Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fact of the Day: Lansing Michigan

The capital of Michigan, Lansing gets its name from two brothers in the 19th century. They went to Lansing, New York and told people of a town that didn't really exist. The new settlers were disappointed but ended up staying in Michigan and naming Lansing after their home-town. 

23 comments:

  1. Interesting fact, Adam. I didn't know that. Greetings, Joke

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  2. Well I'll be darned - a town built on a fib lol

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  3. So, swindlers and con men, were they? A fine old American tradition.

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  4. I'm ashamed to admit that I've never heard of that town even though it's a capital one... On positive side, I do know all the world capitals :)

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  5. My home state! I had no idea that's how Lansing got its name. :)

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  6. Great post!
    Maybe we can follow to each other? :)

    www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

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  7. ah ah ah they were 2 liars but they won at the end!

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  8. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    Ha, too funny!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  9. A name that was pretty straightforward

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  10. Another fascinating bit of history. This is such a fun blog Adam, always a pleasure dropping in.

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  11. I do believe that there are a lot of Finns living in Michigan, or at least that is what I've heard. Nice detail! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  12. Hi Adam! I've been catching up on your posts ~ What a sweetie little Iz is. I've said it before, and I'll say it again ~ You're an awesome uncle. I loved "Into Darkness." The first ten minutes was amazing ~ I so love volcanoes and Spock! It always makes me happy when someone enjoys an Anne story. That's my family background. Have a happy day!

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