Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Fr. Jacques Marquette in 1668. It is the 3rd oldest remaining settlement in the United States.
The Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. It spans 5 miles over the Straits of Mackinac.
The Detroit Zoo was the 1st zoo in America to feature cageless, open-exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam.
Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world.
Michigan is the only state that touches 4 of the 5 Great Lakes .
Standing anywhere in the state a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes .
4 flags have flown over Michigan -- French, English, Spanish and United States.
In 1879 Detroit phone customers were 1st in the nation to be assigned phone numbers.
In 1929, the Michigan State Police established the 1st state police radio system in the world.
The Kellogg Company has made Battle Creek, Michigan the Cereal Capital of the World.
There is enough salt under metro Detroit and surrounding areas to cover the world's consumption for 70 million years.
Michigan was admitted to the Union in 1837, the 26th state
Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams. You are never more than six miles from one of them.
Michigan is the 11th largest state of the United States.
Michigan is home to more public golf courses than any other state.
Michigan ranks 3rd in the nation in licensed hunters at over 750,000.
Faygo was founded in Detroit on November 4, 1907.
Michigan is the largest producers of cherries of all the states.