Archive for the ‘State Symbols’ category

“Michigan Week” Robin logos, c. 1955-1964

March 6, 2012

This post lists the  Record Groups where you can find the Robin cartoon sketch, with different Michigan Week taglines such as “It is Great to Live in Michigan.”

RG 67-92.  Commerce. Michigan Aeronautics.  Box 2

RG 78-33.  Commerce.  Tourist Bureau.  Box 15.

RG 79-2.  Transportation.  Mackinac  Bridge Authority.  Boxes 25, 33, 39,   Box 39 has the logo for 1958, the year, the first year of the Bridge, (which opened in November, 1957).

We have a minimal amount of records from the Michigan Departments of Economic Development and Expansion, but the boxes that I checked did not have graphics.

(Posted by Mary Zimmeth, March 6, 2012)

White Pine in MHC Rotunda

March 19, 2008

White Pine in MHC Rotunda

Sources:

Michigan History Magazine Jan/Feb 1987 p.4-5

Versatile item # 762098 (DMB materials) location 46/21/1

State Symbols

March 14, 2008

STATE SYMBOLS

State Gem – Chlorastrolite (commonly known as greenstone) 1972 P.A. 56

Adopted by H. B. No. 4366, regular session, 1972. Bill introduced by Representative Hellman.

State Bird – Robin Redbreast – Adopted 1931 – House Concurrent Resolution

State Tree – White Pine – Adopted 1955 – 1955 P.A. 7

State Flower – Apple Blossom – Adopted 1897 – Joint Resolution

State Fish – Trout – Adopted 1965 – 1965 P.A. 58

State Stone – Petoskey Stone – Adopted 1965 – 1965 P.A. 89

Great Seal and Coat of Arms – Adopted 1911 – (present design)

State Song (Unofficial)

March 5, 2008

Michigan My Michigan – AN official State Song  CR 17 of 1937  p. 321 passed March 3rd.

      p. 1183 (amendments) May 21, 1937. (Page numbers refer to the House Journal for 1937. We don’t have this, but the law library does.)

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Vol. 35, p. 169.

Senate Resolution 250 of 1975-76 State Affairs Committee

Suggests that “Water Wonderland” become the state song.

RG 80-71, mf #1928.

State Animal

March 5, 2008

Timber Wolf: Senate Bill 1416 of 1970

Black Bear: Senate Bill 1080 of 1971

Wolverine: Senate Bill 1108 of 1971

Timber Wolf: Senate Bill 943 of 1973

Elk: House Bill 5577 of 1975

Moose: House Bill 5578 of 1975

White-Tail: House Bill 6206 of 1976

White Tail: House Bill 4451 of 1977

Brittany SP: House Bill 6017 of 1980

Golden Retriever: House Bill 6128 of 1996

White-Tail Deer: Public Act 15 of 1997 State Game Mammal

Seal of Michigan – History

February 26, 2008

Seal of Michigan – History

 

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, Volume 30, p.339.

Keeweenaw County Roads and Highways

February 25, 2008

Keeweenaw County Roads and Highways by Paul LaVanway