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, Michigan, USA - 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 northernmost Lake Superior on the N., Tequamenon Bay and the ri St. Mary on the E., Lakes Huron and Michigan on the and the state of Wisconsin on the S.W.; while the souernmost is bounded on the E. by Lakes HIuron, St. Clair, Erie, and the rivers St. Clair and Detroit, on the W. Lake Michigan, and on the S. by the states of Ohio and Indiana, its northern angle reaching the Strait of Mackinac which divides it from the N. peninsula. The state also includes several islands, of which the largest are Isle Roy and Grand Island in Lake Superior, Drummond and Su?, Islands in Lake Huron, and the Manitou group in Lt? Michigan. Area, 58,915 square miles.

Population.—In 1810 the population was 4762; in 1820, 8896; in 1830, 31,639; in 1840,212,267; in 1850, 397,654; in 1860, 749,113; in 1870, 1,184,059; in 1880, 1,636,937; in 1890, 2,093,889. The number of Indians in the state in 1890 was 6991, mostly Chippewas, and many of them Roman Catholics. As a rule, they have become citizens of the United States and of the state.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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