Lake St Clair, by which a deeper channel is made through shallow water; and the Portage Lake, in the copper district, which connects that lake with Lake Superior.^ Grosse Pointe Shores - Lakeshore Drive - There have been plenty of accidents involving drownings in Lake St. Clair.
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^ North of Eagle River in the UP - You can see a large light at the end of Robins Road off Highway 45.
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^ Grand Rapids - St. Isidore School - Reports of water faucets going on all by themselves.
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The state undertook to construct that at Sault Ste. .Marie in 1837 but little had been accomplished in 1852 when the national government granted 750,000 acres of land to the state in aid of the enterprise, and three years after that the canal was completed.^ There is a grave marker of a little girl aged 9 years old by the name of Mary Jane Walker who died Jan.
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Since its completion, the national government has enlarged its locks so as to make it navigable for vessels drawing 21 ft. of water. The national government constructed the canal at the St Clair Flats in 1871 and contributed land for aid in the construction of that connecting lakes Portage and Superior, which was completed in 1873 and passed under national control in 1891.

Population

The population of Michigan in 1880 was 1,636,937; in 1890 it was 2,093,889, an increase of 27.9% within the decade; in 1900 it was 2,420,982, a further increase of 15.6% and in 1910, according to the preliminary returns of the U.S. census, it was 2,810,173. Of the total population in 1900, 2,398, 563 or 99.07% were whites, 15,861 were negroes, 6 354 were Indians, 240 were Chinese, and 9 were Japanese. 1,879,329 or 77.6% were native born and 541,653 were foreignborn, 184,398 of the foreign-born being natives of Canada (151,915 English; 32,483 French), 125,074 of Germany, 43,839 of England, and 30,406 of Holland. In 1906 982,479 communicants of different denominations were reported: of these 492,135 were Roman Catholics, 128,675 Methodists, 105,803 Lutherans, 50,136 Baptists, 37,900 Presbyterians, 28,345 members of Reformed bodies, and 26,349 members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. In 1900 39.3% of the total population lived in places having at least 2500 inhabitants.

Administration

The constitution under which Michigan is now governed was first adopted in 1850, when it was felt that the powers which the first one, that of 1835, conferred upon the executive and the legislature were too unrestricted. In 1908 it was revised, and many changes were made.
.The constitution admits of amendment by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature, followed at the next succeeding spring or autumn election by an affirmative vote of a majority of the electors voting upon the question; or an amendment may be proposed by an initiative petition signed by more than 20% of the total number of electors who voted for secretary of state at the preceding election, and such an amendment (unless disapproved by a majority vote in a joint meeting of the two houses of the legislature) is submitted to popular 2 In 1909 telegraph and telephone companies were put under the supervision of the same board.^ Mackinac Island - Mission House - When the Mission House (now state employee housing) was built it was at the heart of a Christian mission to convert Indians who lived on the island.
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^ State employees report the ghosts of children all over the basement and first two floors of the house.
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vote at the next election and comes into effect only if it receives a favourable majority of the popular vote. .Amendments suggested by the legislature have been frequently adopted, and one, adopted in 1862, provided that the question of a general revision of the constitution shall be submitted to a popular vote once every sixteen years and at such other times as may be provided by law.^ Such things like an orderly living in the houses provided for them just a few hundred feet away from the hospital was subject to the torture of one of the patients.
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^ News coverage about these hauntings every year around Halloween time, on the local channels.
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When this question was so submitted for the first time, in 1866, the vote was to revise; but the revision prepared by a convention called for the purpose was rejected at the polls The revision by the Constitutional Convention of1907-1908was adopted by popular vote in 1908.
.In its present form the constitution confers suffrage upon every male citizen of the United States who is twenty-one years of age or over and has resided in the state six months and in his township or ward twenty days immediately preceding an election; and any woman may vote in an election involving the direct expenditure of public money or the issue of bonds if she have the qualifications of male electors and if she have property assessed for taxes in any part of the district or territory affected by the election in question.^ Presque Isle - Old Presque Isle Light House - The true story involves an elderly couple who were caretakers of the lighthouse, and how the husband tried for years to get the light in the lighthouse working.
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^ But when you look at the bubble which holds a picture of the child it is that of an elderly woman and supposedly it has aged through out the years much as the child would have if she had lived.
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^ Owosso - Pink Bridge - a male and a female about 18 years of age back in the 1900 jumped to their deaths, and still haunt the bridge to this day.
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.At the head of the executive department is the governor, who is elected for two years, and who at the time of his election must be at least thirty years of age and must have been for five years a citizen of the United States, and for the two years immediately preceding a resident of the state.^ They claim to have done this at least 50 times over the past 10 years or so.
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^ During the War of 1812 there where two British soldiers who went AWOL, and a price was placed on their heads.
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^ There is a grave marker of a little girl aged 9 years old by the name of Mary Jane Walker who died Jan.
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A lieutenant-governor, for whom the same qualifications are prescribed, is elected at the same time for the same term. .Under the first constitution the secretary of state, treasurer, auditor-general, attorney-general, commissioner of the land office, superintendent of public instruction and the judges were all appointed by the governor, but under the present one they are elected and only minor officers are appointed.^ When they all turned to look no one was there.
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^ State employees report the ghosts of children all over the basement and first two floors of the house.
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^ Only one headstone existing in the middle of all the white crosses.
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In 1893 the legislature created a board of four members to be appointed by the governor, one of whom must be a physician, another an attorney, and made it its duty to investigate the case of every convict for whom a petition for pardon is received and then report and recommend to the governor what it deem expedient. The governor's salary is fixed by the revised constitution of 1908 at $5000 a year. The lieutenant-governor succeeds the governor in case of vacancy, and next in order of succession comes the secretary of state.
.The legislature, consisting of a Senate of 32 members, and a House of Representatives of ioo members (according to the constitution not less than 64 and not more than ioo), meets biennially, in odd-numbered years, at Lansing.^ People that live there year-round will see more than any tourist.
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.Both senators and representatives are elected for a term of two years by single districts, except that a township or city which is entitled by its population to more than one representative elects its representatives on a general ticket.^ Two of our thirteen year old boys were sent to the clubhouse by one of their mothers to retrieve some beverages left in the kitchen.
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^ People that live there year-round will see more than any tourist.
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Beginning in 1913 and at each subsequent tenth year, the legislature, under the revised constitution of 1908, rearranges the senatorial districts and reapportions the representatives among the counties and districts, using as a basis the returns of the next preceding decennial census; the taking of a state census between the decennial periods is discontinued.
.No bill can pass either house except by an affirmative vote of a majority of the members elected to that house, and on its third reading the ayes and noes must be taken and recorded; for appropriation bills a two-thirds majority of all members elected to each house is required.^ The next day, the whole family was out of the house, and no one had been there all day.
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^ State employees report the ghosts of children all over the basement and first two floors of the house.
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All legislation must be by bill, legislation by joint and concurrent resolutions thus being prevented. .No bill may be passed at a regular session until it has been printed and in possession of each house for five days; no bill may be passed at a special session on any subject not expressly stated in the governor's proclamation or submitted by special message.^ The next day, the whole family was out of the house, and no one had been there all day.
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^ The day of her funeral she started knocking on doors of the house she was born in.1 month later as her clothes were to be removed the doors in the home flew open with no reason.
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.The governor has ten days (Sundays not being counted) in which to exercise his veto power (which may be applied to any item or items of any bill making appropriations of money and embracing distinct items), and an affirmative vote in each house of two-thirds of the members elected is required to pass a bill over his veto.^ The owner is trying to save the 50,000 bricks that make up the house to build two new houses.
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Under the revised constitution of 1908 any bill passed by the legislature and approved by the governor, except appropriation bills, may be referred by the legislature to the qualified electors; and no bill so referred shall become law unless approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon; no local or special act, passed by the legislature, takes effect until it is approved by a majority vote of the electors in the affected district.
The administration of justice is entrusted to a supreme court, a continually increasing number of circuit courts (thirty-eight in 1909), one probate court in each county, and not exceeding four justices of the peace in each township. .The supreme court is composed of one chief justice and seven associate justices, all elected for a term of ten years, not more than two retiring every two years; it holds four sessions annually, exercises a general control over the inferior courts, may issue, hear and determine any of the more important writs, and has appellate jurisdiction only in all other important cases.^ Two of our thirteen year old boys were sent to the clubhouse by one of their mothers to retrieve some beverages left in the kitchen.
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^ Also seeing large eyes all around and creatures that stand taller than cars, but only at night.
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^ Only one headstone existing in the middle of all the white crosses.
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.There is only one circuit court judge for a circuit, unless the legislature provides for the election of more; the term of office is six years.^ One 15 Year old girl went there in June and rumor is she is missing.
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^ Many former employees have said they have seen images of people standing in the back of the warehouse, only to find there is no one there.
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^ She knew that no one was in the church because it is not open unless there is Saturday night mass or on Sunday.
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Circuit court judges have original jurisdiction in most matters civil and criminal, hear appeals from the lower courts, and must hold at least four sessions annually in each county of the circuit. Each county elects a judge of probate for a term of four years; he has original concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit court in matters of probate, and has original jurisdiction in all cases of juvenile delinquents and dependents. The legislature may provide for the election of more than one judge of probate in a county with more than ioo,000 inhabitants. Justices of the peace are elected by the townships for a term of four years - there are not more than four in each township; in civil matters they have exclusive jurisdiction of cases in which the demand does not exceed $loo and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in contract cases in which the demand does not exceed $300.
For purposes of local government the state is divided into eighty-three counties, each of which is in turn divided regularly by N. and S. and E. and W. lines into several townships. In the more sparsely inhabited counties of the upper peninsula and in the N.E. section of the lower peninsula the townships are much larger than in other parts of the state. The officers of the township are a supervisor, clerk, treasurer, highwaycommissioner, one overseer of highways for each highway district, a justice of the peace, and not more than four constables, all of whom are elected at the annual township meeting in April. The supervisor, two of the justices of the peace and the clerk constitute the township board, whose duty it is to settle claims against the township, audit accounts, and publish annually an itemized statement of receipts and disbursements. The supervisor is also the township assessor, and the several township supervisors constitute the county board of supervisors who equalize property valuations as between townships, authorize townships to borrow money with which to build or repair bridges, are entrusted with the care and management of the property and business of the county, and may borrow or raise by tax what is necessary to meet the more common expenses of the county. .Other county officers are a treasurer, clerk, sheriff, register of deeds, attorney, surveyor and two coroners, each elected for a term of two years, a school commissioner elected for a term of four years, and one or more notaries public appointed by the governor.^ Two of our thirteen year old boys were sent to the clubhouse by one of their mothers to retrieve some beverages left in the kitchen.
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Under the revised constitution of 1908 the former classification of cities into four classes and the practice of granting special charters were abolished, and the legislature is required to provide by general laws for the incorporation of cities and villages; "such general laws shall limit their rate of taxation for municipal purposes and restrict their powers of borrowing money and contracting debts." Cities and villages are permitted - upon authorization by the affirmative vote of three-fifths of the electors voting on the question - to own and operate, even outside their corporate limits, public utilities for supplying water, light, heat, power and transportation, and may sell and deliver, outside their corporate limits, water, heat, power and light to an amount not more than one-fourth that furnished by them in each case within their corporate limits; but no city or village of less than 25,000 inhabitants may own or operate' transportation facilities. Under the revision of 1908 corporate franchises cannot be granted for a longer term than thirty years.

