Happy 176th birthday, Michigan!



By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Saturday is Michigan’s 176th birthday!

Did you know the state flag was first unveiled in 1835 and featured the face of Michigan’s first governor, Stevens T. Mason?  This flag was used for 30 years until it was changed in 1865.  In 1911, the flag was changed again and that change has been the flag we have been flying for over a hundred years.

Did you also know we have a state fossil? We do! It’s the mastodon! In addition to state wild flower, bird, and animal, we also have a state soil, gem, and reptile.  In addition, …read more
Via: Lisa @ GRCC Library