(WXYZ) — On Jan. 26, 1837, the State of Michigan gained statehood, becoming the nation's 26th state.
Today the great state turns 183.
Today is #PureMichigan's 183rd year as a state! Use #PureMichiganChat to tell us about all your favorite Michigan memories. 💙 #HappyBirthdayMichigan— Pure Michigan (@PureMichigan) January 26, 2020
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It was more than a year after the state adopted its first constitution and elected its first governor that The Mitten was recognized as a state, according to the Michigan History Center.
We celebrate all things that make Michigan – Michigan.