State of Michigan
The State of Michigan, state government is located in Lansing, Michigan. Michigan is a state surrounded by lakes called the Great Lakes for example; Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. The name Michigan came from Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water". Michigan’s population is almost 10 million in 2011. Its capital is Lansing and the largest city is Detroit. Michigan was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state. Michigan’s nickname is known as "The Wolverine State," which is the state animal. The Michigan state bird is the American Robin. The state fish is the Brook Trout. The state flower is the Apple Blossom. The state tree is the White Pine and the state stone is the Petoskey Stone found all over the beaches of Lake Michigan.
Michigan is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating and camping. Michigan has 83 state parks and 99 state forest campgrounds not including all the private owned campgrounds in Michigan also. The state has 11,037 inland lakes and ponds. Michigan also has 12 federally recognized Indian tribes in Michigan one is my tribe the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians based out of Manistee, Michigan.
Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is often called the mitten state. The Upper Peninsula is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge which was finished being built on November 1, 1957 and opened for business on that date. The toll for crossing the bridge is now $4 per vehicle or $5 per axle. The Upper Peninsula is just as economically important because of the different tourist destination for example; there are more than 300 different waterfalls, along with more than 40 lighthouse and museums as well as its abundance of natural resources....