Unofficial nickname. Just how Michigan came to be known as the Wolverine State is subject to many theories, particularly since most experts agree that if the wolverine was ever present in Michigan, it was never here in abundance. Some people believe that Ohioans gave Michigan the nickname around 1835 during a dispute over the Toledo strip, a piece of land along the border between Ohio and Michigan. Rumors in Ohio at the time described Michiganians as being as vicious and bloodthirsty as wolverines.
The only one of the North American Great Lakes completely in the U.S.A.
Somehow, the man with a gun represents peace and the ability to defend his rights.
Joined union in 1837, quarter released in 2004
Usually depicted as a muscular male Spartan warrior/athlete dressed in stylized Greek costume
Unofficial but most commonly used nickname. Michigan's shores touch four of the five Great Lakes, and Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes. In Michigan, you are never more than 6 miles from an inland lake or more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.
Director: Charles Barton. Also starred Oscar O'Shea, Warren Ashe & Stanley Brown. Plot: Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the Minnesota Gophers) or, later, in the broadcast booth, but, on film, he managed to find himself in two of the all-time bad sports movies..."The Spirit of West Point" and "Harmon of Michigan."
Protects a cluster of eight small islands in Lake Superior
Protects a strategic point of land for major concentrations of migrating birds