Explore MICHIGAN 2001 MultiMedia Project Shepherd High School
Locations Upper Peninsula Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Detroit Lansing
Recreation Hunting Casino Skiing & Snowboarding Watersports
Detroit in General Detroit was founded in 1701. Incorporated as a city in 1815. 139 square miles Is part of 8 counties 1990 census population: 1,027,974 9th largest city in the U.S. Made up of over 250 separate districts and municipalities
Detroit’s Economy • “Automobile Capital of the World” • Leader in Research and Development Activities • Making of Distilled Liquor • Machine Tool Accessories • Leader in Potato Chip Production • Internal combustion engines, iron and steel forging, plumbing fittings, metal cutting tools- Either leads nation or is in top 3
Detroit Education and Health Care • 9 universities • 7 colleges • 10 community colleges • 64 hospitals • 11,000 physicians • Medical Research in immediate vicinity- Detroit Medical Center and The University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.
More About Detroit • 4 Newspapers • 8 Television Studios • 59 radio stations • Six Freeways, two airports, and 26 airlines • 18 Malls/Shopping Districts • Five Pro Sports teams
Test your memory…. How many pro sports teams are located in Detroit? 5 2 8 0
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Ann Arbor • Ann Arbor was developed as a agricultural trading center when the Michigan Central Railroad arrived in 1939, which connected it to Detroit. • Nickel’s Arcade, on State Street, was the first enclosed mall in the US.
Ann Arbor • Ann Arbor is one of the leading centers for aeronautical, space, nuclear, chemical and metallurgical research • University of Michigan, known for its Engineering, is also a leader in Medicine making Ann Arbor a top quality medical center.
Test your memory….. Ann Arbor was named after what relation to the founders? Cousin Best Friend Father Wife
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Grand Rapids Facts • Louis Campau, a French trader, established Grand Rapids as a trading post in 1826. He purchased the modern downtown area from the federal government for $90. • The combination of an abundance of pine and hardwood trees and the waterpower generated from the Grand River waterfalls promoted the growth of the furniture making industry. • In the year 1876, Grand Rapids was recognized for its fine furniture production. To this day it leads the nation in office furniture production.
Gerald R. Ford • Former president Gerald R. Ford chose to put his presidential museum in his boyhood hometown. He is the first president to separate the two major functions of his presidential libraries. The other half of his archives is on his alma mater campus of the University of Michigan. The museum is celebrating 20 years of operation in 2001. Some highlights of the museum are a holographic tour of the Ford White House, a replica of the 1976 Republican National Convention, and a Watergate gallery including the actual burglary tools used.
Grand Rapids: Trend setter • In 1945 Grand Rapids was the first city to add fluoride to its drinking water. • During the Great Depression Grand Rapids created jobs programs which preceded the actions of the federal government. • The Grand Rapids Public Library is the second largest library in Michigan and it houses the country’s most important collection of books on furniture production and manufacture.
Test your Memory….. How much did Louis Campeau purchase the downtown district of Grand Rapids for? $600 $15 $4,000 $90
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Fishing Lake Trout Brown Trout Coho Salmon Isle Royale 165 miles of hiking 36 campgrounds Physically cut off from mainland Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 11-10-75 Largest ship to go down in Great Lakes Ishpeming's Sarah Rosenbaum was the designer of the official Olympic Logo 1994 Lillehammer Norway. The National Ski Hall of Fame is located in Ishpeming. Facts on the Upper Peninsula
Test your memory….. What meal was created to fit in a miner's shirt pocket in the UP? Pizza Pastie Sub Sandwich Chili
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Lansing The population of Lansing is 127,825 (1998 estimate). The city of Lansing covers a land area of 87.5 sq km (33.8 sq mi), with a average elevation of 252meters.
Lansing Facts • Detroit was the original capitol of Michigan. The legislation felt it was too vulnerable to invasion so the capitol was moved to the middle of the state to Lansing township. • When Lansing became the capitol there were eight registered voters in the township.
Test your memory…. During how many seasons does the Lansing Zoo operate? 1 2 3 4
WrongLA Nice Try But the Answer was all 4. Click here to Return to the Main Page
Water Sports • People do many different sports on both the Great Lakes and many inland lakes. • The water sports that are done in Michigan are water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, canoeing, kayaking and other types of boating. • There is a sail boat race that is from Chicago to Mackinaw Island.
Inland Rivers • There is 7,000 miles of canoe able streams. • There are over 13,000 miles of water with trout with many access sites.
Test your memory…… Which one is a Great Lake? Lake St. Claire Lake Champlain Lake Erie Lake Champagne
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Snowboarding and Skiing • People have skied in Michigan for a long time, both cross country and down hill. • In the past few years Snowboarding has grown in popularity even to the extent that resorts are installing Snowboard parks.
Skiing and Snowboarding • Boarders and Skiers participate in many methods going down the hill. • Some race while others do tricks and jumps. • Most people however just go down the hill in whatever manner they please.
Test your memory… Who mainly uses a half pipe? Hikers Snowboarders Skiers Cross-Country Skiers
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Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort The Feeling of home without the hassle. The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is a wonderful place for the whole family to vacation. There is fun for all ages.
Resort Facts • This is the only four-diamond hotel in Michigan. • There are a variety of gaming options; Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker and Slots. • Bingo is another form of fun at the Soaring Eagle Casino. • Food is never hard to locate. There are seven restaurants and room service available at the resort.
Entertainment • Big-name musicians and comedians often perform at the resort. • Gallagher was there Wednesday, February 21, 2001. • A video arcade is available to the young age or the young at heart. • Conferences often take place at the resort on the 26,000 square feet of meeting and function space.
Test your Memory….. Who performed at the Casino on 2-21-01? Beck Gallahger Backstreet Boys Britany Spears
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