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:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A big house in the 19th century !

Ramakrishnan said...

Interesting fact !

Margaret D said...

That's nice.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Well, fancy that.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Another interesting bit of info!

Christine said...

Interesting!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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 :)

Pilar Domínguez said...

Really interesting indeed!Kisses:)

Dana said...

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

Anete Lasmane said...

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

www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

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

Kati said...

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

Have a great day,
-Kati

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A name that was pretty straightforward

roberto syrious said...

very interesting post!
xoxo

DeniseinVA said...

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

the chilicool said...

Very interesting!
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Elisabeth said...

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!

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E from Helsinki, Finland
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Fundy Blue said...

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!

Unknown said...

great! xoxo

Theresa Mahoney said...

A town built on lies lol