Happy 186th Birthday, Michigan!
We love this state.
The Great Lakes State became America’s 26th state way back on January 26, 1837.
President Andrew Jackson signed the bill that made Michigan the twenty-sixth state.
In addition to four Great Lakes (ie: Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior), Michigan has 11,000+ inland lakes.
Michigan has 3,000+ miles of freshwater shoreline, more than any other state in the nation. One of the most breathtaking views is along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
More ship cargo tonnage passes though the historic Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie than the Suez and Panama Canals combined.
Traverse City is home to nearly 40 wineries.
The world’s first three tunnels that connect two different countries were built in Michigan (the St. Clair Tunnel, Michigan Central Railway Tunnel and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel) and connect our state to Canada.
Detroit is home to the world’s only floating post office.