Just the (Michigan) Facts

Did you know…

Michigan became the 26th state on January 26, 1837

Lansing became Michigan’s State Capitol in 1848

The American Robin is Michigan’s state bird

The apple blossom is the state flower and the dwarf lake iris is the state wildflower

The Chlorastrolite or “green star stone”, which is found in the Upper Peninsula, is Michigan’s state gem

Our state song is “Michigan, My Michigan”

The origin of the state’s name is based on the Chippewa Indian word “meicigama” meaning “great water” and refers to the Great Lakes