Did you know that wherever you are in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes? It’s the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes. Or that the Kellogg Brothers, who made Battle Creek Michigan the cereal capital of the world, accidentally discovered the process for making corn flake cereal?Continue reading “Michigan and a Famous Cheese Spread”
Michigan and Motor City Pizza
Welcome to Michigan Day! Did you know that while Europeans began to explore Michigan as early as 1620, people have been living in the area since 11,000 BCE? France was the first foreigner government to claim Michigan. It was a part of Canada, known as New France. When New France was defeated in the French Indian Wars, it ceded the region to Britain in 1763.Continue reading “Michigan and Motor City Pizza”
Michigan’s Walk to Freedom
Hello Monday! It’s the 3rd Monday in January, and here in America we honor a great man, Martin Luther King Jr. It’s also the 18th of January – National Michigan Day. There had to be a way to bring these two National Days together. And lucky for me, there is.Continue reading “Michigan’s Walk to Freedom”
Rosie the Riveter and Car Hops
As part of National Michigan Day, I was going to write about the most recognized image of a woman in modern times – Rosie the Riveter. The poster image was part of a campaign aimed at boosting morale among company workers at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. (I didn’t know that).