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Last modified: 11/01/07

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Michigan Vacation Basic Facts

Michigan Travel Bureau, 300 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48913; 517-373-0670; 888-784-7328. Web:

State Bird: American robin

State Fish: brook trout

State Flower: apple blossom

State Fossil: mastodon

State Gemstone: Isle Royal greenstone (chlorastrolite)

State Insect: dragonfly

State Mammal: whitetail deer

State Motto: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.

State Nickname: Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, Water Winter Wonderland, The Auto State, Lady of the Lake

State Quarter:

State Reptile: painted turtle

State Seal:

State Soil: Kalkaska sand

State Song: My Michigan

State Stone: Petoskey Stone

State Tree: Eastern white pine

State Wild Flower: dwarf lake iris

State Capitals

Detroit, Michigan Territorial capital (1805-1837) and state capital from 1837 to 1847.

Lansing, Michigan Current state capital since 1847.


Michigan, My Michigan; Detroit City; Detroit Rocks; Saginaw, Michigan.

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