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Michigan

When you move to Michigan, you will be moving to state with a lot of distinctions. For instance, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state int the nation, and it has the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in the United States.

As a new resident in Michigan, you will be called a Michigander, Michiganian, or a Michiganite, and the state flower of your new state is the Apple Blossom.

Michigan has more miles of freshwater shoreline than any other state in the nation, and it is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes. Michigan has around 150 light houses, the most for any state in the US. 

Residents living in Detroit were the first Americans to have telephone numbers. Michigan’s shortest freeway is 1.1 miles long.

Michigan’s constitution was the first to provide for establishing public libraries.

The Detroit Zoo was the first in the US to feature cageless exhibits in which animals were allowed to roam free.

Michigan’s Funny Laws:

(1) You can’t be drunk on a train.

(2) You can’t “willfully destroy” your radio in Detroit.

(3) If burglars are hurt within the house they broke into, they can sue the owner.

(4) It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend in Kalamazoo.

(5) To keep your cow on downtown Main Street in Wayland, you must pay three cents a day.