Go Green!

Congrats to the Michigan State University Men’s Basketball program.   It has been named the best basketball program of the decade by Sports Illustrated, edging out other powerhouse teams like North Carolina and Florida.

To read the whole Sports Illustrated article, click here.  Or visit greenandwhite.com to read their article.

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Today in Michigan History

December 17, 1798

Michigan’s first American election was held.

The three-day electoral contest pitted James May, a former British subject, against Solomon Sibley. Each voter announced the candidate of his choice. According to May, who lost the election, Sibley won because he passed out liquor to the voters and had soldiers armed with clubs threaten to beat those who voted for May.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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Today in Michigan History

December 16, 1808

Michigan’s first Republican governor was born.

Born in New York, Kingsley S. Bingham moved to Michigan in 1833. Elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1847, Bingham opposed the extension of slavery into the western territories and was a strong candidate for governor for the newly-founded Republican Party. Bingham was elected in 1854 and re-elected two years later.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Places to Ski/Snowboard in Michigan

Based on the input from our readers, here are the Top Ten Favorite Places to Ski/Snowboard on Michigan:

10. Pine Knob

9. Boyne Mountain

8. Crystal Mountain

7. Walloon Hills

6. Nubs Nob

5. Blackjack

4. Marquette Mountain

3. Indianhead Mountain

2. Big Powderhorn

1. Mount Bohemia

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Today in Michigan History

December 15, 1796

Anthony Wayne died.

General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, whose victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794 that forced the British to evacuate Detroit, died in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Also, Wayne County was named for General Anthony Wayne.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.

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