Michigan and a Famous Cheese Spread

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?

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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.

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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).

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