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Sunset on Lake Michigan, 1910.
Sunset on Lake Michigan, 1910

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Michigan Becomes a State
January 26, 1837

On January 26, 1837, President Andrew Jackson signed a bill making Michigan the nation's 26th state. Additional land was given to Michigan, the part of the state known as the Upper Peninsula, making it the state with the most area bordering the shores of the Great Lakes.
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