Only people from Michigan can claim this.

I’m from Michigan, where we use our hand as a map. Where Tim Allen, Alice Cooper, Madonna, Motown, The White Stripes, Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock, Eminem, Robin Williams, and Bob Segar are from. A vacation was to Cedar Point, Up North, to Florida, or a drive across the Bridge. We are the only large inland peninsula on earth. We love Faygo, Superman Ice Cream, Better Made Chips, Vernor’s, Mackinaw Isla…nd Fudge and Koegels Hot Dogs. We know that the UP is a place not a direction. We play Euchre, Poker, swim in lakes, fish, camp and snowmobile. We bake with “soda” and drink “pop”. We measure distance in hours (its about 2 hours away). We can drive 65 mph in a foot of snow or a blizzard and not even flinch, and still have school.

I am a Michigander!!

For all my fellow Michiganders!!!
THIS IS MICHIGAN …


Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.

Alpena is the home of the world’s largest cement plant. (I live here)

Rogers City boasts the world’s largest limestone quarry.

Elsie is the home of the world’s largest registered Holstein dairy herd.

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

Colon is home to the world’s largest manufacturer of magic supplies….

The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879.

Although Michigan is often called the Wolverine State , there are no longer wolverines in Michigan.

(However, one was spotted in 2007, so there are some. )

Michigan ranks first in state boat registrations.

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My hometown.

This Small Town In Michigan Will Become Your New Favorite Winter Destination
Michigan is home to plenty of gorgeous winter destinations. Our state is a delightful spot for indoor and outdoor activities during the colder months, no matter which region you live in. But there’s one quaint town along stunning US-23 that overflows with wintertime excitement – and you’ll want to visit.
Alpena, Michigan is located on the beautiful shores of Thunder Bay.


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This town of just over 10,000 people is a delightful spot for a winter getaway.

When you arrive for a visit to Alpena, you’ll be immediately charmed.

Start off your day with a bite to eat and a cup of joe at Cabin Creek Coffee, which locals adore for its friendly service and delicious flavors.

Next up, it’s time to head outside for some winter fun. Strap on your snowshoes and venture to the the town’s Rockport State Recreation Area.

Explore Island Park, a natural oasis that features trails with plenty of snowy charm.

Are you an ice-fishing enthusiast? Spend a day casting your line into the chilly waters at nearby Hubbard Lake or Long Lake.

If ice skating is more your speed, there’s a spot for that in Alpena as well: just make the short trip to Northern Lights Arena for an exciting adventure on the rink.

When the weather outside is simply too frightful, head indoors and visit Alpena’s famous Maritime Heritage Museum at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, where you’ll learn all about the history of boats on the Great Lakes.

Perhaps you’re even in the mood to catch a one-of-a-kind theatrical performance at the town’s beloved Thunder Bay Theatre.

After all that excitement, your stomach is certainly growling. Treat yourself to dinner and a brew at Austin Brothers Beer Company.

Before you leave Alpena, take a moment to walk through its delightful downtown area. This is one Michigan getaway that you’ll surely never forget.


http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/michigan/favorite-winter-town-mi/

The worst mining accident in Michigans history.

MARQUETTE COUNTY, MI – Many of them hailed from Finland and Sweden, while others came from hearty French-Canadian stock. Some arrived from tiny towns in the Upper Peninsula that were no more than specks on a map.

Their thick accents mingled inside the walls of mine shafts deep within the Marquette Iron Range.

They were husbands and fathers, brothers and uncles, each earning wages for those

But on Nov. 3, 1926, all but one of the 52 men working in the Barnes-Hecker Iron Mine were killed within minutes. They were trapped in a torrential flood of water, mud and quicksand in what remains the worst mining disaster in Michigan’s history.


Nov. 3, 1926: Hour-by-hour look at Michigan’s worst mining disaster

On the tragedy’s 90th anniversary, a handful of U.P. cities have declared today a day of remembrance. Church bells will ring out, once for each of the men lost below ground.

The deadly chain of events began around 11:25 a.m. that day – just about the time some of the miner’s children normally began to arrive above ground, carrying their fathers’ lunch pails.

The tragedy left 42 wives without husbands, 132 children without fathers and an entire community in despair. The mine eventually closed forever. Forty-one of the bodies were never recovered and remain entombed underground at the Ely Township site.


The Barnes-Hecker mine was located in Marquette County’s Ely Township in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The mine site is now on private property.
The story of the tragedy is unknown to many, even in Michigan. Many of the victims’ direct descendants have died, and those with a connection to the disaster often purposely avoid talking about it.

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This is Michigan

 


Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.
Alpena is the home of the world’s largest cement plant.

Rogers City boasts the world’s largest limestone quarry.

Elsie is the home of the world’s largest registered Holstein dairy herd.

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

Colon is home to the world’s largest manufacturer of magic supplies….

The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879.

Although Michigan is often called the Wolverine State, there are no longer wolverines in Michigan.

(However, one was spotted in 2007, so there are some. )

Michigan ranks first in state boat registrations.

The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939.

The oldest county based on date of incorporation is Wayne in 1815…

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This day in history.

  

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