Michigan trivia and interesting Michigan facts series part 5

More Michigan trivia and interesting Michigan fun facts

Do you know any of these Michigan facts?

The nation’s first carpet sweeper was invented and patented by Melville R. Bissell of Grand Rapids in 1896

Michigan’s state stone, the Petoskey, is the official state stone.  It is found mainly along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Michigan was credited with painting the first center line on a state highway-the Marquette to Negaunee Road in 1917

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams.

The 19 beautiful chandeliers in the Capitol in Lansing are one of a kind and were designed especially for the Capitol by Tiffany’s of New York City.  Weighing between 800-900 pounds each, they are composed of copper, iron and pewter.

In 1920 the first four-way traffic signal with red, green and amber lights was placed at the intersection of Woodward and Fort Street in downtown Detroit.   The traffic signal was designed by William L. Potts of the Detroit Police Department.

The world’s largest weather vain in located in Montague.  It stands 48 feet tall and weighs 3,500 pounds.  Its wind arrow is 26 feet long.

The Highest Point in Michigan is Mount Arvon is 1,979 ft

If you are a winter sports enthusiast Michigan has more than 4000 miles of snowmobile trails.

I hope you learned a little a bit about our great state and enjoyed these few Michigan fun facts and Michigan trivia.

Russ Ravary your  Livonia real estate agent serving the Metro Detroit real estate Market

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Michigan trivia and interesting Michigan facts series part 1 

Michigan trivia and interesting Michigan fun facts series part 2

Michigan trivia and interesting Michigan facts series part 3

Michigan trivia and interesting Michigan facts series part 4

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