0000194570 00000 n 0000168087 00000 n 0000002524 00000 n 0000217929 00000 n 0000225210 00000 n 0000210979 00000 n 0000235418 00000 n 0000004349 00000 n Let us know in the comments! 0000009811 00000 n 0000009356 00000 n Well, don’t you worry! The most intact trail of footprints were uncovered near Ann Arbor and remains have been found in over 250 locations all over the state! For those of you unfamiliar with the story, the legend tells of a wise old painted turtle, Makinauk, that tells all the other animals that he has been told to create a new land. 0000212257 00000 n Visit our featured partner below and see a list of all partners here. 0000005298 00000 n 0000213880 00000 n Thank you for your support! Locals will probably recognize the apple blossom as our state flower and the royal blue of our state flag, but did you know that the state book is Legend of Sleeping Bear? 0000165295 00000 n In 1998, the dwarf lake iris became the official state wildflower. 0000221592 00000 n The soil can be found in both peninsulas and was formed in sandy deposits left by glaciers. 0000056559 00000 n This rare wildflower thrives in low, wet spots, so it’s only found along the coastlines of northern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron as well as a few other isolated areas. 0000002972 00000 n 0000211058 00000 n This content is brought to you by the generous partners of the Awesome Mitten. 0000215693 00000 n 0000055234 00000 n 0000009691 00000 n 0000101792 00000 n Today’s Michigan flag is a field of blue with the state coat of arms at its center. 0000138788 00000 n Michigan designated it as the official soil in 1990 because it’s used to raise specialty crops like potatoes and strawberries, christmas trees, and certain types of timber. 0000224436 00000 n 0000209973 00000 n 0000057379 00000 n Or, that Michigan recognizes a state fossil (the Mastodon)? Fossil: Mastodon Mammut americanum: 2002: Game Mammal An elk and a moose sup- port a shield displaying a man standing on a grassy peninsula. 0000228747 00000 n 0000231574 00000 n 39 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 41 /H [ 2524 470 ] /L 387782 /E 238078 /N 2 /T 386884 >> endobj xref 39 106 0000000016 00000 n 0000201390 00000 n 0000211570 00000 n 0000005118 00000 n This beautiful powerhouse was a huge source of food and buckskin for Native Americans and early Michigan settlers.eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'awesomemitten_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_10',113,'0','0'])); A geology professor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, David P. Thomas began the campaign to get this giant mammoth look-alike as our state fossil in 2000. 0000004399 00000 n 0000167798 00000 n Throughout his campaign, Thomas worked to get the support of many teachers and students while also holding petition drives and going to the local Rock Club meetings. Michigan has plenty of state symbols to represent all aspects of life in the Mitten State.

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