Law

A wife in Michigan has the same right to her property acquired either before or after marriage as she would have if single, except that she cannot under ordinary circumstances give, grant or sell it to another without her husband's consent. .Grounds for a divorce are adultery, physical incapacity at the time of marriage, sentence to imprisonment for three years or more, desertion for two years, habitual drunkenness, extreme cruelty, or, in case of the wife, refusal of the husband to provide for her maintenance when sufficiently able to do so; but in case the parties were married outside of Michigan the party seeking the divorce must reside within the state at least one year before petitioning for the same.^ They claim to have done this at least 50 times over the past 10 years or so.
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^ Before he could get it to work, the husband died leaving his wife a widow.
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^ Two of our thirteen year old boys were sent to the clubhouse by one of their mothers to retrieve some beverages left in the kitchen.
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An insolvent debtor's homestead - consisting of not more than 40 acres of land with a house thereon, or a house and lot in a city or village not exceeding $1500 in value, together with not less than $500 of his personal property - is exempt from execution. For several years previous to 1876 a clause of the constitution prohibited the sale of intoxicating liquors within the state. Since then the whole liquor business has been subjected to a heavy tax, and since 1887 the prohibition of it has been left to the option of each of the several counties. A state court of mediation and arbitration, consisting of three members appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate, was created in 1889 to inquire into the cause of grievances threatening or resulting in any strike or lock-out and to endeavour to effect a settlement.

Charitable and Penal Institutions

.The state supports the Michigan Asylum for the Insane (opened 1859), at Kalamazoo; the Eastern Michigan Asylum for the Insane (opened 1878), at Pontiac; the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane (opened 1885), at Traverse City; the Michigan Asylum for the Dangerous and Criminal Insane (established 1885), at Ionia; the Upper Peninsula Hospital for the Insane, at Newberry; a Psychopathic Hospital (established 1907), at Ann Arbor; a State Sanatorium (established 1905), at Howell; the Michigan State Prison (established 1839), at Jackson; the Michigan Reformatory (established 1887), at Ionia; the State House of Correction and Branch Prison (established 1885), at Marquette; the Industrial School for Boys, at Lansing; the Industrial Home for Girls (established 1879), near Adrian; the State Public School (opened 1874), at Coldwater, a temporary home for dependent children until homes in families can be found for them; the School for the Deaf (established 1854), at Flint; the School for the Blind, at Lansing; an Employment Institution for the Blind (established 1903), at Saginaw; the Home for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic (established 1893), at Lapeer; and the Michigan Soldiers' Home (established 1885), at Grand Rapids.^ The house has been a home for boys, then for nuns, and a state police post.
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^ Traverse City - Traverse City State Hospital - closed down in 1989.
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^ Traverse City - Central Grade School - Haunted by a little girl and janitor killed in a fire.
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.Each of these institutions is under the control of a board of three or more members appointed by the governor with the approval of the Senate, and at the head of the department is the State Board of Corrections and Charities, consisting of the governor and four other members appointed by him, with the approval of the Senate, for a term of eight years, one retiring every two years.^ This happened three times in one night to a group of 4 people in one car and two in another.
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^ Two of our thirteen year old boys were sent to the clubhouse by one of their mothers to retrieve some beverages left in the kitchen.
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^ A "shadowlike" face has been seen in the window of the control room during film showings on several occasions in the past two years.
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This board is required to visit each of the institutions at least once a year to ascertain its condition and needs, and all proposed appropriations for their support, plans of buildings, proposed systems of sewerage, ventilation and heating must be submitted to it.

Education

.Michigan was a pioneer state in creating the American educational system; she began the organization of it at the time of her admission into the Union in 1837, and has since been noted for the high standard of her schools.^ Michigan Center - Michigan Center Jr. High School - When you go in to the auditorium alone the lights will shut off and dark spots will appear and strange sounds will be heard.
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^ Novi - Novi High School - Back before the extensions were built to expand the high schools, tunnels and walkways were built under the old school creating a maze of disjointed paths underground.
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.Each township operating under the District Act has two school inspectors - one being elected at each town meeting for a term of two years - who with the township clerk constitute the township board of school inspectors, and to this board is given authority to divide the township into school districts and to exercise a general supervision over the several schools within their jurisdiction; a township may be organized as a single district, called a "township unit district."^ Two of our thirteen year old boys were sent to the clubhouse by one of their mothers to retrieve some beverages left in the kitchen.
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^ One investigator claims to have recorded a very clear evp of two voices calling their name and asking for help; orbs-a-plenty in the military section.
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^ A girl who was dropped of early one morning decided to sit and wait in the hall until school had opened reports someone or something pulling her hair.
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.The qualified electors of each district having an ungraded school elect a moderator, a director and a treasurer - one at each annual school meeting - for a term of three years, who constitute the district school board, and this board is entrusted with ample power for directing the affairs of the school.^ A girl who was dropped of early one morning decided to sit and wait in the hall until school had opened reports someone or something pulling her hair.
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.In a district having more than loo children of school age a graded school under the control of five trustees is formed whenever two-thirds of the electors vote for it at a town meeting, and the trustees of a graded school may establish a high school whenever a majority of the electors authorize them to do so.^ Westland - Lutheran High Westland - formerly Nankin Mills Middle School - stories say that three children died in the tunnels beneath the school.
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^ Novi - Novi High School - Back before the extensions were built to expand the high schools, tunnels and walkways were built under the old school creating a maze of disjointed paths underground.
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.A high school may also be established in any township in which there is no incorporated village or city if when the question is submitted to the electors of that township a majority of the votes cast are in the affirmative.^ Newaygo High School - There was once a girl who was bit by a poisonous snake when she was in a patch of trees behind the school smoking a cigarette.
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^ Wayne - Wayne Memorial High School - A Girl was raped and killed in the library; if you sit there you can hear her screaming for help and someone breathing on your neck.
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^ High School kids were going to have a party out there and a Amish looking man broke up the party with a pitch fork!
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Each county has a county school commissioner, elected for a term of four years, who exercises a general supervision over the schools within his jurisdiction, and a board of examiners, consisting of three members (including the commissioner) and appointed by the several boards of county supervisors, from whom teachers receive certificates. .Finally, at the head of all the public elementary and secondary schools of the state is the state superintendent of public instruction, elected for a term of two years; he is ex officio a member and secretary of the state board of education, and a member, with the right to speak but not to vote, of all other boards having control of public instruction in any state institution.^ State employees report the ghosts of children all over the basement and first two floors of the house.
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^ A "shadowlike" face has been seen in the window of the control room during film showings on several occasions in the past two years.
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^ Freeland - Elementary school - building used to be a graveyard, all bodies not removed.
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.In every district having as many as Soo children between the ages of five and twenty the state requires that the school be taught not less than nine months a year; and a compulsory education law requires the attendance of all children between the ages of eight and fifteen for four months each year, in cities all between the same ages for the full school year, and between the ages of seven and sixteen if found frequenting public places without lawful occupation.^ This has gone on every night for many years.
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^ The same employee from last Sunday battled it for 2 hours having to turn the volume down every 10-15 minutes.
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^ State employees report the ghosts of children all over the basement and first two floors of the house.
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The higher state institutions of learning consist of a university, to which graduates of high schools on an accredited list are admitted without examination, four normal schools, an agricultural college, and a school of mines. .The university (at Ann Arbor) was established in 1837, and is under the control of a board of regents elected by the people for a term of eight years, two every two years; the president of the institution and the superintendent of public instruction are members of the board but without the right to vote.^ Ann Arbor a little way down from the cemetery next to I-94 on the right side if you are going west.
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^ A "shadowlike" face has been seen in the window of the control room during film showings on several occasions in the past two years.
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.The state normal schools are: the Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti (organized in 1849); the Central Michigan Normal School at Mount Pleasant (established in 1895); the Northern State Normal School at Marquette (established in 1899); and the Western State Normal School at Kalamazoo (established in 1904).^ Mount Pleasant - Central Michigan University - Beddow Hall - Reports of hearing footsteps on the floor above you.
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^ Mount Pleasant - Central Michigan University - Warriner Hall - long ago there was a young actress who frequented Warriner Hall (CMU campus).
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^ Mount Pleasant - Central Michigan University - Cobb Hall - 4th Floor - Many mysterious occurrences have been witnessed by residents.
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.All of them are under the state board of education, which consists of the state superintendent of public instruction and three other members elected, one every two years, for a term of six years.^ Bloomfield Hills - Fox and Hounds Restaurant- It is one of the most expensive restaurants on the states, every night around 11:30 pm, the cooks notice that all the pots and pans fall out of the shelves.
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^ State employees report the ghosts of children all over the basement and first two floors of the house.
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^ This happened three times in one night to a group of 4 people in one car and two in another.
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The agricultural college, at East Lansing, 3 m. east of .Lansing, is the oldest in the United States; it was provided for by the state constitution of 1850, organized in 18J5 and opened in 1857, and is under the control of the state board of agriculture, consisting of the president of the college and six other members elected by popular vote for a term of six years, two every two years.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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^ A "shadowlike" face has been seen in the window of the control room during film showings on several occasions in the past two years.
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.The college of mines, at Houghton, was established in 1885 and is under the control of a board of six members appointed by the governor with the approval of the Senate, two every two years.^ A "shadowlike" face has been seen in the window of the control room during film showings on several occasions in the past two years.
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In 1908 it had 35 instructors, 253 students, and a library of 22,000 volumes. Other important institutions of learning within the state but not maintained by it are: Albion College (Methodist Episcopal; opened in 1843), at Albion; Hillsdale College (Free Baptist, 1855), at Hillsdale; Kalamazoo College (Baptist, 1855), at Kalamazoo; Adrian College (controlled by the Methodist Protestant Church since 1867), at Adrian; Olivet College (Congregational, 1859), at Olivet; Hope College (Reformed, 1866), at Holland; Detroit College (Roman Catholic, 1877), at Detroit; Alma College (Presbyterian; incorporated 1886), at Alma; and some professional schools at Detroit (q.v.).

Finance

The revenue of the state is derived almost wholly from taxes, about 87% from a direct or general property tax and the rest from various specific or indirect taxes, such as the liquor tax and the inheritance tax. The direct tax, other than that on the property of corporations, is assessed by the township supervisors, or, in cities and incorporated villages by the officer named in the charter for that service, on what is supposed to be the full cash value of the property. .The assessment roll thus prepared is reviewed by a local board of review; an equalization between the assessing districts in a county is made annually by the county board of supervisors, and between the counties in the state every five years (and at such other times as the legislature may direct) by the state board of equalization, which is composed of the lieutenant-governor, auditor-general, secretary of state, treasurer, and commissioner of the land office.^ News coverage about these hauntings every year around Halloween time, on the local channels.
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But at the head of the whole taxing system is the board of state tax commissioners and ex officio state board of assessors, consisting of three members appointed by the governor with the approval of the senate for a term of six years. It exercises a general supervision over all other taxing officers and is itself the assessor of the property of railroads, express companies and certain car companies. Mainly through the efficiency of this board the assessed value of the taxable property of the state was increased from $968,189,087 in 1899 to $1,418,251,858 in 1902, or 46.4%, and the taxes levied on railways, which had hitherto been assessed on their gross earnings, were increased from $1,483,907 in 1901 to $3,288,162 in 1902, or 121 6%. .In entering upon the work of public improvements in 1837 the state borrowed $5,200,000, and the greater portion of the bonds were sold to the Morris Canal and Banking Company and to the Pennsylvania United States Bank, both of which failed when they had only in part paid for the bonds.^ Her friend who was working there heard it to and asked, ”what was that?” they were the only 2 working.
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.About this time it was seen that the cost of the improvements undertaken would be much greater than the original estimate and that several of them were impracticable.^ Several of the grounds crew have seen a man dematerialize in the same area a few times.
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.The difficulty of meeting the interest as it became due soon threatened to be insurmountable, but the state finally sold the improvements made and came out of the experience with good credit although with a large debt - about two and a half millions of dollars.^ Strangest experience was finding a chair placed about two feet from front door, looking out onto street.
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This was further increased during the Civil War, but after the close of that war it was rapidly diminished and finally was extinguished in the last decade of the century. The present constitution (as revised in 1908) forbids the contraction of a state debt exceeding $250,000 except for repelling an invasion or suppressing an insurrection, and the borrowing power of the minor civil divisions is restricted by a general law.
The early experience of the state with banks was scarcely less serious than that with public improvements. .Although there were already fifteen banks in the state in 1837 yet the cry against monopoly was loud, and so in that year a general banking law was passed whereby any ten or more freeholders might establish a bank with a capital of not less than fifty thousand nor more than three hundred thousand dollars and begin business as soon as 30% of the capital was paid in in specie.^ And pictures taken by visitors have shown more than just the three ghosts.
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^ If you call or visit during business hours she is more than willing to share her stories and she seemed open to have an investigation as long as you clear it with her.
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^ The owner of the yard now makes sure the place is always closed before dark and there has been a for sale sign in front of this yard for more than three years going.
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Only a few provisions were made, and those ineffectual, for the protection of the public: later in the same year the legislature passed an act for the suspension of specie payments until the 6th of May 1838, and the consequence was that the state was flooded with irredeemable paper currency. But most of the "wild cat" banks had passed out of existence by 1839, and in 1844 the bank act of 1837 was declared unconstitutional. Profiting by this experience, the framers of the constitution of 1850 inserted a provision in that document whereby no general banking law can have effect until it has been submitted to the people and has been approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question. .This provision is included in the revised constitution adopted in 1908, with an additional provision that no amendment shall be made to any banking law unless it shall receive an affirmative two-thirds vote of both branches of the legislature.^ In the bathroom of room 404, two materials made of glass have fallen for no reason and broke into pieces.
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The present banking law provides that the capital stock of a state bank shall be not less than $20,000 in a city of not more than 1500 inhabitants, not less than $25,000 in a city of not more than 5000, not less than $50,000 in a city of between 5000 and 20,000, not less than $100,000 in a city of between 20,000 and 110,000, and not less than $250,000 in all larger cities. Commercial banks and savings banks are required to keep on hand at least 15% of their total deposits. Every stockholder in a bank is made individually liable to the amount of his stock at its par value in addition to the said stock. And all banks are subject to the inspection and supervision of the commissioner of the state banking department, who is appointed by the governor with the approval of the Senate for a term of four years.

