Wednesday, September 26, 2007

State Exploration Assignment 4

State Flower:Apple blossom

State Bird:Robin

State Tree:White pine

Soil: Kalkaska sand

Agriculture: Dry black beans, blueberries, pickling cucumbers, flowering hanging baskets, impatiens and geraniums.

Industry: Manufacturing, Tourism, Agriculture


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

State Exploration Assignment 3

Ralph J. Bunche statesman
Bruce Catton historian
Roger Chaffee astronaut
Thomas E. Dewey politician
Edna Ferber novelist
Nelson Algren novelist
William Boeing, Sr. airplane manufacturer
Ralph J. Bunche statesman
Gerald Ford former president
Henry Ford industrialist
Ring Lardner writer
Charles A. Lindbergh aviator
Terry McMillan author
John N. Mitchell attorney general
Chief Pontiac Ottawa chief
Potter Stewart jurist
William E. Upjohn pharmaceuticals manufacturer


State Exploration Assignment 2

The name Michigan probably means "Great Waters." It is a Native American word. Around 1670, different Jesuit missionaries wrote about a lake called "Machihiganing," "Mitchiganons" and similar names. In 1697 the man who founded Detroit called the lake "Michigan." In the mid-1700s, people began calling the lake between Wisconsin and Michigan "Lake Michigan." In 1784 Thomas Jefferson wanted to call what is now Wisconsin "Michigania," but his bill was never passed. In 1805, the Michigan territory was created. It was named after Lake Michigan.

I got some information from:

Fact Monster

"Michigan at 200"


State Exploration Assignment 1

The Michigan state flag was adopted in 1911. On the flag there is a blue shield that says "TUEBOR," which means "I will defend." The shield has a picture of a man holding up a gun. Above the shield is a Bald Eagle holding an olive branch with three arrows on it. Above the Eagle is a red ribbon that says "E PLURIBUS UNUM," which represents The United States motto: "out of many, one." On one side of the shield is a Moose and on the other side is an Elk, which means "I will defend." At the bottom are two white ribbons that say "SI QUAERIS PENINSULAM AMOENAM," and "CIRCUM SPICE," which means, "If you are seeking a pleasant peninsula, look around you."

I got my information from:

Michigan Flag Printout

Michigan State Flag

Michigan (U.S.)

I got my flag picture at Animated U.S. State Flags