This historical map of Michigan shows what it looked like before statehood

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In case you missed it, Michigan turned the big old 180 today. That's right folks, 180 years of the Great Lakes and living in a state that looks like a mitten and a rabbit.

But Michigan didn't always have its iconic look. This historic map of Michigan from 1825 (before Michigan officially became a state) shows what the Michigan territory looked like before better mapping technology.




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