YE OLDE ALMANAC
(see Michigan State below)
Founded: Set off in 1840 from Mackinac County; organized in 1853.
In 2000 Cheboygan County ranked as the 54th most populous county in Michigan.
And just FYI because... Michigan's fourth and fifth largest lakes, Burt and Mullett, are located in Cheboygan County.
Michigan got its name from the Indian word meaning "Great Lake." This state touches on all but one of the Great lakes and has 40,000 square miles of water within its boundaries. Woodland Indians lived in the land when French explorers and fur traders first came to it. Once the timber, minerals, and fertile soil were discovered, settlers flocked to Michigan. They stayed to make this state first in production of automobiles, breakfast cereals, furniture, cherries, cucumbers, navy beans, and seedling pines.
Population is ranked 8th (in US) at 9,549,353 (1995 estimate)
Total area: 96,791 square miles [including water areas]
Greatest length [north to south]: 310 miles
Greatest width [east to west]: 400 miles
Highest point: 1,980 feet
Lowest point: 572 feet
Highest recorded temperature: 112 degrees
Lowest recorded temperature: -51 degrees
3,288 miles of shoreline
11,000 inland lakes
36,000 miles of rivers and streams
18.4 million acres of forest
Principal cities: Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Lansing
State Tree: White pine
State Bird: Robin
State Flower: Apple blossom
State Stone: Petoskey
State Gem: Isle Royale greenstone
State Fish: Brook trout
State song: "Michigan My Michigan"
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