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==Michigan Information==
Michigan became the twenty-sixth 26th state admitted to the Union in on January 26, 1837.  Michigan was created from Michigan Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Michigan " in Wikipedia: the The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>  Early settlers included: Delaware, Fox, Menominee, Miami, Odawa (Ottawa), Ojibwe (Chippewa), Potawatomi, and Wyandot (Huron). The French were the first Europeans to explore Michigan, beginning around 1620. In 1668 Jesuit missionary Père Jacques Marquette founded Sault Ste. There are 83 counties in the U.S. state of Michigan.  The State capital is Lansing. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
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