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Why Michigan is going to Hell #3

michaelskis

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To all of you Michigan natives (who probably don't know a lot of
these facts) and to those of you who have moved away or have moved in, here
is a chance to learn more about Michigan, the "Great Lakes State"
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Q. What Michigan community grew from 3,589 to 45,615 residents
from 1910 to 1920, leading the nation in growth during that period?

A. Hamtramck
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Q. During the lumber boom era, what name was given to the row of
saloons that lined Water Street in Bay City?

A. Hells' Half Mile
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Q. In 1936, what UP City processed 100,000 sq. feet of bird's
eye maple for use in the English luxury liner, the Queen Mary?

A. Escanaba
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Q. When the territory of Michigan was created on Jan. 11, 1805,
what town was selected as it's capital?

A. Detroit
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Q. Bloomfield Hills was first known by what name?

A. Bagley's Corners
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Q. Where is the world's only marble lighthouse?

A. Belle Isle (Livingstone Lighthouse)
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Q. Utica was originally known by what name?

A. Hog's Hollow
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Q. Approx. how many lakes are in the state?

A. 11,000
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Q. The home offices of Life Savers candy, Beechnut gum and
Squirt soft drink are in which city?

A. Holland
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Q. What coastline has been given the name "Graveyard of the
Great Lakes"?

A. Whitefish Point, Lake Superior
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ENTERTAINMENT
Q. Debuting in 1936 over WWJ in Detroit, what crime fighting
adventure series used "Flight of the Bumblebee" as it's theme song?

A. The Green Hornet
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Q. The Supremes were originally known by what name?

A. The Primettes
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Q. What Detroit-based male singing group was known as The Primes
until 1960?

A. The Temptations
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Q. Under what name did Motown artist Stevie Wonder originally
write "My Cherie Amour" in 1966?

A. "Oh My Marsha"
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HISTORY
Q. In 1870, Detroit telephone customers became the first in the
nation to have what type of reference information assigned to them?

A. Telephone numbers
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Q. On Feb. 4, 1902, what internationally famous aviation pioneer
was born in Detroit?

A. Charles A. Lindbergh
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Q. On what date did the star &stripes first fly over Michigan
soil?

A. July 11, 1796
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Q. What ambitious automotive pioneer organized General Motors
Company in Sept. of 1908?

A. William Crapo Durant
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Q. What annual license fee (how much) was charged to Michigan
auto owners in 1905 to operate their vehicles?

A. Fifty cents
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Q. In what year was the first policewoman appointed in Detroit?

A. 1893
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Q. What was the world's first urban freeway, completed in 1942?

A. The Davison Freeway, Detroit
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Q. In 1879, what amount was paid to the Campau family by the
city of Detroit for Belle Isle?

A. $200,000
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Q. In 1866, what Detroit pharmacist introduced the world's first
carbonated soft drink?

A. James Vernor (Vernor's ginger ale)
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Q. At what Detroit intersection was the world's first traffic
light installed in 1915?

A. Woodward Ave and Grand Ave
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Q. Who in 1688 founded the first permanent settlement in what
later became the state of Michigan?

A. Father Jacques Marquette
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Q. In 1954 the world's first shopping mall opened in what
Detroit suburb?

A. Southfield (Northland Mall)
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Q. What safety and traffic flow feature was first introduced
near Trenton in 1911?

A. Painted center lines
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SPORTS/LEISURE
Q. Where does Michigan rank internationally in the production of
dogsleds?

A. First
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Q. What is the nation's largest indoor/outdoor museum complex?

A. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
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SCIENCE/NATURE
Q. Compared to Chicago, "The Windy City," how does Detroit rank
in average wind velocity?

A. The same (10.4 mph)
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Q. Arnold F. Willot, born in Detroit in 1886, revolutionized the
cosmetology industry by developing what process?

A. The cold permanent wave
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Q. The Michigan State capitol is constructed of what material?

A. Ohio sandstone
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Q. What is Michigan's largest fresh-market vegetable crop?

A. Onions
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Q. Opened in 1904, what is the oldest freshwater aquarium in the
nation?

A. Belle Isle Aquarium
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Q. What revolutionary dental tool was patented by G.F. Green of
Kalamazoo in 1875?

A. The electric dental drill
 

mendelman

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cool info

But why is this thread titled Michigan going to Hell.

I didn't see anything wrong concerning MI in the stuff you posted.
 

JNA

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Like Mendelman - Did I miss something here.

So why is Michigan is going to H# ? B-)
 

michaelskis

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The Dental Drill was created in Kalamazoo....

How many people would like to have a tool of tourture created in the area they live in??

The rest of it is kind of cool! The plant that made the Birdseye Maple for the QM2 now has a failing mall on it.

Also, if you have ever seen the movie Anatomy of a Murder with Jimmy Stewart, that was filmed in Marquette and Ishpeming MI
 

AubieTurtle

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Q. Which Cyburbia member was born in Detroit in 1971?
A. AubieTurtle

See, now that's why Michigan is going to hell. :-D
 

tsc

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maybe it is going to hell if the last interesting thing happened in 1966
 

ludes98

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tsc said:
maybe it is going to hell if the last interesting thing happened in 1966
Too funny! Glad I wasn't drinking my Diet Coke at the time.
 

Maister

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A little late, but I just took the quiz and only knew the answer to six of them:-$
 
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