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2530 LIMERICK Circle
Holt $165,000 1,594 sq. ft. Residential
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47527 PEMBROKE Drive
Michigan $159,900 1,669 sq. ft. Colonial Residential
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100 N COUNTY LINE Highway
Michigan $150,000 Lots and Land
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823 S MILL Street
Clio $5,000 Lots and Land
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815 E ARGYLE Street
Jackson $3,000 Lots and Land
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Howell $675,000 2,854 sq. ft. Ranch Residential
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24384 RAVINE Drive
South Lyon $625,000 4,021 sq. ft. Colonial Residential
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7065 Peninsula Point
Whitmore Lake $575,000 3,271 sq. ft. Cape Cod Residential
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Brighton $479,900 2,407 sq. ft. Ranch Residential
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2841 CORAL Way
Brighton $395,000 2,336 sq. ft. Colonial Residential
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South Lyon $380,000 2,775 sq. ft. Colonial Residential
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3915 N LATSON Road
Howell $289,900 1,528 sq. ft. Contemporary, Ranch Residential
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320 DORCHESTER Drive, Suite 67
Howell $279,900 2,133 sq. ft. Bungalow Residential
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314 DORCHESTER Drive, Suite 68
Howell $279,900 2,133 sq. ft. Bungalow Residential
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6706 Lakeway
Ypsilanti $279,000 2,772 sq. ft. Colonial Residential
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Welcome to Michigan

Michigan, upper midwestern state of the United States. It consists of two peninsulas thrusting into the Great Lakes and has borders with Ohio and Indiana (S), Wisconsin (W), and the Canadian province of Ontario (N,E).

Area: 58,216 sq mi (150,779 sq km).
Pop.: (2000) 9,938,444, a 6.9% increase since the 1990 census.
Capital: Lansing.
Largest city: Detroit. 
Motto: Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice [If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look about You].
State bird: robin.
State flower: apple blossom.
State tree: white pine.

The northern Michigan wilds, numerous inland lakes, and some 3,000 mi (4,800 km) of shoreline, combined with a pleasantly cool summer climate, have long attracted vacationers. In the winter Michigan's snow-covered hills bring skiers from all over the Midwest. Places of interest in the state include Greenfield Village, a re-creation of a 19th-century American village, and the Henry Ford Museum, both at Dearborn ; Pictured Rocks and Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshores; and Isle Royal National Park. Lansing is the capital, and Detroit is the largest city. Other major cities are Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint and Ann Arbor.

Manufacturing accounts for 30% of Michigan's economic production, more than twice as much as any other sector. The manufacture of automobiles and transportation equipment is by far the state's chief industry, and Detroit, Dearborn, Flint, Pontiac, and Lansing are historic centers of automobile production, although the industry is now in dramatic decline throughout the state. The automobile industry's mass-production methods, developed here, were the core of the early-20th-century industrial revolution. The chemical industry in Midland is one of the nation's largest; Kalamazoo is an important paper-manufacturing and pharmaceuticals center; Grand Rapids is noted for its furniture, and Battle Creek for its breakfast foods. 

Although mining contributes less to income in the state than either agriculture or manufacturing, Michigan still has important nonfuel mineral production, chiefly of iron ore, cement, sand, and gravel, and is a leading producer of peat, bromine, calcium-magnesium chloride, gypsum, and magnesium


*Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Copyright (c) 2003.

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