History

From 1613 until 1760 the territory now within the borders of Michigan formed a part of New France, and the first Europeans to found missions and settlements within those borders were Frenchmen. .Two Jesuits, Raymbault and Jogues, visited the site of Sault Sainte Marie as early as 1641 for the conversion of the Chippewas; in 1668 Marquette founded there the first permanent settlement within the state; three years later he had founded a mission among the Hurons at Michilimackinac; La Salle built a fort at the mouth of the Saint Joseph in 1679; and in 1701 Cadillac founded Detroit as an important point for the French control of the fur trade.^ Before the settlement of Saint Clair County, there had been a French fur trader and his family who'd set up a trading post just off the "big river".
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^ Marquette - Big Bay Point Lighthouse - There have been two sightings of a man in the residence part of the house..
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^ They call her (CRYING MARY) Bay City - Delta College - Reports of apparitions and footsteps heard in there and found nobody in the building.
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.But the missionaries were not interested in the settlement of the country by Europeans, the fur traders were generally opposed to it, there was bitter strife between the missionaries and Cadillac, and the French system of absolutism in government and monopoly in trade were further obstacles to progress.^ Before the settlement of Saint Clair County, there had been a French fur trader and his family who'd set up a trading post just off the "big river".
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.Even Detroit was so expensive to the government of the mother country that there was occasional talk of abandoning it; and so during the last fifty-nine years that Michigan was a part of new France there were no new settlements, and little if any growth in those already established.^ And some have even reported of feeling a presence of another person when no one is there or in the hallways.
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^ Books fall off the selves and you feel like there is someone in the room who wants you to go away even thought there is no one there.
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^ In a little tunnel thing outside of the new hospital, there is a furnace type thing.
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.During the last war between the English and the French in America the Michigan settlements passed into the possession of the English, Detroit in 1760 and the others in 1761, but the time had not yet come for much improvement.^ People say that if you lie on the ground in front of the tree you can see a shadow come at you and pass through you into the ground.
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.The white inhabitants, still mostly French, were subjected to an English rule that until the Quebec Act of 1774 was chiefly military, and as a consequence many of the more thrifty sought homes elsewhere, and the Indians, most of whom had been allies of the French, were so ill-treated, both by the officers and traders, that under Pontiac, chief of the Ottawas, a simultaneous attack on the English posts was planned.^ Dearborn - Greenfield Village - haunted by many ghosts in most of the homes, the most active are in Firestone Farm, and Webster home.
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^ While the trapper trader was up north, Indians attacked the trading post, burning it to the ground, along with the trapper's wife and children.
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Detroit was besieged for five months and both Michilimackinac and Saint Joseph were taken. .Moreover, the English policy, which first of all was concerned with the profits of trade and manufacture, gave little more encouragement to the settlement of this section of the country than did the French.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ More I'm the the mother of my son Andrew who was placed on toamax for migranes at the age 15...little did ...
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.By the Treaty of Paris, in 1783, which concluded the American War of Independence, the title to what is now Michigan passed to the United States, and in 1787 this region became a part of the North-West Territory; but it was not until 1796 that Detroit and Mackinac (Michilimackinac), in accordance with Jay's Treaty of 1794, were surrendered by Great Britain.^ Augusta - Brook Lodge Hotel - Hotel now owned by Michigan State University.
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^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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.In 1800, on the division of the North-West Territory, the west portion of Michigan became a part of the newly-established Indiana Territory, into which the entire area of the present state was embodied in 1802, when Ohio was admitted to the Union; and finally, in 1805, Michigan Territory was organized, its south boundary being then described as a line drawn east from the south extremity of Lake Michigan until it intersected Lake Erie, and its west boundary a line drawn from the same starting point through the middle of Lake Michigan to its north extremity and then due north to the north boundary of the United States.^ Some people have reported stopping to try to communicate with her, but she always disappears or runs into the woods where she cannot be followed (due to the thick brambles that inhabit the area).
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^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - West - On the 6th floor: two strange figures are sometimes seen once in a while at night after 3 AM. They are shadowy figures that simultaneously take both elevators and hold them.
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.In 1812, during the second war between Great Britain and the United States, General William Hull, first governor of the Territory, although not greatly outnumbered, surrendered Detroit to the British without a struggle; in the same year also Mackinac was taken and Michigan again passed under British rule.^ During the American Revolution, the British controlled Grosse Isle, and during the war of 1812,as well.
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^ During the War of 1812 there where two British soldiers who went AWOL, and a price was placed on their heads.
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This rule was of short duration, however, for soon after Commodore Oliver H. Perry's victory on Lake Erie, in September of the next year, Detroit and the rest of Michigan except Mackinac, which was not recaptured until July 1815, were again taken into the possession of the United States. .Up to this time the Territory had still remained for the most part a wilderness in which the fur trade reaped the largest profits, its few small settlements being confined to the borders; and the inaccurate reports of the surveyors sent out by the national government described the interior as a vast swamp with only here and there a little land fit for cultivation.^ Before the settlement of Saint Clair County, there had been a French fur trader and his family who'd set up a trading post just off the "big river".
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^ Legend has it that before the strip mall was built there was a house there and a little boys father trapped him in a small closet and left him there to starve.
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^ Hotel staff have said they hear the piano playing when alone in the Doctor's cottage, closing up after events- and yet they are the only people there.
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The large number of hostile Indians was also a factor in making the Territory unattractive. .But during the efficient administration of Lewis Cass, governor of the Territory from 1813 to 1831, the interference of the British was checked and many of the Indians were removed to the west of the Mississippi; printing presses, established during the same period at Detroit, Ann Arbor, Monroe and Pontiac, became largely instrumental in making the country better known; the first steamboat, the "Walk-in-the-Water," appeared at Detroit in 1818; the Erie canal was opened in 1825; by 1830 a daily boat line was running between Detroit and Buffalo, and the population of Michigan, which was only 4762 in 1810 and 8896 in 1820, increased to 31,639 in 1830 and 212,267 in 1840. In 1819 the Territory had been empowered to send a delegate to Congress.^ Rumor has it that during a period when the cemetery was being moved to make room for the growing college a few bodies weren't found and put into the new cemetery.
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^ Ann Arbor a little way down from the cemetery next to I-94 on the right side if you are going west.
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.By 1832 the question of admission into the Union had arisen, and in 1835 a convention was called in Detroit, a constitution was framed in May, that constitution was adopted by popular vote in October, state officers were elected, and application for admission was made; but a dispute with Ohio over the boundary between the two caused a delay in the admission by Congress until early in the year 1837. Although the ordinance creating the North-West Territory fixed the boundary line as claimed by Michigan, yet that line was found to be farther south than was at the time expected and when the constitution of Ohio was adopted it was accompanied with a proviso designed to secure to that state a north boundary that was north of the mouth of the Maumee River.^ A man and woman dressed in late '20s - early '30s garb have been seen many times over the years, not only by owners' families, but also by employees and customers alike.
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^ In the early summer of 1978, Steven Madison, a 33-year-old worker for a glass plant in Toledo, Ohio, walked into a home on Verna Drive and killed an elderly couple with a hammer found in the garage.
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The territory between the two proposed lines was unquestionably of greater economic importance to Ohio than to Michigan, and, besides, at this particular time there were forcible political reasons for not offending the older state. .The consequence was that after the bloodless "war" between the two states for the possession of Toledo, Congress settled the dispute in Ohio's favour and gave to Michigan the territory since known as the upper peninsula.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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.The boundaries as fixed by Congress were rejected by a convention which met on the 4th of September at Ann Arbor, but they were accepted by the convention of the Jackson party, which met, also at Ann Arbor, on the 6th of December; the action of this latter convention was considered authoritative by Congress, which admitted Michigan into the Union as a state on the 26th of January 1837. Since admission into the Union the more interesting experiences of the state have been with internal improvements and with banking, which together resulted in serious financial distress; in the utilization of its natural resources, which have been a vast source of wealth; and in the development of its educational system, in which the state has exerted a large influence throughout the Union.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - West - On the 6th floor: two strange figures are sometimes seen once in a while at night after 3 AM. They are shadowy figures that simultaneously take both elevators and hold them.
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From the beginning of its government under its first state constitution in 1835 until 1855 Michigan had a Democratic administration with the exception of the years 1840-1842, when opposition to the financial measures of the Democrats placed the Whigs in power. .But it was in Michigan that the Republican party received its first official recognition, at a state convention held at Jackson on the 6th of July 1857, and from the beginning of the following year the administration has been Republican with the exception of two terms from 1883 to 1885, and from 1891 to 1893, when it was again Democratic.^ State employees report the ghosts of children all over the basement and first two floors of the house.
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Governors Of Michigan William Hull Territorial.1805-1813Lewis Cass.1813-1831Stevens Thompson Mason (acting) 1831 George Bryan Porter1831-1834Stevens Thompson Mason (acting)1834-1835John Scott Horner (acting). 1835 State.
Stevens Thompson Mason. Democrat1835-1840William Woodbridge Whig1840-1841James Wright Gordon (acting)„1841-1842John Steward Barry.. Democrat1842-1846Alpheus Felch. .. „1846-1847William L. Greenly (acting) „1847-1848Epaphroditus Ransom. „1848-1850John Steward Barry.. ,,1850-1851Robert McClelland.. „1851-1853Andrew Parsons (acting) .„1853-1855Kinsley S. Bingham Republican1855-1859Moses Wisner.. „1859-1861Austin Blair.1861-1865Henry Howland Crapo1865-1869Henry Porter Baldwin1869-1873John Judson Bagley1873-1877Charles Miller Croswell1877-1881David Howell Jerome„1881-1883Josiah W. Begole.. Democrat and Greenback1883-1885Russell Alexander Alger Republican1885-1887Cyrus Gray Luce1887-1891Edwin Baruch Winans Democrat1891-1893John T. Rich.. Republican1893-1897Hazen Smith Pingree. „1897-1901Aaron Thomas Bliss.1901-1905Fred M. Warner. „1905-1911Chase S. Osborn .. 1911/n==Authorities== - The ? .Publications of the Michigan Geological Survey (Detroit, Lansing and New York, 1838 seq.^ There are multiple Michigan Salvage Yards that will allow you, the shopper to get a great part on a Detroit OEM part at a fraction of the cost as new.
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) deal largely with the mining districts of the upper peninsula. Alexander Winchell, Michigan: Being Condensed Popular Sketches of the Topography, Climate and Geology of the State (1873), is in large measure restricted to the south half of the state. W. J. Beal and C. F. Wheeler, Michigan Flora (Lansing, 1892), contains the results of an extensive study of the subject. .See also the Twelfth Census of the United States (Washington, 1901-1902); Silas Farmer, Michigan Book: a State Cyclopaedia with Sectional County Maps (Detroit, 1901); Bela Hubbard, Memorials of a Half-Century (New York, 1887), a well written account of observations, chiefly upon scenery, fauna, flora and climate; Webster Cook, Michigan: its History and Government (New York, 1905), written primarily for use in schools and containing a reference bibliography; A. C. McLaughlin, History of Higher Education in Michigan, in Circulars of Information of the United States Bureau of Education (Washington, 1891), being an account of the origin of the public school system and an individual account of each higher institution of learning; T. M. Cooley, Michigan: a History of Government (Boston, 1885), a critical but popular narrative by an eminent jurist; J. V. Campbell, Outlines of the Political History of Michigan (Detroit, 1876), also by a jurist of the state; Henry M. Utley and Byron M. Cutcheon, Michigan as a Province, Territory and State (4 vols., New York, 1906); Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Historical Collections: Collections and Researches (Lansing, 1877 seq.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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); and Publications of the Michigan Political Science Association (Ann Arbor, 1893).


