Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Seeking Michigan-Happy Birthday today!

The First State Election in Detroit, Michigan 1837. A painting by Thomas Mickell Burnham. Used courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Rough and Rocky Road to Statehood

January 26 marks Michigan’s 174th birthday as a state. Today, many residents of our country’s fifty states take statehood for granted. For 1830s Michiganians, the road to statehood proved rough and rocky.
Seeking Michigan

1 comment:

  1. Well may i wish Michigan a 174th HAPPY Birthday.