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ID: 7007520
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Michigan (state)  Michigan (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 085 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Ojibwa, Ottawa, Potawatomi and others when French arrived in 18th cen.; taken by England in 1760s, by USA in Revolution and again in War of 1812; most Amerindians were forced west in 19th cen.; pro-Union in Civil War, noted for African regiment.

Names:
Michigan (preferred,C,V)  ............ derived from Amerindian word for "big lake," area was named after tribe known by this name
MI (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Michigan (state)  ............  Michigan (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since January 26, 1837
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Lansing .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Michigan, Ingham county) [2052433]

Sources and Contributors:
MI..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Michigan..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:597
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 26:375 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000322
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 597; 2:597
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 375 ff.; 26:375 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000322
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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