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Michigan fun facts!

  • Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.

  • Alpena is the home of the world's largest cement plant.

  • Rogers City boasts the world's largest limestone quarry.

  • Elsie is the home of the world's largest registered Holstein dairy herd.

  • Colon is home to the world's largest manufacture of magic supplies.

  • The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879.

  • Although Michigan is often called the "Wolverine State," there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan.

  • The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939.

  • The oldest county (based on date of incorporation) is Wayne in 1815.

  • Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668. It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States.

  • In 1817 the University of Michigan was the first university established by any of the states. Originally named Cathelepistemian and located in Detroit the name was changed in 1821. The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1841.

  • The city of Novi was named from its designation as Stagecoach Stop # 6 or No.VI.

Read more fun facts about Michigan in today's All About Michigan!

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