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As the center of US automobile production, Michigan is one of the most important manufacturing areas in the world. Bordering 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, Michigan has excellent fishing and water sports opportunities. Home to the Henry Ford Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts, and Detroit Zoo, Michigan offers students a historic perspective of US industry and culture.
Michigan was the 26th state, admitted into the Union in 1837. Michigan is called the "Great Lakes State" because its shores touch four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan gets its name from an Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word meaning "large lake." Michigan has an unusual geography, as it consists of two land masses--the Upper Peninsula and the mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula. Detroit, its largest city, is known worldwide as the center of the American auto industry. The apple blossom (Pyrus coronaria) is Michigan state flower, the dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris) is the state wild flower and Lansing is the capital.
Michigan State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Michigan state facts such as Michigan state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Michigan, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Michigan State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Children's Book||The Legend of Sleeping Bear|
|Game Mammal||White-tailed Deer
|Gem||Isle Royal Greenstone
|Historical Society||Historical Society of Michigan|
|Motto||Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.)
|Quarter||Michigan State Quarter|
|Soil||Kalkaska soil series|
(Pinaceae Pinus strobus)
|Unofficial Song||"Michigan, My Michigan"|
|Wild Flower||Dwarf Lake Iris