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.
State Name: Michigan
Capital of Michigan State: Lansing
Date of Statehood: January 26, 1837
Michigan State Population: 10,120,860 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Michigan ranks first in the production of red tart cherries, dry beans, blueberries, pickling Cucumbers and potted geraniums.
Primary Industry: 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 Michiganís economy is over 8 billion dollars a year. Travelerís spend approximately 1 million dollars an hour in Michigan.
Michigan State Nickname: The Great Lakes State
Michigan State Motto: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.
Michigan State Flower:
Apple Blossom (Malus domestica)(Legislation of 1897)
Michigan State Tree: White Pine (Legislation of 1955)
Michigan State Bird:
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)(Legislation of 1931)
Michigan State Fish: Brook Trout (Legislation of 1988)
Michigan State Insect: None (Legislation Pending)
Michigan State Gemstone: Chlorastrolite (Legislation of 1972)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Michigan State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Michigan State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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