Thursday, January 26, 2012

Michigan Celebrates 175 Years of Statehood

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For Immediate Release
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Contact: Matthew Morgan202-226-5543

Michigan Celebrates 175 Years of Statehood

(DETROIT) –  Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) made the following statement celebrating the State of Michigan’s 175th birthday.  On this day January 1837, Michigan became the 26th state to enter the union.           

Over the past 175 years, generations of Michiganders have built this state into a center of American industry, learning, and culture.  As a center of American manufacturing and the developer of the modern assembly line, Michigan and its people have influenced the course of modern history.  Michigan’s many world class educational institutions educate people from across the country and the world.  And as the heart of the American automobile industry, Michigan continues to have a profound influence on the Nation’s economy and culture.  I am proud to join my fellow Michiganders in celebrating this great milestone and encourage people to take a moment to reflect on our state’s heritage and contributions.”    

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