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Paige Harris

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Transcript of Michigan

My Journey through Michigan
Natural Resources
Materials or liquids such as forests, water, minerals and fertile land that appear in nature and can be used as a gain in economics.
Gold (found north of Ishpeming) is a natural resource.
Wind (found everywhere), solar (found everywhere), coal ( found in the LP) and oil (found in the LP and the Eastern part of the UP), these are examples of natural resources.
There are two types of natural resources, Renewable and nonrenewable
A region is a piece of land with many similar things
There are two main regions in Michigan
Upper peninsula aka. UP
Lower peninsula aka. LP
UP and LP are separated by the straits of Mackinac
Tourist Attractions
There are many tourist attractions here in Michigan!!!!
Michigan Adventure is a super fun tourist attraction and you can:
Have a splash in the Wild Water Adventure Water park
Ride roller coasters and thrill rides
Catch a family ride
Located in the LP
Here is a link to the website if you are interested: https://www.miadventure.com
Great for all ages
The Detroit Zoo is another amazing tourist attraction some fun places to see there are:
Seeing the animals
riding the carousel
feeding the giraffe
Great for all ages
The Mackinac Bridge
Made in
Built to connect the LP to UP
About five miles long
located in Michigan between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace
Zehnder's Holz Brucke
Made in
Built for getting cars across the Cass River
Approximately feet long
Located in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Fun Fact
You can only drive miles per hour on the bridge
Mackinac Island
. square miles
Has the Grand Hotel
Great fudge shops (My favorite shop is Ryba's Fudge Shop)
You can visit Fort Mackinac
No cars so everyone rides in carriages, bikes or walks
Horse drawn tours of Mackinac
Above is the Grand Hotel
Apple Island
A historical sight
Formed from a ice age glacier from over years ago
Owned by West Bloomfield School District
There was a ceremony to grant us Apple Island in
Many people owed the island before us
Native Americans lived there
There are islands in the USA owned by a school district and Apple Island is one of them.
State Parks
A state park is piece land set aside by the state government.
Sleeping Bear Dunes is a cool state park
Located in the North West corner of the LP
Called the "Most beautiful place in America" on ABC's Good morning America
First people is the area were the Ottawa, Chippewa and the Pottowanama
Many animals live in the park
Pontiac Lake Recreation area is a state park near my house.
acres for fun activities
has rent able cabins and campgrounds
special lake activities
trails for biking
Inland Lakes
Henry Ford
Great for all ages
indoors and outdoors
ride the carousel, Model AA bus, old fashion Shuttle, Weiser Railroad
Factory tours
link to their website if you want to plan trip there: http://www.thehenryford.org
Hands on Museum
Great for ages -
Learning exhibits (WHO DOES NOT LOVE TO LEARN?!!!!)
Hands on activities
excellent place for an all day trip
open days a week
potato chip capital of world based on consumption
home to the worlds only floating post office
second in nation in the sales of fishing rods
has most registered bowlers in USA
first nation to assign individual telephone numbers
oldest city and the only city you can look South to Canada
firstcity in the USA to drink milk out of a paper carton
receives freighters from over world ports located on the Detroit river
also the first nation to hear the noise of a type-writer
population is ,
founded in
Michigan's State Capital
Their Mayor is Virg Benaro
population is
miles west of Detroit
Lansing Center
Largest Convention Center in Lansing
Along the Grand River
sometimes called Lansing Convention Center
Potter Park Zoo
Birds and reptile house
oldest public zoo in MI
over species
The UP
Rich in natural resources
Has little mountains an rolling hills
The people living in the UP are called "Yoopers"
The LP
Has many cities
State capital, Lansing is in the LP
Most of Michigan's population comes from the LP
This is a map of Michigan
Ann Arbor
Great for all ages
Museums,parks, theaters, night clubs
sporting events
located in the LP
Founded in
. square miles
population is ,
th largest city in Michigan
Webber's Inn
Home to UofM
The Great Lakes
There are five Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior
How to remember them: HOMES (H=Huron, O=Ontario, M= Michigan, E=Erie, S=Superior)
Huron has the longest shoreline out of all of the Great Lakes
Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes
Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes
Erie has the shallowest and warmest water in all the Great Lakes
Superior is the largest comparing all the Great Lakes
State Symbols /items
State Stone=
petoskey stone
state fish=
Brook trout
State song=
Michigan, my Michigan
state tree=
white pine
state flower=
apple blossom
state bird=
state game animal=
white tailed deer
state gem=
Isle Royale green stone
state reptile=
painted turtle
state moto=
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula look about you."
state nickname=
Great Lakes State
state soil=
Kalkaska soil series
Written by Paige Harris
Little Sable Point
Located in the Western LP
Built in
feet tall
privately maintained
Frying Pan Island Lighthouse
made in at Frying Pan Island
feet tall
relocated to Sault Ste. Marie
Detroit zoo from left: Maria Rose, Angelina, Kate, ME!!, Sophia B.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Frying pan Island Lighthouse
Cass Lake
located in the LP
used to be part of Red Lake
Largest Lake in Oakland County
square miles
feet deep
Trout Lake
Located in the Eastern UP
there is a town named after in
great for fishing
also great for photo shoots
Above is Cass Lake
A pathway of water flowing to or from lakes and/or oceans
The Yellow dog River
Flows through Marquette
. miles long
Source is Bulldog Lake
Mouth is lake Independence
River Rouge
miles long
aka. Rouge River
Source is Rochester Hills
Mouth is Detroit River
The cities it touches are: Detroit, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale, Allenpark, Southfield, Farmington Hills, Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington, Birmingham, Auburn Hills, Troy, Beverly Hills, Oakpark, Bingham Farms, Lathrup Village, Orchard Lake, River Rouge, Franklin
Yellow dog river
This is map of Michigan that shows the regions in Michigan
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