STATE NICKNAME: "The Wolverine State"
STATE BIRD: Robin
STATE FLOWER: Apple Blossom
Admitted to Union: January 26, 1837 - 26th State
Motto: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice -- If you seek a pleasent peninsula, look about you
Origin of state's name: Based on Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning "great water" and refers to the Great Lakes.