Today in Michigan History

March 18, 1837

The University of Michigan prepared to move from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

The state legislature approved an act to provide for the organization and government of the University of Michigan. Two days later, the legislature adopted an act locating the school in Ann Arbor. As an inducement to move the university to Ann Arbor, an offer of forty acres of land was made to the legislature by Elijah Morgan and his partners in the Ann Arbor Land Company.

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