Today in Michigan History

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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