Today we're headed to Michigan. Have a great story about your home state? Want to join the discussion? Head over to our Facebook group called "What Makes Your State Great". We're looking to support all the states in reverse order of becoming a state and keeping a day ahead of the DC40 Prayer Initiative.
As always most of my facts come from 50states.com.
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Detroit is known as the car capital of the world. The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939.
Michigan is first in the United States production of peat and magnesium compounds and second in gypsum and iron ore.
The Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, it spans 5 miles over the Straits of Mackinac, which is where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. The Mighty Mac took 3 years to complete and was opened to traffic in 1957.
One famous filmmaker/author from Michigan is Michael Moore. Born in Flint Michigan, Micheal has created films called Bowling for Columbine, Sicko and Fahrenheit 9/11.
The original inhabitants of Michigan are:
The Fox and Sauk tribes
The Kickapoo tribe
The Menominee tribe
The Miami tribe
The Ojibwe tribe (also known as Chippewa, Ojibway, or Ojibwa)
The Potawatomi tribe
These tribes arrived later to Michigan.
The Huron tribe (also known as the Wyandot)
The Ottawa tribe
I found the following video on youtube. It was created to show support for two Ojibwa who were arrested at Eagle Rock for protesting mining there. More info on their fight can be found here
Stand for the Land blog
Just like these people have shown courage to stand up and fight for our land, we too should defend her. We should understand pollution, war and death. We should help our fellow earthlings. We should not take rights from others, we should not destroy their culture or remove their rights to practice their religion freely and to simply live.
Namaste & Blessed Be