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1.What Michigan community grew from 3,589 to 45,615 residents from 1910 to 920, leading the nation in growth during that period?

2.During the lumber boom era, what name was given to the row of saloons that lined Water Street in Bay City?

3.In 1936, what UP city processed 100,000 sq. feet of bird's eye maple for use in the English luxury liner, the Queen Mary?

4.When the territory of Michigan was created on Jan. 11, 1805 what town was selected as it's capital?

5.Bloomfield Hills was first known by what name?

6.Where is the world's only marble lighthouse? (Designed by Albert Kahn)

7.Utica was originally known by what name?

8.Approximately how many lakes are in the state?

9.The original home offices of Life Savers candy, Beech-Nut gum and Squirt soft drink are in which city?

10.What coastline has been given the name "Graveyard of the Great Lakes?" (a/k/a Ghost Coast)

11.In 1870, Detroit telephone customers became the first in the nation to have what type of reference information assigned to them?

12.On Feb. 4, 1902, what internationally famous aviation pioneer was born in Detroit? (His mother was a teacher at Cass Technical High School.)

13.On what date did the star & stripes first fly over Michigan soil?

14.What ambitious automotive pioneer organized General Motors in Sept. of 1908

15.What how much was charged to Michigan auto owners in 1905 for their annual license fee to operate their vehicles?

16.In what year was the first policewoman appointed in Detroit?

17.What was the world's first urban freeway? It was completed in 1942.

18.In 1879, what amount was paid to the Campau family by the City of Detroit for Belle Isle?

19.In 1866, what Detroit pharmacist introduced the world's first carbonated soft drink?

20.At what Detroit intersection was the world's first traffic light installed in 1915?

21.Who in 1688 founded the first permanent settlement in what later became the State of Michigan?

22.In 1954, the world's first shopping mall opened in what Detroit suburb?

23.What safety and traffic flow feature was first introduced near Trenton in 1911?




i'll post up some answers later ..........
 

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#10 is White Fish point.
#19 I think the drink is Verners
 

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1.What Michigan community grew from 3,589 to 45,615 residents from 1910 to 920, leading the nation in growth during that period?

HAMTRAMCK

2.During the lumber boom era, what name was given to the row of saloons that lined Water Street in Bay City?

HELL'S HALF MILE

3.In 1936, what UP city processed 100,000 sq. feet of bird's eye maple for use in the English luxury liner, the Queen Mary?

ESCANABA

4.When the territory of Michigan was created on Jan. 11, 1805 what town was selected as it's capital?

DETROIT

5.Bloomfield Hills was first known by what name?

BAGLEY'S CORNERS

6.Where is the world's only marble lighthouse? (Designed by Albert Kahn)

BELLE ISLE

7.Utica was originally known by what name?

HOG HOLLOW

8.Approximately how many lakes are in the state?

NOT SURE, SOMEWHERE AROUND 11,000.

9.The original home offices of Life Savers candy, Beech-Nut gum and Squirt soft drink are in which city?

HOLLAND

10.What coastline has been given the name "Graveyard of the Great Lakes?" (a/k/a Ghost Coast)

WHITEFISH POINT (WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD)

11.In 1870, Detroit telephone customers became the first in the nation to have what type of reference information assigned to them?

TELEPHONE NUMBERS (TWO DIGIT)

12.On Feb. 4, 1902, what internationally famous aviation pioneer was born in Detroit? (His mother was a teacher at Cass Technical High School.)

CHARLES LINDBERGH

13.On what date did the star & stripes first fly over Michigan soil?

JULY 1796

14.What ambitious automotive pioneer organized General Motors in Sept. of 1908

DURANT

15.What how much was charged to Michigan auto owners in 1905 for their annual license fee to operate their vehicles?

.50 CENTS

16.In what year was the first policewoman appointed in Detroit?

1893 (USED TO SEE HER IN GREEKTOWN ON PATROL IN THE LATE 80'S AND EARLY 90'S. HAD A NIGHTSTICK, CHEVRONS, AND SCREAMED IN POLISH)

17.What was the world's first urban freeway? It was completed in 1942.

DAVISON

18.In 1879, what amount was paid to the Campau family by the City of Detroit for Belle Isle?

200K

19.In 1866, what Detroit pharmacist introduced the world's first carbonated soft drink?

VERNORS

20.At what Detroit intersection was the world's first traffic light installed in 1915?

WOODWARD AND GRAND RIVER

21.Who in 1688 founded the first permanent settlement in what later became the State of Michigan?

MARQUETTE

22.In 1954, the world's first shopping mall opened in what Detroit suburb?

NORTHLAND MALL IN SOUTHFIELD

23.What safety and traffic flow feature was first introduced near Trenton in 1911?

LANE MARKINGS PAINTED ON THE PAVEMENT

(source- Michigan history class, 1977, instructor A.D. Coulter, LHS - Thanks Big Al, they dont make em like you anymore!)
 

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you beat me to it, but was hoping to get a few more bites :beer_cheers:



1.Hamtramck
2.Hells' Half Mile
3.Escanaba
4.Detroit
5.Bagley's Corners
6.Belle Isle (Livingston Lighthouse)
7.Hog's Hollow
8.11,000
9.Holland
10.Whitefish Point, Lake Superior
11.Telephone numbers
12.Charles A. Lindbergh
13.July 11, 1796
14.William Crapo Durant
15.Fifty cents
16.1893
17.The Davison Freeway, Detroit
18.$200,000
19.James Vernor (Vernor’s ginger ale)
20.Woodward Avenue and Grand Avenue
21.Father Jaques Marquette
22.Southfield (Northland Mall)
23.Painted centerlines
 
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