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Happy 176th Michigan!

This weekend Michigan will celebrate its becoming the 26th state on the 26th of January, 1837. Last year around this time The Huffington post did an article celebrating our beloved Mitten and citing a few of its most historic days, you can read more about those here.

It seems that in the last few years, Michiganders have rallied around their home state, from Detroit to Grand Rapids, striving forward with a resilient spirit, ingenuity, and loyalty to the Great Lake State.

It’s because of this that a few Michigan-pride companies have appeared such as Michigan Awesome, The Mitten State, and My Great Lake selling all the gear you need to show your enthusiasm for the state we call home.


Lastly, I wanted to invite you to this year’s Birthday Bash, “Party In Your Parka” at Muskegon’s Winter Sports Complex. The free event has a whirlwind of winter fun in store: Made in the Mitten Craft Tent, Luging, Ice Skating, Sledding, Snow Shoeing, and a performance by Grand Rapids’s own “The Crane Wives“, an indie-folk band that is sure to get your toes a’ tappin! We are having lows in the single digits this week so be sure to bundle up!!!

Cheers to The Mitten and many more happy years to come!


2 comments on “Happy 176th Michigan!

  1. michele
    January 23, 2013

    What fun!

  2. Tammy
    January 26, 2013

    Wow, from a state that just turned 100, that seems pretty old.

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