Today in Michigan History

April 28, 1955

The white pine became the official state tree.

The planting of a white pine on the lawn of the State Capitol marked public recognition of the white pine as the state tree. The white pine was chosen as a symbol of one of Michigan’s greatest industries. From 1870 to the early 1900s Michigan led the nation in lumber production.

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