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Social Studies
Fun Facts About The 50 States

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MichiganThe Great Lakes,Winter Wonderland,and Wolverine State.

Fast Facts - Statehood: Jan. 26, 1837, 26th stateOrigin of state name: from the Indian word michi-gami, meaning "large lake"State capital: LansingState nickname: Great Lakes State, Winter Wonderland, Wolvervine StateState motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)State song: "Michigan, My Michigan"State abbreviation: MI, Mich.

Isle Royale National Park-Isle Royale is the largest island in the world's largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior.It was formed out of volcanic rock. It is also a 45-mile (72 kilometer)-long wilderness refuge for more than 200 kinds of birds, as well as for beavers, foxes, and moose. It has one of the few natural populations of wolves in the US. There are 25-40 wolves t a time.

Four fascinating, fantastic facts1.Michigan is the eighth-most-populous state in the United States, with 9,883,640 (2010 census). 2.It was the first state to create a land-grant college (1857).3.Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.4.In 1817 the University of Michigan was the first university established by any of the states.

Henry FordHenry was born in MI and was famous for making the T model.He also created/first used the assembly line

Bibliography"Fast Facts." America the Beautiful. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2014.http://www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/hf/



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