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Ratification or Admission:  January 26, 1837 (26th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1964
State Abbreviation:  MI
State Capital:  Lansing
Largest City - Population:  Detroit
Origin of the Name:  From the Indian word, Majigan– means “great or large lake”.
State Motto:  “Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice” (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)
State Nickname:  Wolverine State
State Song:  “My Michigan” | Lyrics: Giles Kavanagh | Music: H.J. O'Reilly Clint
State Animal:  White-Tailed Deer
State Bird:  Robin Redbreast
State Fish:  Brook Trout
State Flower:  Apple Blossom
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  Isle Royale Greenstone
State Insect:  None
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Eastern White Pine
State Flag:  The design on Michigan’s deep blue field has three mottos: On a red ribbon – “One Nation Made Up of Many States”, “On a blue shield – “I will Defend” and “If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look Around.” On the blue shield the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, a man with raised hand and holding a gun represents peace and the ability to defend his rights. The elk and moose are symbols of Michigan, while the eagle represents the United States.


apples, blueberries, cattle, cherries, cucumbers dry beans, eggs, horses, milk.

bromine, gypsum, iron ore, natural gas, petroleum, sand and gravel.

automobiles, chemicals, electronics, food processing, furniture, machinery, metals, rubber, transportation equipment.

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