Happy birthday, Michigan!

Published On: Jan 26 2013 03:55:30 AM EST

176 years ago today, January 26th, the beautiful and lush land that overseas the Great Lakes joined the United States.

In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state in the nation when President Andrew Jackson signed it into statehood. The move followed a skirmish between Michigan and bordering Ohio that ended in a truce, giving Ohio the Toledo strip and Michigan the Upper Peninsula.

Ever since, Michiganders have been proud to call their state home, often referring to it as the 'Mitten,' 'America's High-Five,' 'The Wolverine State 'and the 'Great Lakes State.'

But no matter what it's called, the dual-peninsula state is one of a kind!


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