Ten fun facts about Michigan


Fact 1
Detroit, Michigan is known as the “Car Capital of the World”.

Fact 2
The largest cement plant in the world is located in Alpena, Michigan.

Fact 3
Michigan is frequently referred to as the “Wolverine State”. However, wolverines are no longer present in any part of Michigan.


Fact 4
One of the longest suspension bridges in the world is located in Michigan. It is the “Mackinac Bridge” and it was opened to the public in 1957 after three years of construction.

Fact 5
The 38th president of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also attended the University of Michigan where he was a well-received and high ranked football player.

Fact 6
The Kellogg brothers established the “Kellogg Company” in Battle Creek, Michigan. They quickly turned this state into the “Cereal Capital of the World”.

Fact 7
The J.W. Westcott II is the only floating post office in the United States. It has been in operation for over 125 years.

Fact 8
The “Cross in the Woods” is located in Indian River, Michigan. It is the largest crucifix in the United States and the world.

Fact 9
116 lighthouses are set up in the state of Michigan along with other types of navigational lights.

Fact 10
The first police radio system in the world was established in Michigan in 1929.


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Short about Michigan
Is a state located in the eastern part of north-central US.


Fast facts
Number of households
3,818,931
Population
9,882,519
Per capita income
$25,547
Life expectancy in number of years
78.2
Statehood
January 26, 1837
Capital
Lansing
Largest city
Detroit
Number of billionaires
11
State bird
American robin
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State fish
Brook trout
State tree
Eastern White Pine
State flower
Apple blossom

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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