Wiktionary

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English

Map of US highlighting Michigan

Etymology

From Ojibwe mishigami, meaning "great lake" (referring to Lake Michigan).

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Michigan
Plural
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Michigan
  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Lansing. Largest city: Detroit.
  2. Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes

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State of Michigan
Flag of Michigan State seal of Michigan
Flag of Michigan SealImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif
Nickname(s)Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: The Wolverine State,
The Great Lakes State,
The Automotive State,
Winter Water Wonderland
Motto(s)Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)
Map of the United States with Michigan highlighted
Official language(s)Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif None (English, de-facto)
CapitalImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif Lansing
Largest cityImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif Detroit
Largest metro areaImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif Metro Detroit
AreaImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif  Ranked 11thImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif
 - Total 97,990 sq miImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif
(253,793 km²Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif)
 - Width 239 miles (385 kmImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif)
 - Length 491 miles (790 km)
 - % water 41.5
 - Latitude 41° 42′ N to 48° 16′ N
 - Longitude 82° 25′ W to 90° 25′ W
PopulationImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif  Ranked 8thImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif
 - Total (2000Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif) 9,938,444
 - DensityImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif 179/sq mi 
67.55/km² (15th)
 - Median incomeImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif  $44,627 (21st)
ElevationImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif  
 - Highest point Mount Arvon[1]
1,979 ft  (603 m)
 - Mean 902 ft  (275 m)
 - Lowest point Lake Erie[1]
571 ft  (174 m)
Admission to UnionImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif  January 26, 1837 (26th)
GovernorImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif Jennifer Granholm (D)
U.S. SenatorsImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif Carl Levin (D)
Debbie Stabenow (D)
Congressional DelegationImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif ListImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif
Time zonesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif  
 - most of state Eastern: UTC-5/-4
 - 4 U.P. counties Central: UTC-6/-5
Abbreviations MIImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif Mich.Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif US-MIImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif
Web site www.michigan.gov
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Michigan (IPA: /ˈmɪʃɨgən/, roughly MISH-uh-gun)[2] is a Midwestern state of the United States of America, located in the east north central portion of the country.
^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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It was named after Lake Michigan, whose name was a French adaptation of the Ojibwe term mishigami, meaning "large water" or "large lake".[3][4]
.Bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair, Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the World, and the second longest total shoreline in the United States.^ I am admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and may practice in all state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan.
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^ United States / Michigan .
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^ She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Robert H. Cleland, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
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[5] .In 2005, Michigan had more registered recreational boats than any state except California and Florida.^ More Michigan directories: Cities, towns, and villages in Michigan between 1000 and 6000 residents   Towns, and villages in Michigan with fewer than 1000 residents .
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^ The R&D testing partnership was announced after MIS was selected out of more than 20 sites in a Michigan Tech Research Institution (MTRI) study commissioned by MDOT to locate a connected vehicle test location within the state.
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^ Barry Shoults is a member of various sections of the Michigan State Bar Association as well as the Lapeer County Bar Association of which he was President from 2004 - 2005.
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[6] .A person in Michigan is never more than 85 miles (137 km) from open Great Lakes water and is never more than 6 miles (10 km) from a natural water source.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ Booth is also a regular blood donor who has personally given blood 146 times, which amounts to more than 18 gallons in his lifetime.
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^ More Michigan directories: Cities, towns, and villages in Michigan between 1000 and 6000 residents   Towns, and villages in Michigan with fewer than 1000 residents .
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.Michigan is the only state to consist entirely of two peninsulas.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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The Lower Peninsula of Michigan, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is sometimes dubbed "the mitten," owing to its shape. .When asked where in Michigan one comes from, a resident of the Lower Peninsula may often point to the corresponding part of his or her hand.^ Marquette - Big Bay Point Lighthouse - There have been two sightings of a man in the residence part of the house..
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.The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as The U.P.) is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan.^ First Class Cliff Ogea hails from Ishpeming, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.
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^ KONASEWICH, D., TRAVERSY, W., & ZAR, H. (1978) Status report on organic and heavy metal contaminants in the Lakes Erie, Michigan, Huron and Superior basins.
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The Upper Peninsula (whose residents are often called "Yoopers") is economically important for tourism and its natural resources.
The Upper and Lower Peninsulas are connected by the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, which is the third longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the world. This is the source of the name "trolls" for residents of the Lower Peninsula, for they live "under" (south of) the bridge. .The Great Lakes that border Michigan are Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.^ KONASEWICH, D., TRAVERSY, W., & ZAR, H. (1978) Status report on organic and heavy metal contaminants in the Lakes Erie, Michigan, Huron and Superior basins.
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.Michigan also abuts Lake Saint Clair, which is between Lake Erie and Lake Huron.^ KONASEWICH, D., TRAVERSY, W., & ZAR, H. (1978) Status report on organic and heavy metal contaminants in the Lakes Erie, Michigan, Huron and Superior basins.
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Contents

History

See also: Timeline of Michigan history
A Chippewa family, circa 1821
Michigan was home to various Native Americans centuries before colonization by Europeans. .When the first European explorers arrived, the most populous and influential tribes were Algonquian peoples—specifically, the Ottawa, the Anishnabe (called "Chippewa" in French, after their language, "Ojibwe"), and the Potawatomi.^ My first language is french, i have worked in a french day care from 1997 to 2009.
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.The Anishnabe, whose numbers are estimated to have been between 25,000 and 35,000, were the most populous.^ Crowd numbers are not released by speedway officials, but media estimates put the crowd at about 125,000 -- 35,000 under what is considered to be a capacity crowd at the track.Speedway.
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.Although the Anishnabe were well-established in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, they also inhabited northern Ontario, northern Wisconsin, southern Manitoba, and northern and north-central Minnesota.^ First Class Cliff Ogea hails from Ishpeming, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.
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^ We both attended North Central Michigan College in Petoskey before going to Michigan State University.
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.The Ottawa lived primarily south of the Straits of Mackinac in northern and western Michigan, while the Potawatomi were primarily in the southwest.^ Nanny Seeking ~ My name is Karly and I am a 24 year old female living in Northern Michigan.
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The three nations co-existed peacefully as part of a loose confederation called the Council of Three Fires. Other First Nations people in Michigan, in the south and east, were the Mascouten, the Menominee, the Miami, and the Wyandot, who are better known by their French name, "Huron".

1600s

French voyageurs explored and settled in Michigan in the 17th century. The first Europeans to reach what later became Michigan were Étienne Brûlé's expedition in 1622. The first European settlement was made in 1641 on the site where Father (or Père, in French) Jacques Marquette established Sault Sainte-Marie in 1668.
Saint-Ignace was founded in 1671, and Marquette in 1675. Together with Sault Sainte-Marie, they are the three oldest cities in Michigan. "The Soo" (Sault Ste. .Marie) has the distinction of being the oldest city in both Michigan and Ontario.^ Marie South Bend-Mishawaka Sturgis Traverse City Find Michigan Lawyer, Legal Aid & Services Profiles by County .
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It was split into two cities in 1818, a year after the U.S.-Canada boundary in the Great Lakes was finally established by the U.S.-UK Joint Border Commission.
In 1679, Lord La Salle of France directed the construction of the Griffin, the first European sailing vessel on the upper Great Lakes. That same year, La Salle built Fort Miami at present-day St. Joseph.

1700s

In 1701, French explorer and army officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Le Fort Ponchartrain du Détroit or “Fort Ponchartrain on-the-Strait” on the strait between Lakes St. Clair and Erie, known as the Detroit River. .Cadillac had convinced King Louis XIV's chief minister, Louis Phélypeaux, Comte de Pontchartrain, that a permanent community there would strengthen French control over the upper Great Lakes and repel British aspirations.^ Booth has made countless efforts to support various non-profit organizations in his community, but none as much as the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross.
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.The hundred soldiers and workers who accompanied Cadillac built a fort enclosing one arpent[7][8] (about .85 acre, the equivalent of just under 200 feet on a side) and named it Fort Pontchartrain.^ There was an older guy on his shift that claimed to have been one of the Iron workers that built the place in 1953.
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^ Such things like an orderly living in the houses provided for them just a few hundred feet away from the hospital was subject to the torture of one of the patients.
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Cadillac's wife, Marie Thérèse, soon moved to Detroit, becoming one of the first white women to settle in the Michigan wilderness. The town quickly became a major fur-trading and shipping post. .The “Église de Saint-Anne,” or Church of Saint Ann, was founded the same year, and while the original building does not survive, it remains an active congregation today.^ Clair Shores - St. Gertrude Church and Bible Classes Building - St. Gertrude Church was built over a cemetery many years ago.
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^ They ended up closing down the old hospital 5 years ago because they found black mold growing in the building, which can kill you.
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At the same time, the French strengthened Fort Michilimackinac at the Straits of Mackinac in order to better control their lucrative fur-trading empire. By the mid-eighteenth century, the French had also occupied forts at present-day Niles and Sault Ste. Marie. However, most of the rest of the region remained unsettled by whites.
.From 1660 to the end of French rule, Michigan (along with Wisconsin, eastern Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, two-thirds of Georgia, and small parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and Maine) was part of the Royal Province of New France.^ They also detected TPP levels of 10-200 ng/g at Waukegan Harbor (Illinois), Upper Saginaw River (Michigan), the Mississippi River at St. Louis (Missouri), and the Kanawha River at Winfield (West Virginia) (Mayer et al., 1981).
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^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ Read more Welcome to Ann Arbor, Michigan Ann Arbor is a spectacular city situated in the southern part of the state just 35 miles west of Detroit.
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In 1759, following the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, in the French and Indian War (1754–1763), Québec City fell to British forces. .Under the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Michigan and the rest of New France passed to Great Britain.^ There are multiple Michigan Salvage Yards that will allow you, the shopper to get a great part on a Detroit OEM part at a fraction of the cost as new.
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.Detroit was an important British supply center during the American Revolutionary War, but most of the inhabitants - almost all of them - were either Aboriginal people or French Canadians.^ During the American Revolution, the British controlled Grosse Isle, and during the war of 1812,as well.
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^ During the War of 1812 there where two British soldiers who went AWOL, and a price was placed on their heads.
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Because of imprecise cartography and unclear language defining the boundaries in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, the British retained control of Detroit and Michigan. .When Quebec was split into Lower and Upper Canada in 1790, Michigan was part of Kent County, Upper Canada, and held its first democratic elections in August 1792, to send delegates to the new provincial parliament at Newark, (Now Niagara-on-the-Lake).^ First Class Cliff Ogea hails from Ishpeming, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.
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^ There are multiple Michigan Salvage Yards that will allow you, the shopper to get a great part on a Detroit OEM part at a fraction of the cost as new.
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[9] .Under terms negotiated in the 1794 Jay Treaty, Britain withdrew from Detroit and Michilimackinac in 1796. However, questions remained over the boundary for many years and the United States did not have uncontested control of the Upper Peninsula and Drummond Island until 1818 and 1847, respectively.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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Plan of the Town of Detroit and Fort Lernoult, 1792.

