interesting facts about Michigan

16 Interesting facts about Michigan

Michigan lies in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the U.S., and attained its statehood back on the 26th of January 1837 (becoming the 26th state to do so). Read on to discover 16 more fun facts about Michigan.

  1. The J.W. Westcott II, which has been operating for 125 years, is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships which are still underway.
  2. The connection between the Duluth and Bahama islands could be made if the Lake Superior shoreline were to be straightened out.
  3. In 1926, the first regularly scheduled air passage service in the U.S started operating between Detroit and Grand Rapids.
  4. Caro is the largest village in Michigan.
  5. Lancing is actually the capital city of Michigan, not Detroit.
Michigan State Flag

Michigan State Flag

    The world’s biggest weathervane, which stands at a staggering 48 foot and weight 3500 pounds, is located in Montague.

  1. On the beaches of Grand Haven, the “singing sand” can be found. It takes its name from the whistling sound it makes when you walk upon them.
  2. Michigan is the only state that is comprised of two peninsulas in the U.S.
  3. Michigan is home to the planet’s tallest identical twins, Michael and James Lanier. They both stand at 2.235 meters (7 foot 3 inches).
  4. Michi-gama, meaning large lake, is where the name of the state derives from.
  1. As Michigan is a hub for car manufacturing since the 1900s, it is also known as the “Motor City”.
  2. And it’s also home to Motown, the hugely popular music genre that includes The Jacksons, Dianna Ross, The Temptations, and many many hit makers!
  3. Tourist, manufacturing and agriculture are the largest revenue-generating industries in Michigan.
  4. The Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world and is located in Michigan.
  5. 1.5 million people visit the Detroit zoo every year, making it Michigan’s largest paid family attraction. The zoo is home to more than 230 species and 2,000 animals.
  6. Michigan’s state reptile is the painted turtle.
  7. The world’s leading ready – to – eat cereal producer, the Kellogg’s company, is located in Michigan. Nicknamed the “Cereal Bowl of America”, the city of Battle Creek is one of the leading producers of cereal in the nation.

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