Michigan State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Michigan as the 26th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Michigan.
Date of Statehood:
January 26, 1837
10,120,860 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Michigan ranks first in the production of red tart cherries, dry beans, blueberries, pickling Cucumbers and potted geraniums.
Michigan currently leads the nation in the production of passenger cars and assembled trucks. Michigan had 967,000 people in manufacturing jobs in 1997. The total impact of travel and tourism on Michigan?s economy is over 8 billion dollars a year. Traveler?s spend approximately 1 million dollars an hour in Michigan.
The Great Lakes State
If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.
Apple Blossom (Legislation of 1897)
White Pine (Legislation of 1955)
American Robin (Legislation of 1931)
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1988)
None (Legislation Pending)
Chlorastrolite (Legislation of 1972)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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