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Old 04-30-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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Got this in an e-mail, which proves that MI is the greatest state ever:


* To all of you Michigan natives and to those of you who have moved away or have moved in, or anyone interested in History, here is a chance to learn more about Michigan, the "Great Lakes State." ! *
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HISTORY Q. What Michigan community grew from 3,589 to 45,615 residents from
1910 to 1920, leading the nation in growth during that period?

A. Hamtramck
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Q. During the lumber boom era, what name was given to the row of saloons that lined Water Street in Bay City?

A. Hells' Half Mile
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Q In 1936, what U. P. city processed 100,000 sq. feet of bird'* eye maple for use in the English luxury liner, the Queen Mary?

A. Escanaba
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Q. When the territory of Michigan was created on Jan.
11 what town was selected as it'* capital?

A. Detroit
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Q. Bloomfield Hills was first known by what name?

A. Bagley'* Corners
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Q. Where is the world'* only marble lighthouse?

A. Belle Isle (Livingston Lighthouse)

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Q. Utica was originally known by what name?

A. Hog'* Hollow
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Q. Approx. how many lakes are in the state?

A. 11,000

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Q. What coastline has been given the name "Graveyard of the Great Lakes"?

A. Whitefish Point, Lake Superior (remember the Edmund Fitzgerald? It was only the most famous ship lost there, but there have been many, many, more lost in that spot in the last hundred years....)
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Q. In 1870, Detroit telephone customers became the first in the nation to have what type of reference information assigned to them?

A. Telephone numbers
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Q. On Feb. 4, 1902, what internationally famous aviation pioneer was born in Detroit?

A. Charles A. Lindbergh
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Q. On what date did the star & stripes first fly over Michigan soil?

A. July 11, 1796
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Q. What ambitious automotive pioneer organized GM. in Sept 1908?

A. William C. Durant
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Q What annual license fee (how much) was charged to Michigan auto owners in 1905 to operate their vehicles?

A. Fifty cents
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Q. In what year was the first policewoman appointed in Detroit?

A. 1893
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Q What was the world'* first urban freeway, completed in 1942?

A. The Davison Freeway, Detroit
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Q. In 1879, what amount was paid to the Campau family by the city of Detroit for Belle Isle?

A. $200,000
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Q. In 1866, what Detroit pharmacist introduced the world'* first carbonated soft drink?

A. James Vernor (Vernor'* ginger ale)
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Q. At what Detroit intersection was the world'* first traffic light installed in 1915?

A. Woodward Avenue and Grand Avenue
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Q Who in 1688 founded the first permanent settlement in what later became the state of Michigan?

A. Father Jaques Marquette
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Q. In 1954 the world'* first shopping mall opened in what Detroit suburb?

A. Southfield (Northland Mall)
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Q. What safety and traffic flow feature was first introduced near Trenton in 1911?

A. Painted center lines
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ENTERTAINMENT

Q. Debuting in 1936 over WWJ in Detroit, what crime fighting adventure series used "Flight of the Bumblebee" as it'* theme song?

A. The Green Hornet
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Q. The Supremes were originally known by what name?

A. The Primettes
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Q. What Detroit-based male singing group was known as The Primes until 1960?

A. The Temptations
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Q. Under what name did Motown artist Stevie Wonder originally write

"My Cherie Amour" in 1966?

A. "Oh My Marsha"
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SPORTS/LEISURE Q. Where does Michigan rank internationally in the production of dogsleds?

A. First
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Q. What is the nation'* largest indoor/outdoor museum complex?

A. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
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SCIENCE/NATURE

Q. Compared to Chicago, "The Windy City," how does Detroit rank in average wind velocity?

A. The same (10.4 mph)



(note: Chicago earned the nickname "The Windy City" because of it'* politicians in the 1920'* (who their opponents in Washington claimed were big 'bags of wind'), and not because of the wind off the lake as most people think....)
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Q. Arnold F. Wilt, born in Detroit in 1886, revolutionized the cosmetology industry by developing what process?

A. The cold permanent wave
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Q. The Michigan state capitol is constructed of what material?

A. Ohio sandstone
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Q. What is Michigan'* largest fresh-market vegetable crop?

A. Onions
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Q. Opened in 1904, what is the oldest freshwater aquarium in the nation?

A. Belle Isle Aquarium
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Saved the best for last...



Q. What does the word "Muskegon" mean?

A. Marsh with many rivers

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POSSIBLE NEW SLOGANS FOR MICHIGAN:

The one that looks like a mitten, you moron.

Where used cars from Florida bring top dollar.

The Orange Barrel State.

So close to Canada you can hardly tell the difference.

We know the rules to euchre.

Got fudge?

Two Mystery Spots - No waiting...

Yes, the Porcupines are real mountains.

Soda? We say pop here, buddy.

The Midwestern "M" state without a wrestler for governor.

No riots since '67

More than just boarded up auto plants.

Casino fever -- catch it.

Sandy beaches without severe undertow.

Happiness is a warm pasty.

Imagine an island where horse manure still litters the streets.

Water enough for any drought.

Visit Hell, Paradise, Christmas and Climax. (Can do it all the same day!)

Birthplace of Meijer Thrifty Acres.

Where Ontario is a shortcut to New York.

Gerald Ford slept here.

It'* called snow.

Where the names of high-toned suburbs needlessly end with "e."

Deer processing available here.

Not as flat as Indiana.

Try eating corn flakes without us.

Hardly any annoying lizards or poisonous snakes.

Big on flannel.

It'* not the heat. It'* the humidity.

Smoked fish sold here.

We moved American history to Dearborn.

No toll roads and proud of it.

Our biggest bridge makes yours look puny.

Land of snow machines and bass boats.

#@?!* mosquitoes.

We know a place where wooden shoes are always in style.

Where lousy teams get new stadiums.
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that is awesome!
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I 'm gonna pass that along too. It makes me proud to be a michigander!
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A. Marsh with many rivers
Oh come on! Everyone knows it'* from when the Indian said "Muskie gone!"
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I thought the mosquitoe was the state bird. Theere are some bigguns in the UP.

At one time there were 5 different Interurban, trolly, tracks down Woodward Ave.

Novi was stop number 6 from the stagecoach line leaving Detroit.
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Where lousy teams get new stadiums

the best one of all
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POSSIBLE NEW SLOGANS FOR MICHIGAN:

No riots since '67
...unless the Pistons/RedWings/Tigers/Lions (yeah, right )/Wolverines/Spartans win or lose a championship game.

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Q. What State can turn an auto body to red powder within seconds of driving it off the lot?

A. MI

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We've lived in a lot of nice states, but it seems Michigan will be "it" for us.

We did live briefly in Oregon and the North Umpqua River area would be hard to beat for beauty. Beautiful and bare secondary roads for 4 and 2 wheeled Bonneville riding (sorry, off-topic -- that'll have to be a new thread sometime)
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Opps. Did i post that
Dang Lions. They couldn't win while I lived there, so I moved...and now they still can't win.
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