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History of Michigan, USA

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Visit Michigan, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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Michigan is first in the United States production of peat and magnesium compounds and second in gypsum and iron ore.

Michigan is the only place in the world with a floating post office. The J.W. Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships while they are still underway. They have been operating for 125 years.

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  • 1805 - Michigan Territory created, seat of government established in Detroit; much of Detroit destroyed by fire

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm

  • 1835 - Conflict with Ohio (Toledo War) over border; Ohio granted lands around Toledo, Michigan received entire Upper Peninsula

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm

  • 1837 - Michigan became 26th U. S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm

  • News 1847 - November 21 - Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

    onthisday.com
    November 21, 1847

  • 1855 - Soo Canal and Locks opened, linked Lake Superior with Lake Huron

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm

  • News 1881 - September 5 - Great "Thumb Fire" (Huron Fire) killed 282 people, damages $2,347,000, was first natural disaster served by American Red Cross (Michigan)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
    September 5, 1881

  • News 1881 - September 6 - Forest fires in Michigan and Ontario resulted in 'Yellow Day' in the northeastern U.S.
    Twenty villages in Michigan burned, and a total of 500 persons were killed. Fires caused 2.3 million dollars in losses near Lake Huron. Candles were...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - June 12 – In Michigan, the wooden steamer Ryan is lost near Thunder Bay Island.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 12, 1890

  • 1895 - Michigan
    Michigan, mish'e-gan (formerly mish-e-gān'), one the upper Lake states of the American Union, consisting two detached peninsulas, of which the...Read MORE...


  •  Michigan, USA
    Folding Bath-Tub with Heater
    Diogenes Bath-Tub Co., Ionis, Mich.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898
  •  Michigan, USA
    Hotel Dresden, Flint, Mich.
  •  Michigan, USA
    Jefferson Avenue, Looking East From Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
  •  Michigan, USA
    The Dam. Grand River, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • 1908 - First Ford Model T manufactured; General Motors founded (Michigan)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm

  •  Michigan, USA
    G.R. and I.R.R. Station
    Cedar Springs
  • News 1925 - June 6 – The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 6, 1925

  • News 1927 - December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 2, 1927

  • 1929 - Ambassador Bridge opened between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario (longest bridge in world when built)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm

  • News February 9, 1934 - The mercury dipped to 51 degrees below zero at Vanderbilt to establish a record for the state of Michigan.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 9, 1934

  • 1957 - Mackinac Bridge "Big Mac" opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm



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Folding Bath-Tub with Heater
Diogenes Bath-Tub Co., Ionis, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898

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Hotel Dresden, Flint, Mich.


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Jefferson Avenue, Looking East From Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.

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The Dam. Grand River, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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G.R. and I.R.R. Station
Cedar Springs
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  • 1805 - Michigan Territory created, seat of government established in Detroit; much of Detroit destroyed by fire

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
  • 1835 - Conflict with Ohio (Toledo War) over border; Ohio granted lands around Toledo, Michigan received entire Upper Peninsula

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
  • 1837 - Michigan became 26th U. S. state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
  • News  1847 - November 21 - Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

    onthisday.com
    November 21, 1847
  • 1855 - Soo Canal and Locks opened, linked Lake Superior with Lake Huron

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
  • News  1881 - September 5 - Great "Thumb Fire" (Huron Fire) killed 282 people, damages $2,347,000, was first natural disaster served by American Red Cross (Michigan)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
    September 5, 1881
  • News  1881 - September 6 - Forest fires in Michigan and Ontario resulted in 'Yellow Day' in the northeastern U.S.
    Twenty villages in Michigan burned, and a total of 500 persons were killed. Fires caused 2.3 million dollars in losses near Lake Huron. Candles were... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - June 12 – In Michigan, the wooden steamer Ryan is lost near Thunder Bay Island.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 12, 1890
  • 1895 - Michigan
    Michigan, mish'e-gan (formerly mish-e-gān'), one the upper Lake states of the American Union, consisting two detached peninsulas, of which the... Read MORE...

  • 1908 - First Ford Model T manufactured; General Motors founded (Michigan)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
  • News  1925 - June 6 – The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 6, 1925
  • News  1927 - December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 2, 1927
  • 1929 - Ambassador Bridge opened between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario (longest bridge in world when built)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm
  • News  February 9, 1934 - The mercury dipped to 51 degrees below zero at Vanderbilt to establish a record for the state of Michigan.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 9, 1934
  • 1957 - Mackinac Bridge "Big Mac" opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mitimeln.htm

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