September 21, 1835
John Horner arrived in Michigan.
Virginian John Horner reached Detroit to assume his responsibilities as Michigan’s new territorial governor. Angry Michiganders, who believed Michigan should be a state—not a territory—ignored Horner. After a series of embarrassing situations, Horner moved to the western part of the territory (present-day Wisconsin).
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