1800s

.During the War of 1812, Michigan Territory (effectively consisting of Detroit and the surrounding area) was captured by the British and nominally returned to Upper Canada.^ During the American Revolution, the British controlled Grosse Isle, and during the war of 1812,as well.
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^ During the War of 1812 there where two British soldiers who went AWOL, and a price was placed on their heads.
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American forces forced the British out in 1813 and pushed into Canada. The Treaty of Ghent implemented the policy of "Status Quo Ante Bellum" or "Just as Things Were Before the War." That meant Michigan stayed American, and the agreement to establish a joint U.S.-UK boundary commission also remained valid. Subsequent to the findings of that commission in 1817, control of the Upper Peninsula and of islands in the St. Clair River delta was transferred from Ontario to Michigan in 1818, and Drummond Island (to which the British had moved their Michilimackinac army base) was transferred in 1847.
The population grew slowly until the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, which brought a large influx of settlers. .By the 1830s, Michigan had some 80,000 residents, which was more than enough to apply for statehood.^ Although it is a relatively small city, with fewer than 130,000 residents, it is home t...
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^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ More than 100,000 race fans annually attend the speedways events twice a year a boon to the region.
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A state government was formed in 1836, although Congressional recognition of the state languished because of a boundary dispute with Ohio. Both states were claiming a 468 square mile (1,210 km²) strip of land that included the newly incorporated city of Toledo on Lake Erie and an area to the west then known as the "Great Black Swamp." The dispute came to be called the Toledo War, with Michigan and Ohio militia maneuvering in the area but never coming to blows. .Ultimately, Congress awarded the "Toledo Strip" to Ohio, and Michigan, having received the western part of the Upper Peninsula as a concession, formally entered the Union on January 26, 1837.^ First Class Cliff Ogea hails from Ishpeming, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.
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^ Even though we are located in Michigan, the impact we make on the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area is immeasurable.
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^ MIS was the only Michigan business to receive an award from the Ohio-based group during a ceremony Thursday night.
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Thought to be useless at the time, the Upper Peninsula was soon discovered to be a rich and important source of lumber, iron, and copper, which would become the state's most sought-after natural resources. .Geologist Douglass Houghton and land surveyor William Austin Burt were among the first to document and discover many of these resources, which led to a nation-wide increase of interest in the state.^ The first draft of this document was prepared by Dr A. Nakamura, National Institute for Hygienic Sciences, Japan.
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Michigan lead the nation in lumber production from 1850's to the 1880's.
Michigan made a significant contribution to the Union in the American Civil War, sending over forty regiments of volunteers to the Federal armies.
Henry Ford in the Quadricycle, 1905
.Michigan's economy underwent a massive change at the turn of the 20th century.^ She is said to dress in a long white gown which authorities say dates her to the turn of the 20th century.
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.The birth of the automotive industry, with Henry Ford's first plant in the Highland Park enclave of Detroit, marked the beginning of a new era in transportation.^ Detroit - Henry Ford Hospital - Late at night you can hear shoes squeaking on the gym floor or hear a ball bouncing off the racket ball court.
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^ Detroit - Henry Ford Hospital - Clara Ford Pavilion - formerly a live-in nursing school is quite haunted.
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^ Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.
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.It was a development that not only transformed Detroit and Michigan, but permanently altered the socio-economic climate of the United States and much of the world.^ Read more Welcome to Ann Arbor, Michigan Ann Arbor is a spectacular city situated in the southern part of the state just 35 miles west of Detroit.
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.Grand Rapids, the second-largest city in Michigan, is also a center of automotive manufacturing.^ Forum Archive: Michigan Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Detroit Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 Grand Rapids metro area Pages: 2 .
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^ Read more Living in the City of Lansing, MI Lansing is a center for government, business, manufacturing, education, and culture in central Michigan.
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^ Part time or full time ~ Grand Rapids, Michigan .
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Since 1838, the city had also been noted for its thriving furniture industry (which has since declined substantially).

1900s to the present

In 1910 Michigan held its first primary election. .In 1920 Detroit’s WWJ began commercial broadcasting of regular programs, the first such radio station in the United States.^ The first step of the speedway's new year-round recycling program actually began during the Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 weekend in June.
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Throughout that decade, some of the country's largest and most ornate skyscrapers were built in the city.
1920s skyscrapers in downtown Detroit.
Detroit had boomed through the 1950s, at one point doubling its population in a decade. .Housing shortages and racial tension led to outward movement starting after World War II. After the 1950s, with suburban sprawl prevalent across the country, Detroit's population began to decline, and the rate increased after further racial strife in the 1960s and high crime rates in the 70s and 80s.^ The only effects noted were a decreased rate of growth at high levels of TPP and increased levels of alpha- and -globulins (Hinton et al., 1987).
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Government programs such as road-building often enabled the sprawl.
.Since the 1970s, Michigan's industrial base has eroded as the auto industry began to abandon the state's industrial parks in favor of less expensive labor found overseas and in the southern U.S. states.^ A vast majority of the $20 million spent since 2006 has been with Michigan-based contractors.
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^ Read more Welcome to Ann Arbor, Michigan Ann Arbor is a spectacular city situated in the southern part of the state just 35 miles west of Detroit.
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.Nevertheless, with more than 10 million residents, Michigan continues to grow and remains a large and influential state, ranking eighth in population among the 50 states.^ The R&D testing partnership was announced after MIS was selected out of more than 20 sites in a Michigan Tech Research Institution (MTRI) study commissioned by MDOT to locate a connected vehicle test location within the state.
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^ Parking will remain free of charge at Michigan International Speedway, and the speedway will continue to allow fans to bring in their own food and beverages in 6x6x12-inch bags.
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^ Michigan International Speedway is spending approximately $10 million to continue enhancing the track based on feedback from the fans that will help position the speedway for its next 40 years of racing.
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.The Detroit metropolitan area in the southeast corner of the state is the largest metropolitan area in Michigan (roughly 50% of the population resides there) and one of the 10 largest metro areas in the country.^ Michigan's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates: .
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^ Forum Archive: Michigan Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Detroit Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 Grand Rapids metro area Pages: 2 .
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^ Michigan, an almost identical track to ACS but 30 years older, lies in one of the most depressed areas of the country.
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The Grand Rapids/Holland/Muskegon metro area on the west side of the state is the fastest growing metro area in the state presently, with over 1.3 million residents as of 2006.
Metro Detroit's population is growing, and Detroit's population is still shrinking, though strong redevelopment in central part of the cities, and a significant rise in population in the southwest part of the city, is contributing to some population inflow. A period of economic transition, especially in manufacturing, has caused economic difficulties in the region since the recession of 2001.
In late September 2007 the State of Michigan faced a government shutdown over balancing the budget. .Michigan state constitution prohibits spending money without a balanced budget by the start of the fiscal year (Oct.^ And this year, the American Red Cross and 3M want to encourage fans to keep those hearts pumping with a blood drive throughout the State of Michigan.
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1st). The state faced a $1.75 billion budget deficit. Governor Granholm refused to sign a budget that included cuts to public education, health care, and public safety. About 4 hours after midnight on October 1st, the Republican-led Senate approved an income tax rate increase to 4.35 percent (from 3.9 percent). The Senate also approved expanding the state’s 6 percent sales tax to a broader list of services. The shutdown would have affected 35,000 state employees.[10]

Law and politics

Michigan's State Capitol in Lansing
Michigan Supreme Court at the Hall of Justice
See also: List of Michigan Governors, List of United States Senators from Michigan, and List of United States Representatives from Michigan

Law

Lansing is the state capital and is home to all three branches of state government. The Michigan State Capitol was dedicated in 1879 and has hosted the state's executive and legislative branches ever since. The chief executive is the Governor, and Jennifer Granholm currently holds the office. The legislative branch consists of the bicameral Michigan Legislature, with a House of Representatives and Senate. .The Michigan legislature is a full-time legislature, though some representatives have voiced concerns about the long hours disrupting their home lives and wish to make the job part-time.^ RELOHomeSearch.com is a community research tool that you can use to find homes for sale in Michigan, cost of living analysis, and other information about cities, neighborhoods and zip code areas in Michigan and around the world.
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^ (EDITOR'S NOTE: This doctor is very popular, but patients trying to make appointments have reported that at times, there is a long waiting list.
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^ Woodhouse takes time with you, he does not treat you as though you don't know what you are talking about.
  • Michigan Top Doctors -- Best Thyroid Doctors in the World as Nominated by Patients, from Mary Shomon 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.thyroid-info.com [Source type: General]

The Supreme Court of Michigan sits with seven justices. The Constitution of Michigan of 1963 provides for voter initiative and referendum (Article II, § 9,[11] defined as "the power to propose laws and to enact and reject laws, called the initiative, and the power to approve or reject laws enacted by the legislature, called the referendum. The power of initiative extends only to laws which the legislature may enact under this constitution").
.Michigan's state universities are immune from control by the legislature, many aspects of the executive branch, and cities in which they are located; but they are not immune from the authority of the courts.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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Some degree of political control is exercised as the legislature approves appropriations for the schools. Furthermore, the governor appoints the board of trustees of most state universities with the advice and consent of the state Senate. .Only the trustees of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University are chosen in general elections.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
  • Shadowlands Haunted Places Index - Michigan 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC theshadowlands.net [Source type: Original source]

.Michigan was the first state in the Union, as well as the first English-speaking government in the world,[12][13] to abolish the death penalty, in 1846. David G. Chardavoyne has suggested that the abolitionist movement in Michigan grew as a result of enmity towards the state's neighbor, Canada, which under British rule made public executions a regular practice.^ Forum Archive: Michigan Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Detroit Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 Grand Rapids metro area Pages: 2 .
  • Michigan Bigger Cities (over 6000 residents) - Real Estate, Housing, Schools, Residents, Crime, Pollution, Demographics and More 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course, you'll need to review your results with your physician, but this allows you, the patient, to take the first steps toward getting the tests you need to live well!
  • Michigan Top Doctors -- Best Thyroid Doctors in the World as Nominated by Patients, from Mary Shomon 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.thyroid-info.com [Source type: General]

^ Michigan Public Libraries Public Libraries State Libraries Presidential Libraries National Libraries College Libraries Law Libraries Books .

[14] (See Capital punishment in Michigan)
The Executive Branch of the State of Michigan has several Departments or agencies[15]:
State of Michigan Departments

Politics

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
The Republican Party dominated Michigan until the Great Depression. In 1912, Michigan was one of the six states to support progressive Republican and third party candidate Theodore Roosevelt for President after he lost the Republican nomination to William Howard Taft. In recent years, the state has leaned toward the Democratic Party in national elections. Michigan has supported Democrats in the last four presidential elections. .In 2004, John Kerry carried the state over George W. Bush, winning Michigan's 17 electoral votes with 51.2% of the vote.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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Democrats have won each of the last three, and nine of the last ten, US Senate elections in Michigan. Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, also a Democrat, recently won a second term, beating out Republican candidate Dick DeVos. .Republican strength is greatest in the western, northern, and rural parts of the state, especially in the Grand Rapids area.^ Grand Rapids - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - in the old part (smoking section now).
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^ Grand Rapids - Thornapple Restaurant - Daily Grill/Village Inn - At the restaurant that was called the Thornapple Village Inn in the Ada area.
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Democrats are strongest in the east, especially in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Saginaw. .Michigan was also the home of the 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford who was born in Nebraska and moved to Michigan as an infant.^ The ford yacht club has the largest grounds of any yacht club in the United States.
  • Shadowlands Haunted Places Index - Michigan 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC theshadowlands.net [Source type: Original source]

[16][17]

Administrative divisions

County government

See also: Administrative divisions of Michigan, List of Michigan county seats, and List of counties in Michigan
Michigan's 83 counties
State government is decentralized among three tiers — statewide, county and township. Counties are administrative divisions of the state, and townships are administrative divisions of a county. Both of them exercise state government authority, localized to meet the particular needs of their jurisdictions, as provided by state law. There are 83 counties in Michigan.

