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Old 11-20-2010, 09:00 AM  
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Michigan Fun Facts and Trivia

Vernors ginger ale was created in Detroit and became the first soda pop made in the United States. In 1862, pharmacist James Vernor was trying to create a new beverage when he was called away to serve our country in the Civil War. When he returned, 4 years later, the drink he had stored in an oak case had acquired a delicious gingery flavor.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:01 AM  
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In 1879 Detroit telephone customers were first in the nation to be assigned phone numbers to facilitate handling calls.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:46 PM  
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In 1909, the stretch of Woodward Avenue between Six Mile and Seven Mile Roads became the first mile of road in the world to be paved with concrete.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:44 AM  
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Standing anywhere in the state you are no more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:36 PM  
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The worlds FIRST urban-depressed freeway was the Davison. Ironically, it is the urban-depressed freeways that allow people to bypass the city all together and is a major contributor to the issue of city shrinkage. (I say this as I type from my suburban home in St Clair Shores).
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:37 PM  
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The nations first traffic light was installed at Michigan and Woodward...though some historians disagree with this fact.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:16 AM  
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The city of Novi was named from its designation as Stagecoach Stop # 6 or No.VI.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:06 AM  
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Sault St. Marie is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:09 AM  
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Michigan has more shoreline than any other state except Alaska.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:53 AM  
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Michigan and Ohio are the only two states to get into a military dispute, aside from the civil war. The dispute was over mineral rights in Toledo. Michigan ended up giving the rights to Ohio in exchange for the Upper Peninsula.

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