Thomas Berry


This is about The Great lakes State: Michigan! At Michigan you can visit some of the great lakes! Here are some: Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior. This flyer you are looking at is going to be all about Michigan. The picture to the right is a picture of Lake Superior.

How Did Michigan Get Its Name?

Well, if you don't know how Michigan got its name just read this: Michigan means michi-gama. Michi-gama means big or great water. Michigan got the nickname The Great Lakes State because you are never more than 85 miles from one of the great lakes.

Who Are Some Of The Famouse Michiganders?

I bet you didn't know that the author of Polar Express and Jumanji was born in Michigan. Chris Van Allsberg was born in the Grand Rapids. In the 1930s there was a proffessional boxer. His name is Joe Louis. He was born in Alabama but grew up in Detroit. Joe also had a arena called the Joe Louis Arena. To the left is a picture of the Joe Louis Arena.

What Are The Phisical Features Of Michigan?

Michigan has 4 main land reigons. The upper penninsula, lower penninsula, central lowland, and the superior upland. The Central lowland covers all of the lower penninsula and the eastern upper penninsula. The superior upland covers the western half of the upper penninsula. Michigan is also the 8th largest state.

Natural Resorces

Blueberries, tart cherries, navy beans, and pickling cucumbers are all apart of the 3rd largest industry: agriculture. You could fill a whole entire cart full of the crops Michigan makes. Sugar beets are part of the main crops grown in Michigan.


Last year the population of michigan was 9.91 million people. And the population is still growing. The population of Detroit ( probably the biggest city ) was 713,777 people in 2014.

Historical Sites and Points Of Intrest

In the Porcupine Mountains you can go skiing. There is a mueseum that shows the histpry of skiing in the past and you can go to Macanac Island where people will act out the history of Michigan.