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East Lansing, Michigan, USA

The settlement of East Lansing began around 1847, the same year nearby Lansing was made the capital of the state of Michigan. Downtown East Lansing was an important junction of two major Native American groups: the Potawatomi and Fox. By 1850, the Lansing and Howell Plank Road Company was established to connect a toll road to the Detroit and Howell Plank Road, improving travel between Detroit and Lansing, which cut right through what is now East Lansing. The toll road was finished in 1853, and included seven tollhouses between Lansing and Howell.

Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and established in what is now East Lansing in 1857.

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  • By 1850, the Lansing and Howell Plank Road Company was established to connect a toll road to the Detroit and Howell Plank Road, improving travel between Detroit and Lansing, which cut right through what is now East Lansing.
    The toll road was finished in 1853, and included seven tollhouses between Lansing and Howell.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and established in what is now East Lansing in 1857

    www.wikipedia.org

  • East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Library and Museum, Michigan State College
    Postcard
  • In 1907, incorporation as a city was proposed under the name "College Park"; the legislature approved the charter but changed the name to "East Lansing."

    www.wikipedia.org

  • East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Engineering Building, Michigan State College
    Postcard
  • East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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Library and Museum, Michigan State College
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Engineering Building, Michigan State College
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  • By 1850, the Lansing and Howell Plank Road Company was established to connect a toll road to the Detroit and Howell Plank Road, improving travel between Detroit and Lansing, which cut right through what is now East Lansing.
    The toll road was finished in 1853, and included seven tollhouses between Lansing and Howell.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and established in what is now East Lansing in 1857

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1907, incorporation as a city was proposed under the name "College Park"; the legislature approved the charter but changed the name to "East Lansing."

    www.wikipedia.org

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