Nickname:The Garden State
Date of Statehood:December 18,1787
State Bird:American Goldfinch
State Tree:Northern Red Oak
Interesting Facts:21 counties and 566 municipalities;24 historic sites;127 miles of coastline on The Atlantic Ocean
Tourist Attractions:Worlds Largest Light Bulb;U.S.S Ling WWII sub.;Mighty Joe The Gorilla
Nickname:Wolverine State/Great Lakes State
Date of Statehood:January 26,1837
State Flower:Apple Blossom
State Bird:American Robin
State Tree:White Pine
Interesting Facts:The name Michigan is derived from the Indian words"Michi-gama" meaning large lakes.;Michigan was admitted to the Union in 1836, the 26th state.;The largest city is Detroit.
Nickname:"The Golden State"
Date of Statehood:September 9,1850
State Flower:California poppy
State Bird:California Valley Quail
State Tree:California Redwood
Interesting facts:The biggest inland port in the world is the San Francisco Bay;More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state.
Tourist Attractions:San Diego Zoo;Six Flag Magic Mountain/Hurricane Harbor;Sea World,San Diego