There’s a town in Michigan called Zilwaukee, which was named so that people would confuse it with Milwaukee and move there to work.
Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the only region in the US where Finnish Americans make up a plurality of the population. Even the local English dialect is influenced by Finnish.
A Michigan woman traded her Twitter handle @DietDrPepper to the Dr. Pepper parent corporation for a truckload of bottled water, which she sent to Flint, Michigan during the contaminated water crisis.
There is a town in Michigan called Hell and it is for sale for $999,666.
In the city of Mackinac Island, Michigan, cars have been banned since 1898.
A 3-bedroom house in Flint, Michigan can be bought for $420.
A 1936 heat wave killed 5,000 nationally; 364 in Detroit; 570 in Michigan. Within a week. “Newborn infants died in the delivery room” while doctors and nurses collapsed around them.
There is a long-standing proposal to make the northern part of Michigan an independent state called “Superior.”