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Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the 8th most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area.

 

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The Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, published its first issue on Sept. 29, 1890. The student-run paper is published Monday through Friday during the fall and winter terms. During the spring and summer terms, it is published weekly.

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Source: The Michigan Daily

Apples are Michigan’s largest and most valuable fruit crop, with an average annual economic contribution to the state of $700-$900 million.

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Source: Michigan Apple Committee

In Michigan, most black bears have black or extremely dark brown fur. Other color variations, including brown, cinnamon, grayish-blue and blonde, are found mostly in western North America.

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There are approximately 1,900 Grade A dairy farms in Michigan. Dairy farming is the top ranking segment of Michigan's second-biggest industry: agriculture.

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Source: Michigan Dairy Facts

Gerald R Ford grew up in Grand Rapids and became the 38th president of the United States.

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Source: Cool Michigan Fun Facts

Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist who became internationally known as "Dr. Death" as he helped at least 130 people kill themselves and campaigned for legal assisted suicide.

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Some time ago, it was realized that the land and climate of Michigan were like those found in some of the great wine-grape-growing regions of France and Germany. People began planting European stock on Michigan hills and built wineries, and thus we have the great wines of Michigan. April is officially “Michigan Wine Month” in Michigan.

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Source: Drink Michigan

If you are looking to find the most popular stadium in the US, you might be surprised at the answer. Michigan Stadium, home of the Wolverines, is the most popular stadium in the nation.

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Lake Michigan, by volume, is the second largest Great Lake and the only one located totally within the United States. The northern part is in the colder less developed upper Great Lakes region. It is sparsely populated, except for the Fox River Valley, and is primarily covered with mixed wood forest.

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Michigan is known for its five Great Lakes, and there are plenty of fun facts to share about Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.

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Michigan, the Wolverine State, joined the union in 1837. Located in the center of the Great Lakes, Michigan is divided into two land masses known as the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The Mackinac Bridge, which connects Michigan's upper peninsula to the rest of the state, spans five miles and is one of the world's longest suspension bridges.

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