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Michigan // Lansing, MI // Midwest Region // Eastern/Central Time
(The Mitten State, The Great Lakes State)
Territory established: June 30, 1805
Statehood granted: January 26, 1837 // 26th state
Michigan was formed out of land from the Northwest Territory.
[View evolution maps of Michigan]

#4298 // August 6, 2009
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Michigan State Flag
tugboat and cargo ship
#1974 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
(Turdus migratorius)
and Appel Blossom
#1658 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Michigan State Flag

#775 // November 1, 1935 // Lansing, MI
#778c // May 9, 1936 // New York, NY
Constitution of Michigan

Michigan State Seal
#1069 // June 28, 1955 // Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Great Lakes Transportation,
Opening of the Soo Locks,
Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Map of Great Lakes,
Cargo vessel "Altadoc"

#1065 // February 12, 1955 // East Lansing, MI
First of the Land-Grant Colleges
Michigan State College
Pennsylvania State University

Open Book and Symbols of Subjects Taught
#2246 // January 26, 1987 // Lansing, MI
Michigan Statehood

White Pine

#4438 // February 3, 2010 // Mackinaw City, MI
Priority Mail Stamp
Mackinac Bridge

"Mighty/Big Mac" spanning 8 miles (13 km)
the Straits of Mackinac to link the
Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan.

The suspension bridge, part of US Interstate 75,
was opened on November 1, 1957 and connects
Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, MI.
The bridge authority provides "timmies" with a chauffeur at no extra fee
("timmies" derives from "timid").

#4160/63 // August 4, 2007 // Clayton, NY
Vintage Mahogany Speedboats

1915 Hutchinson, 1954 Chris-Craft,
1939 Hacker-Craft, 1931 Gar Wood
Michigan is the state with the most pleasure boats in the USA.

#3582 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Michigan

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Michigan state quarter
View Michigan state map
View Michigan clock

The state name is based on the Chippewa Indian word "meicigama",
meaning "great water", and refers to the Great Lake.
The City of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, known as the "Cereal City", produces
most cereal in the US and is home of the Kellogg Company's world headquarters.
Please click on guitar to listen to a song about Michigan vs Wisconsin.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
56,804 [147.122]
ranked 22nd
(census 2010)
ranked 8th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
174 [67]
ranked 18th
The State of Michigan has 83 counties,
32 county names originate from Native American languages.
Michigan shares in the north on Lake Superior and in the east on
Lake Huron and Lake Erie a 721-mile-long (1.160 km) international
water border with the Canadian province of Ontario (ON).

Stamped Cards 

#UX103 // June 29, 1984 // Marquette, MI
Stamped Postal Card
Frederic Baraga
Slovenian Roman Catholic Missionary
(* 1797, † 1868)

Father Baraga and Indian Guide in Canoe

Baraga became the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette, MI,
originally sited at Sault Sainte Marie, MI, and Vicar Apostolic of Upper Michigan.


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