It was 180 years ago today that Michigan became a member of the United States of America.

Here, on either peninsula, we are never more than six miles from a natural water source or more than 85 miles from a Great Lake, four seasons (mostly) and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, between the upper and lower peninsulas.

Happy Birthday, Michigan!

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