Local and municipal government

See also: Administrative divisions of Michigan and List of municipalities in Michigan (by population)
Cities, state universities, and villages are vested with home rule powers of varying degrees. Home rule cities can generally do anything that is not prohibited by law. The fifteen state universities have broad power and can do anything within the parameters of their status as educational institutions that is not prohibited by the state constitution. Villages, by contrast, have limited home rule, in that they are not completely autonomous from the county and township in which they are located.
There are two types of township in Michigan: general law township and charter. Charter township status was created by the Legislature in 1947 and grants additional powers and stream-lined administration in order to provide greater protection against annexation by a city. As of April 2001, there were 127 charter townships in Michigan. In general, charter townships have many of the same powers as a city but without the same level of obligations. .For example, a charter township can have its own fire department, water & sewage department, police department, and so on—just like a city—but it is not required to have those things, whereas cities must provide those services.^ The elevators have minds of their own and you just feel like you are never alone.
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^ Such things like an orderly living in the houses provided for them just a few hundred feet away from the hospital was subject to the torture of one of the patients.
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Charter townships can opt to use county-wide services instead, such as deputies from the county sheriff's office instead of a home-based force of ordinance officers.

Geography

See also: Protected areas of Michigan and List of Michigan state parks
Michigan map, including territorial waters
Aerial View of Sleeping Bear Dunes
The Pointe Mouillee State Game Area
Michigan consists of two peninsulas that lie between 82°30' to about 90º30' west longitude, and are separated by the Straits of Mackinac.
The state is bounded on the south by the states of Ohio and Indiana, sharing both land and water boundaries with both. .Michigan's western boundaries are almost entirely water boundaries, from south to north, with Illinois and Wisconsin in Lake Michigan; then a land boundary with Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, that is principally demarcated by the Menominee and Montreal rivers; then water boundaries again, in Lake Superior, with Wisconsin and Minnesota to the west, capped around by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north and east.^ Howard & Deo (1979) measured the degradation rate constants for TPP in non-sterilized natural water (Seneca River and Lake Ontario, USA).
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^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ In general, the concentration of TPP in drinking-water is 100- to 1000-fold lower than that in river or lake water.
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.The northern boundary then runs completely through Lake Superior, from the western boundary with Minnesota to a point north of and around Isle Royale, (which is Michigan's only National Park), thence traveling southeastward through the lake in a reasonably straight line to the Sault Ste.^ Through out the woods you can see people running around.
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^ Lincoln Park - Council Point Park - The park is filled with drunk bums and well one day some teenagers saw a bum that was drunk and was walking around saying he was tired.
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^ KONASEWICH, D., TRAVERSY, W., & ZAR, H. (1978) Status report on organic and heavy metal contaminants in the Lakes Erie, Michigan, Huron and Superior basins.
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Marie area. .Windsor, once the south bank of Detroit, Upper Canada, has the distinction of being the only part of Canada which lies to the due south of a part of the lower 48 contiguous United States.^ On several occasions in the upper part of the bar the area of the South West corner appears to fill with a smokey atmosphere ...
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In Southeastern Michigan there is a water boundary with the Canada along the entire lengths of the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair (including the First Nation reserve of Walpole Island) and the Detroit River. The south-eastern boundary ends in the western end of Lake Erie with a three-way convergence of Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.
Michigan encompasses 58,110 square miles (150,504 km²) of land, 38,575 square miles (99,909 km²) of Great Lakes waters and 1,305 square miles (3,380 km²) of inland waters. Only the state of Alaska has more territorial water. After Michigan is third ranked Florida which has 11,827.77 square miles (30,633.8 km²).[18] .At a total of 97,990 square miles (253,793 km²), Michigan is the largest state east of the Mississippi River (inclusive of its territorial waters).^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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It is the 10th largest state in the Union. Michigan claims a land area of 58,110 square miles of land and 97,990 sq mi total, making it the tenth largest state,[19] but the U.S. Census Bureau claims only 56,803.82 sq mi of land and 96,716.11 sq mi total, making it the 11th largest.
The heavily forested Upper Peninsula is relatively mountainous in the west. The Porcupine Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in North America, rise to an altitude of almost 2,000 feet above sea level and form the watershed between the streams flowing into Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The surface on either side of this range is rugged. The state's highest point, in the Huron Mountains northwest of Marquette, is Mount Arvon at 1,979 feet (603 m). .The peninsula is as large as Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island combined, but has fewer than 330,000 inhabitants, who are sometimes called "Yoopers" (from "U.P.'ers") and whose speech (the "Yooper dialect") has been heavily influenced by the large number of Scandinavian and Canadian immigrants who settled the area during the mining boom of the late 1800s.^ She is believed to have lived during the late 1800s.
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^ There are other people living in the area now, and a large streetlight has been placed there by the people who own the neighboring land.
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^ On the floor of the area are the initials of the workers who called themselves the "Left Wing Gang".
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.The Lower Peninsula, shaped like a mitten, is 277 miles (446 km) long from north to south and 195 miles (314 km) from east to west and occupies nearly two-thirds of the state's land area.^ It is the whole block on the north-east corner of Sheldon and 5 mile roads.
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^ The tunnels are miles long and are tight compacted areas.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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.The surface of the peninsula is generally level, broken by conical hills and glacial moraines usually not more than a few hundred feet tall.^ The original bridge was the accident happened was up the river a few hundred feet.
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^ Such things like an orderly living in the houses provided for them just a few hundred feet away from the hospital was subject to the torture of one of the patients.
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It is divided by a low water divide running north and south. .The larger portion of the state is on the west of this and gradually slopes toward Lake Michigan.^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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The highest point in the Lower Peninsula is not definitely established but is either Briar Hill at 1,705 feet (520 m), or one of several points nearby in the vicinity of Cadillac. The lowest point is the surface of Lake Erie at 571 feet (174 m).
The geographic orientation of Michigan's peninsulas make for a long distance between the ends of the state. .Ironwood, in the far western Upper Peninsula, lies 630 highway miles (1,015 km) from the Toledo suburb of Lambertville in the Lower Peninsula's southeastern corner.^ Southeastern Lower Michigan/Lambertville/Temperance .
  • Michigan Top Doctors -- Best Thyroid Doctors in the World as Nominated by Patients, from Mary Shomon 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.thyroid-info.com [Source type: General]

The geographic isolation of the Upper Peninsula from Michigan's political and population centers makes it culturally and economically distinct, and the feeling that Lansing and Detroit do not care about the U.P. has led to occasional calls for secession from Michigan and admission as a new state called "Superior."
There are numerous lakes and marshes in both peninsulas, and the coast is much indented. Keweenaw, Whitefish, and the Big and Little Bays De Noc are the principal indentations on the Upper Peninsula, while the Grand and Little Traverse, Thunder, and Saginaw bays indent the Lower Peninsula. .After Alaska, Michigan has the longest shoreline of any state—3,288 miles (5,326 km).^ The state of Michigan, with its many junkyards is the 8th most populated state in the whole of the US. It has an incredible amount of freshwater shoreline (the longest in the entire world), being bound by the 'Great Lakes' in addition to Lake Saint Clair.
  • Salvage Yards in MICHIGAN - Find Junk Yards near MI 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC michigan-junkyards.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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An additional 1,056 miles (1,699 km) can be added if islands are included. This roughly equals the length of the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Florida. The state has numerous large islands, the principal ones being the Manitou, Beaver, and Fox groups in Lake Michigan; Isle Royale and Grande Isle in Lake Superior; Marquette, Bois Blanc, and Mackinac Islands in Lake Huron; and Neebish, Sugar, and Drummond Islands in St. Mary's River (see also Islands of Michigan).
The state's rivers are small, short and shallow, and few are navigable. The principal ones include the Au Sable, Thunder Bay, Cheboygan, and Saginaw, all of which flow into Lake Huron; the Ontonagon, and Tahquamenon, which flow into Lake Superior; and the St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Grand, and Escanaba, which flow into Lake Michigan. (See List of Michigan rivers). .The state has 11,037 inland lakes and 38,575 square miles (62,067 km) of Great Lakes waters and rivers and 1,305 square miles of inland water on top of that.^ In general, the concentration of TPP in drinking-water is 100- to 1000-fold lower than that in river or lake water.
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^ Higher levels of TPP were present in treated water obtained from river sources, compared with samples from lake sources, and TPP was not found in potable water from wells.
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^ Howard & Deo (1979) measured the degradation rate constants for TPP in non-sterilized natural water (Seneca River and Lake Ontario, USA).
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.No point in Michigan is more than 6 miles (10 km) from an inland lake or more than 85 miles (137 km) from one of the Great Lakes.^ Marine City - Riviera Restaurant - Once in a great while employees of the kitchen claim that machines will turn on when no one is around, such as mixers, dishwasher, etc.
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^ Lapeer - Castaway's restaurant - Supposedly this building which sits alone right off of lake Nepessing used to be a bordello at one point.
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Detroit is the only major city in the United States from which one must travel southward to cross the border into Canada. Metropolitan Detroit/Ann Arbor/Flint/Windsor is also the world's largest international metropolitan area.
.The state is home to one national park: Isle Royale National Park, located in Lake Superior, about 30 miles southeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario.^ Thunder Bay Island - Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse - this uninhabited island on Lake Huron is haunted by a lighthouse keeper named Morgan.
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^ Warren - Halmich Park - Located right off 13 Mile Road (Chicago RD) and Ryan Road.
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^ Novi a quarter mile from Walled Lake, and from the site of the old Walled Lake amusement park.
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.Other national protected areas in the state include: Keweenaw National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Huron National Forest, Manistee National Forest, Hiawatha National Forest, Ottawa National Forest and Father Marquette National Memorial.^ About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates .
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^ Links to OES estimates for other areas and States .
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The North Country National Scenic Trail also passes through Michigan.
Michigan also has the largest state park and State Forest system of any state. These parks and forests include Ludington State Park, Tawas Point State Park, Au Sable State Forest, and Mackinaw State Forest. More can be found at Michigan state parks.

