173 years ago today…

…is when Michigan officially became a state (January 26, 1837)! There’s a wonderful little history about it (and great early map circa 1835) on a site called Night Train to Detroit. Take a look, and find out about something called “The Toledo War.”

One Response to “173 years ago today…”

  1. January 27, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    I always wondered how we were packaged with the upper peninsula, when it's not even connected to us, and IS connected to Wisconsin.