Climate

.Michigan has a humid continental climate throughout the state, although there are two distinct regions.^ There were two distinct piles app.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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.The southern and central parts of the Lower Peninsula (south of Saginaw Bay and from the Grand Rapids area southward) has a warmer climate (Koppen climate classification Dfa) with hot, humid summers and cold, but shorter winters.^ Grand Rapids - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - in the old part (smoking section now).
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^ On several occasions in the upper part of the bar the area of the South West corner appears to fill with a smokey atmosphere ...
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^ Grand Rapids - Thornapple Restaurant - Daily Grill/Village Inn - At the restaurant that was called the Thornapple Village Inn in the Ada area.
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.The northern part of Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula has a more severe climate (Koppen Dfb), with warm, humid but shorter summers and long, cold to very cold winters.^ On several occasions in the upper part of the bar the area of the South West corner appears to fill with a smokey atmosphere ...
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Some parts of the state averaging high temperatures below freezing from December through February, and into early March in the far northern parts. During the late fall through the middle of February the state is frequently subjected to heavy lake effect snow. The state receives a good amount of precipitation throughout the year, averaging from 30-40 inches (750-1000 mm) annually. Typically, from December through March is slightly drier, while July through September is slightly wetter than the rest of the year, although this difference is not extreme as in some other states.
.The entire state averages around 30 days of thunderstorm activity per year, and these can be severe, especially the further south in the state one goes.^ Bloomfield Hills - Fox and Hounds Restaurant- It is one of the most expensive restaurants on the states, every night around 11:30 pm, the cooks notice that all the pots and pans fall out of the shelves.
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^ Lincoln Park - Council Point Park - The park is filled with drunk bums and well one day some teenagers saw a bum that was drunk and was walking around saying he was tired.
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^ The buildings are about 100 years old, but no one has made any connections of deaths or tragedies to these "hauntings".
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The state averages 17 tornadoes a year, and these are much more common in the extreme southern portion of the state with portions of the southern border nearly as vulnerable historically as parts of Tornado alley. Further north, in the Upper Peninsula, tornadoes are rare, but have occurred. [20]
Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures For Various Michigan Cities in °F
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Detroit 31/18 34/20 45/28 58/38 70/49 79/59 83/64 81/62 74/54 61/42 48/34 36/23
Flint 29/13 32/15 43/24 56/35 69/45 78/55 82/59 80/57 72/49 60/39 46/30 34/19
Grand Rapids 29/16 33/17 43/26 57/36 70/47 78/56 82/60 80/59 72/51 60/40 46/31 34/21
Lansing 29/14 33/15 44/24 57/34 69/45 78/54 82/58 80/57 72/49 60/39 46/30 34/20
Marquette 20/3 24/5 33/14 46/27 62/39 70/48 75/54 73/52 63/44 51/34 35/22 24/10
Muskegon 30/17 32/18 42/25 55/35 67/45 76/54 80/60 78/59 70/51 59/41 46/32 35/23
Sault Ste Marie 22/5 24/7 34/16 48/29 63/39 71/46 76/52 74/52 65/45 53/36 39/26 27/13
[5]

Geology

The geological formation of the state is greatly varied. Primary boulders are found over the entire surface of the Upper Peninsula (being principally of primitive origin), while Secondary deposits cover the entire Lower Peninsula. The Upper Peninsula exhibits Lower Silurian sandstones, limestones, copper and iron bearing rocks, corresponding to the Huronian system of Canada. The central portion of the Lower Peninsula contains coal measures and rocks of the Permo-Carboniferous period. Devonian and sub-Carboniferous deposits are scattered over the entire state.
.The soil is of a varied composition and in large areas is very fertile, especially in the south.^ A loud crash has been reported to be heard by several officers patrolling through this area in the dark, sounding like a painting falling (It is a very large painting).
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However, the Upper Peninsula for the most part is rocky and mountainous, and the soil is unsuitable for agriculture. The climate is tempered by the proximity of the lakes and is much milder than in other locales with the same latitude. The principal forest trees include basswood, maple, elm, sassafras, butternut, walnut, poplar, hickory, oak, willow, pine, birch, beech, hemlock, witchhazel, tamarack, cedar, locust, dogwood, and ash.

Demographics

Michigan population distribution
.
As of the July 1 2006 population estimate, Michigan has an estimated population of 10,095,643, which is a decrease of 25,217, or -0.05%, from the prior year, but an increase of 157,199, or 1.6%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 235,760 people (that is 691,897 births minus 456,137 deaths) and a decrease from net migration of 42,183 people out of the state.
^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 354,544 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 165,084 people. The state's population increased by 817,000 between 1990 and 2004, an 8.8% growth. As of 2000, the state had the 8th largest population in the Union.
The center of population of Michigan is located in Shiawassee County, in the southeastern corner of the civil township of Bennington, which is located directly north of the village of Morrice.[21]
As of 2006, the state had a foreign-born population of 688,413. In recent years, the foreign born population has grown in the state.
The five largest reported ancestries in Michigan are: German (20.4%), African American (14.2%), Irish (10.8%), English (9.9%), Polish (8.6%).
Michigan has a large white population (81.3%). Americans of European descent including German, French, and British ancestry are present throughout most of Michigan and Metro Detroit. People of Nordic (especially Finnish), British (notably Cornish), and ancestry have a notable presence in the Upper Peninsula. .Western Michigan is known for the Dutch heritage of many residents (the highest concentration of any state), especially in the Grand Rapids-Holland area.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ Big Rapids - Rapids Apartments - The apartments are very close to Ferris State University and have many students staying there.
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^ Mount Pleasant - Central Michigan University - Cobb Hall - 4th Floor - Many mysterious occurrences have been witnessed by residents.
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Metro Detroit also has residents of Polish and Irish descent, while Dearborn has a large Arab American community. .African-Americans form a majority of the population of the city of Detroit and of some other cities, including Flint and Benton Harbor.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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Michigan ancestry

Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Michigan are:[22]
.Michigan has a higher percentage of Muslims (who live mainly in the Metro Detroit area) and a higher percentage of Reformed Christians (concentrated in the western part of the state) than any other American state.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ There are other people living in the area now, and a large streetlight has been placed there by the people who own the neighboring land.
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^ Mackinac Island - Mission House - When the Mission House (now state employee housing) was built it was at the heart of a Christian mission to convert Indians who lived on the island.
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About 300,000 people trace their roots to the Middle East.[23]

Economy

See also: List of companies based in Michigan and Economy of metropolitan Detroit
Michigan is the center of the American automotive industry. .Pictured is the Ford Shelby GT500 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.^ Ford Shelby GT500 .
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The GT500 is manufactured in Ford's Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant.
The Michigan economy leads in information technology, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing. .Although Michigan is most commonly known for its manufacturing legacy, research and development actually comprises a higher percentage of the state's overall GSP than any other U.S. state.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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[24] .Michigan ranks fourth nationally in high tech employment with 568,000 high tech workers, including 70,000 in the automotive industry.^ May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates .
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[25] .Michigan typically ranks second or third in overall Research & Development (R&D) expenditures in the United States.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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[26] The state is an important source of engineering job opportunities. The domestic Auto Industry accounts directly and indirectly for one of every ten jobs in the U.S.[27] In March 2007 the Michigan unemployment rate was 6.5 percent.
Michigan has experienced economic difficulties brought on by the severe stock market decline following the September 11 which caused a pension and benefit fund crisis for many American companies including General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. .The American Auto companies are proving to be more resilient than other affected industries as each company implements its respective turnaround plans (In 2007, General Motors reported a $9.6 billion surplus in its pension fund).^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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.Nevertheless, Michigan ranked second nationally in new corporate facilities and expansions in 2004. From 1997 to 2004, Michigan was listed as the only state to top the 10,000 mark for the number of major new developments, led by Metro Detroit.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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^ After about 10 seconds they heard someone on top of her car.
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[28]
.Even though Michigan is known as the birthplace of the automobile industry, its diverse economy leads in many other areas.^ Occupational exposure can occur in manufacturing industries and other areas such as automobile or aircraft facilities handling hydraulic fluids.
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^ Many night watchmen have quit on the spot after having an experience with a ghost, and others refuse to even enter certain rooms.
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Michigan has a booming biotechnology and life sciences corridor.[29] .As leading research institutions, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University are important partners in the state's economy.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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Michigan's workforce is well-educated and highly skilled, making it attractive to companies. Michigan's infrastructure gives it a competitive edge; Michigan has 38 deep water ports.[30] .Detroit Metropolitan Airport is one of the nation's most recently expanded and modernized airports with six major runways and large aircraft maintenance facilities capable of servicing and repairing the Boeing 747. Michigan's schools and colleges rank among the nation's best.^ One of the most recent encounters was in one of the seventh grade classrooms.
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Michigan is a leading grower of fruit, including cherries, blueberries, apples, grapes, and peaches. It produces wines and a multitude of food products. .Some of the major industries/products/services include automobiles (General Motors, Ford, Chrysler), Amway, cereal (Kellogg's, Post Cereals), information technology (Google, Covansys), computer software (Compuware, IBM), pharmaceuticals (Pfizer, Perrigo), medical products (Stryker), aerospace systems equipment (Smith Aerospace, Eaton Aerospace), military equipment (General Dynamics, Raytheon), lasers (Rofin-Sinar), financial services (Quicken Loans, National City Bank), energy equipment (DTE Energy, Uni-Solar), fuel cells (Next Energy) seating (Lear, Irwin Seating, American Seating), copper, iron, and furniture (Steelcase, Herman Miller, and La-Z-Boy).^ Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software .
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^ US NIOSH (1980) Industrial hygiene walk-through survey report on organophosphorus exposures at Rochester products division, General Motors Corporation, Rochester, Cincinnati, Ohio, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (PB82-104530).
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Michigan has a thriving tourist industry. .Visitors spend $17.5 billion a year in the state supporting 193,000 tourism jobs and Michigan's tourism website ranks among the busiest in the nation.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Physical Plant - In the basement of the Physical Plant in room 25, it is said an old man slaughtered 17 puppies.
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[31] .Destinations such as Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Ludington, Muskegon, Saugatuck, the Upper Peninsula, Frankenmuth, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, and Detroit draw vacationers, hunters, and nature enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ Mackinac Island - Mission House - When the Mission House (now state employee housing) was built it was at the heart of a Christian mission to convert Indians who lived on the island.
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^ Grand Traverse County - Monroe Center S. Of Traverse City - Monroe Center Cemetery - Odawa kids have been told a legend growing up of a Bear Walk.
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Michigan is fifty percent forest land, much of it quite remote. Both the forests and thousands of miles of beaches are top attractions. .Tourists also flock to many of the museums, particularly those in Metro Detroit, including The Henry Ford, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Arab American National Museum.^ Detroit - Henry Ford Hospital - Late at night you can hear shoes squeaking on the gym floor or hear a ball bouncing off the racket ball court.
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^ Detroit - Detroit Institute of Arts - There is a figure in the African Gallery called the nail figure.
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^ Detroit - Henry Ford Hospital - Clara Ford Pavilion - formerly a live-in nursing school is quite haunted.
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The Metro Detroit area offers four major casinos, MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown, Motor City, and Casino Windsor; moreover, Detroit is the largest city to offer casino gambling.
Hunting is a major component of Michigan's economy. Michigan ranks first in the nation in licensed hunters (over one million) who contribute $2 billion annually to its economy. Over three-quarters of a million hunters participate in white-tailed deer season alone. .Many K-12 school districts in rural areas of Michigan go so far as to cancel school on the opening day of rifle season, because of both safety and attendance concerns.^ Michigan Center - Michigan Center Jr. High School - When you go in to the auditorium alone the lights will shut off and dark spots will appear and strange sounds will be heard.
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^ The road is a short cut to Franklin County High School, that many students take to go to school.
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Michigan's Department of Natural Resources manages the largest dedicated state forest system in the nation. The forest products industry and recreational users contribute $12 billion and 200,000 associated jobs annually to the state's economy. .Michigan has more than 90 native species of trees, more than all of Europe combined.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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.The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Michigan's gross state product in 2004 was $372 billion.^ Michigan - May 2008 OES State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Skip to Content www.bls.gov Search: All BLS.gov .
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[32] Per capita personal income in 2003 was $31,178 and ranked twentieth in the nation.
.Although Michigan's tax rate on personal income of 3.90 percent was raised to 4.36 percent on October 1, 2007, the state still has one of the lowest top brackets in the nation.^ One wild report states that the motorist believed he hit a person but no damage was found on the car.
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Some cities impose additional income taxes. Michigan's state sales tax is 6 percent. On October 1, 2007, along with the increase in the state income tax rate, the sales tax was extended to over 50 services as well. .The state does not allow city or local sales taxes.^ The Traverse City State Hospital is in many ways considered haunted by locals.
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Property taxes are assessed on the local, not state, level. .In 2007, Michigan repealed its Single Business Tax (SBT) and replaced it with an all new Michigan Business Tax (MBT) in order to stimulate job growth by reducing taxes for seventy percent of the businesses in the State.^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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[33] The Bureau of Economic Analysis, recent growth in Michigan is 0.1%. [34]

Transportation

The Mackinac Bridge: a five-mile span connecting Michigan's two peninsulas

Railroads

Main article: Michigan Services
The state is traversed by several railroads, with mileage amounting to several hundreds of miles.
Freight rail traffic represents the use of most of the railroads.
.There is Amtrak passenger rail service in the state, connecting the cities of Detroit, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Port Huron, among others, to Chicago, Illinois.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mason Hall - there have been sightings of an old man in the oak room in the basement.
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^ Grand Rapids - Studio 28 (theater) - There is a rumor of a ghost who haunts the projection booth by theater 13.
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There are plans for commuter rail for Detroit and its suburbs.[35][36]
AMTRAK passenger rail service no longer continues east of Port Huron to Toronto via Sarnia. Lengthy customs delays made it impossible for AMTRAK and VIA trains to maintain their schedules. AMTRAK trains originate and terminate at Port Huron. VIA trains terminate and originate at Sarnia.

Interstate highways

Interstate 75 is the main thoroughfare between Detroit and Flint, extending all the way to Sault Saint Marie and providing access to Sault Saint Marie. The expressway crosses the Mackinac Bridge between the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Branching highways include I-275 and I-375 in Detroit; I-475 in Flint; I-675 in Saginaw.
.Interstate 69 enters the state near the Michigan-Ohio-Indiana border, and it extends to Port Huron and provides access to the Blue Water Bridge crossing into Sarnia.^ Minnie was so upset upon hearing of his death that she dressed herself in all white and jumped off the pier into the cold waters of Lake Huron.
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^ If you try enter the hospital with religious material such as: Bibles, holy water flasks, or crosses, they are destroyed before entering the building.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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.Interstate 94 enters the western end of the state at the Indiana border, and it travels east to Detroit and then northeast to Port Huron and ties in with I-69. I-194 branches off from this freeway in Battle Creek.^ East Leroy - 4 mile road - behind the houses on the lift side (if coming from battle creek) there is an old railroad that runs through the fields.
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^ Battle Creek - Court Apartments (formally Webster Apartments) - Reports of strange occurrences happened only in the East side building, usually in apartments 1-4, and 8.
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^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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Interstate 96 runs east-west between Detroit and Muskegon. I-496 loops around Lansing. .I-196 branches off from this freeway at Grand Rapids and connects to I-94 near Benton Harbor.^ Grand Rapids - West Catholic High School - There is a cemetery next to the high school that has a 'glowing nun' near one of the tombstones.
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.I-696 branches off from this freeway at Novi and connects to I-94 near St Clair Shores and Eastpointe.^ Saint Clair Shores - St. Margaret's of Scotland - In 1978, a janitor was killed by teenagers outside the doors of the gym.
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^ Clair Shores - St. Gertrude Church and Bible Classes Building - St. Gertrude Church was built over a cemetery many years ago.
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^ Grosse Pointe Shores - Lakeshore Drive - There have been plenty of accidents involving drownings in Lake St. Clair.
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U.S. Routes

Major bridges include the Ambassador Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, Mackinac Bridge, and International Bridge. .Michigan also has the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel crossing into Canada.^ Detroit - Jefferson St. Tunnel to Canada - A little girl was hit by a car on a rainy day where the turn for the Tunnel to Canada is.
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Important cities and townships

Detroit's downtown viewed from the Detroit River
The Grand Rapids skyline peppered with construction cranes.
The largest municipalities in Michigan are (according to 2005 census estimates):
Rank City Population
1 Detroit 871,121
2 Grand Rapids 193,083
3 Warren 134,589
4 Sterling Heights 127,991
5 Flint 117,068
6 Lansing 114,276
7 Ann Arbor 113,206
8 Clinton Township 96,781
9 Livonia 96,736
10 Dearborn 92,382
A Lansing Sunrise
Downtown Flint as seen from the Flint River.
Ann Arbor skyline
Other important cities include:
.Half of the wealthiest communities in the state are located in Oakland County, just north of Detroit.^ Oakland county - Royal Oak - Baldwin Theater - Located in downtown Royal Oak just south of 4th street on Lafayette, the Baldwin Theatre was built in 1922 and was originally built as a vaudeville playhouse.
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.Another wealthy community is located just east of the city, in Grosse Pointe.^ Saint Clair Shores - Grosse Pointe Woods Lake Front Park Bath house - located just past the Ford estate on Lakeshore drive and Marter.
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^ Nunica - Nunica Cemetery - The Nunica Cemetery is a small cemetery located east of Spring Lake on M-104, just off of I-96.
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Only three of these cities are located outside of Metro Detroit. Detroit, with a per capita income of $14,717, ranks 517th on the list of Michigan locations by per capita income. Benton Harbor is the poorest city in Michigan, with a per capita income of $8,965, while Barton Hills is the richest with a per capita income of $110,683.

Education

Colleges and universities

Community colleges and technical schools

Professional sports teams

The new Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers
.Most major league sports teams in Michigan are located in Metro Detroit, with the Detroit Tigers baseball team (MLB), Detroit Lions football team (NFL), and Detroit Red Wings ice hockey team (NHL) located within the city of Detroit.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ December 2003 Update: An investigation team traveled to Northern Michigan in July 2003, and did full research on this haunted location.
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The Detroit Pistons men's basketball team of NBA and the Detroit Shock women's basketball team of the WNBA play at the Palace of Auburn Hills. .(The Pistons played at Detroit's Cobo Arena until 1978, and at Pontiac's Silverdome until 1988) The Detroit Lions played at Tiger Stadium in Detroit until 1974, then moved out to the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac before moving back to Detroit's Ford Field in 2002. The Arena Football League's Grand Rapids Rampage is the state's other "major league" sports team.^ The great state of Michigan or the "Wolverine State" is known for its car manufacturing with the city of Detroit pumping out more cars than any other city in the United States.
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^ People have sighted apparitions of little kids, nuns and priests, and have also had encounters with objects dropping or moving, and other various sounds through out the building.
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^ She almost moved out until the light started working.
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Eight-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was born in Saginaw. Professional hockey got its start in Houghton in the U.P., when the Portage Lakers were formed.
Other notable sports teams include:
Club Sport League
Alpena IceDiggers Ice hockey North American Hockey League
Flint Generals Ice hockey International Hockey League
Grand Rapids Griffins Ice hockey American Hockey League
Kalamazoo Wings Ice Hockey International Hockey League
Marquette Rangers Ice Hockey North American Hockey League
Muskegon Fury Ice hockey International Hockey League
Plymouth Whalers Ice hockey Ontario Hockey League
Port Huron Flags Ice hockey International Hockey League
Saginaw Spirit Ice hockey Ontario Hockey League
Traverse City North Stars Ice hockey North American Hockey League
Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Minor League Baseball, Midwest League
Great Lakes Loons Baseball Minor League Baseball, Midwest League
Kalamazoo Kings Baseball Minor League Baseball
Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball Minor League Baseball
West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball Minor League Baseball, Midwest League
Michigan Mayhem Basketball Continental Basketball Association
Grand Rapids Rampage Arena football Arena Football League
Battle Creek Crunch Indoor football Great Lakes Indoor Football League
Motor City Reapers Indoor football Great Lakes Indoor Football League
Muskegon Thunder Indoor football Great Lakes Indoor Football League
Port Huron Pirates Indoor football Great Lakes Indoor Football League
Detroit Demolition Football Independent Women's Football League
Detroit Ignition Soccer Major Indoor Soccer League
Kalamazoo Kingdom Soccer USL Premier Development League
Michigan Bucks Soccer USL Premier Development League
Michigan Hawks Soccer W-League
Michigan Phoenix Soccer Women's Premier Soccer League
West Michigan Edge Soccer USL Premier Development League
West Michigan Firewomen Soccer W-League

Former professional teams

See also: List of Michigan sport championships
Club Sport League(s) Status
Detroit Gems Basketball National Basketball Association Moved to Minneapolis and became the Minneapolis Lakers, would move again to Los Angeles and are now the Los Angeles Lakers
Detroit (Heralds/Tigers/Panthers/Wolverines) Football National Football League Defunct
Detroit Falcons Basketball Basketball Association of America Defunct
Michigan Panthers Football USFL Defunct
Detroit Stars Baseball Negro National League, 2nd Negro National League, Negro American League The team ceased operations in 1960
Michigan Stags Ice Hockey World Hockey Association Moved to Baltimore and became the Baltimore Blades for the rest of the team's existence
Detroit Vipers Ice Hockey International Hockey League Disbanded when IHL became AHL

Trivia

  • Windsor is south of Detroit, and is separated by the Detroit River. .Windsor marks the only border crossing where entering the mainland United States from Canada involves traveling north.
  • The Detroit-Windsor international border is the busiest border between the United States and Canada.
  • Michigan is simultaneously known for its cities, supported by heavy industry, and its pristine wilderness, home to more than 11,000 lakes.^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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    ^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Holmes Hall - On the sixth floor of the west building, students have reported seeing a male figure enter the elevator.
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    .The clang and clamor of Metro Detroit's crowded thoroughfares and busy factories stand in vivid counterpoint to the tranquility found in virtually every corner of the state.
  • An individual from Michigan is called a "Michigander" or "Michiganian".[37] Also at times, but rarely, a "Michiganite".[38]
  • The canal and locks at Lake Huron were opened in 1855.
  • Michigan is nicknamed the "Great Lakes State", and also the "Wolverine State", from a nickname earned during the Toledo War.
  • Michigan has around 150 lighthouses, the most of any U.S. state.^ Thunder Bay Island - Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse - this uninhabited island on Lake Huron is haunted by a lighthouse keeper named Morgan.
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    ^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
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    ^ Bloomfield Hills - Fox and Hounds Restaurant- It is one of the most expensive restaurants on the states, every night around 11:30 pm, the cooks notice that all the pots and pans fall out of the shelves.
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    .The first lighthouses in Michigan were built between 1818 and 1822. They were built to project light at night and to serve as a landmark during the day to safely guide the passenger ships and freighters traveling the Great Lakes.^ They turned on the lights on the first floor.
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    ^ The activity has definitely calmed down a lot since the time they were first built.
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    ^ They say to this day, you can see the woman's ghost walk across the road and weep at her son's grave and every night a mysterious light will shine in the upstairs bedroom window and then suddenly go out.
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    See Lighthouses in the United States.
  • Michigan has the most registered boats (over 1 million) of any state in the Union.
  • Michigan forestland covers nearly 52 percent of the state at 19.3 million acres.[40]
  • Michigan has the largest State Forest system in the nation.
  • Michigan has 4 National Forests. .The Manistee, Hiawatha, Ottawa, and Huron, although the Manistee and Huron are administratively combined.
  • Michigan is home to more public golf courses than any other state.
  • Michigan has two official Governor's Residences.^ East Lansing - Michigan State University - Mayo Hall - Strange presence felt in the basement corridor linking the two wings of the dormitory.
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    .One is in Lansing, the other is at Mackinac Island.
  • The beverage Vernors was invented in Michigan in 1866, sharing the title of oldest soft drink with Hires Root Beer.
  • Because of their high concentration of confectionery shops, Northern Michigan residents often refer to tourists as "Fudgies".
  • Faygo was founded in Detroit on November 4, 1907.
  • Michigan is the largest producers of cherries of all the states.
  • Michigan is the 3rd leading grower of Christmas trees with 60,520 acres of land dedicated to Christmas tree farming.^ Marquette - Northern Michigan University - Music Building - The ghost reported in the Forest Roberts theater elevator can not be because the theater has no elevator!
    • Shadowlands Haunted Places Index - Michigan 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC theshadowlands.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Roseville - Corner West 11 mile and Belanger - The new secretary of state building was built around 98, but it was built over the oldest cemetery in Michigan.
    • Shadowlands Haunted Places Index - Michigan 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC theshadowlands.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mackinac Island - Mission Point - Supposedly, a high school student named 'Harvey' had just been dumped by his girlfriend.
    • Shadowlands Haunted Places Index - Michigan 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC theshadowlands.net [Source type: Original source]

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  • Michigan ranks 1st in the nation in the number of registered snowmobiles.[43]
  • Michigan ranks 3rd in the nation in licensed hunters at over 750,000.

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See also