Lansing Michigan History
Michigan is known for many things, but not as well known as it used to be, and when it comes to education, there are some notable claims to celebrity, including universities with a rich academic excellence background. Although Lansing is not considered the state's largest city (it barely makes it into the top five), it does not kill the competition, at least when you consider the education of its students, faculty, staff, and students.
The Michigan Library and Historical Center houses the largest collection of Michigan history in the United States and has a museum dedicated to Michigan history. Although it is the capital, it is home to the Michigan Museum of Natural History, Michigan State University, the University of Detroit Mercy University and many other institutions and institutions.
East Lansing offers many sightseeing opportunities, starting with the continuously running gardens of the Michigan State University Museum of Natural History. In the heart of East Lansing, home to the University of Detroit Mercy University and many other colleges, is a highly acclaimed cultural destination. On the campus of the University of Michigan is an island of wilderness, and nature trails offer hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hiking and camping.
Lansing is located where the Grand River flows into the Red Cedar River, and the city is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Michigan River and its tributary, the Cedar.
The college became the first college in the country to teach scientific agriculture, and in 1964 it was officially called Michigan State University. Michigan's new capital city was named after Lansing, the capital of Michigan, before Michigan became a state.
When it was made the state capital in 1847, fewer than 20 people lived in the city, and the neighboring city of East Lansing had about 49,000 residents. Lansing Community College was founded in 1957 and in 1960 the city had a population of over 100,000. Today, in 2018, Lansing has a population of 117,500, including 1.5 million in the city center and 2.2 million in all suburbs.
Some were surprised by the decision to move Michigan's capital to Detroit, and a heated and protracted debate ensued in the legislature. The names of many inner cities and villages were presented as the main candidates, but the Michigan House of Representatives, which could not reach a public consensus, privately chose Lansing out of frustration. In 1847, two years after the city was founded, they reached a consensus, but made the mistake of choosing tiny Lansing Township as the new capital, a decision that was derided by many at the time.
In 1847, the state constitution required the capital to be moved to Detroit, and the Michigan House of Representatives decided that tiny Lansing was the perfect choice - a decision that many considered ridiculous because of its size and lack of infrastructure. In the end, out of sheer frustration, they decided on Lansing Township as the appropriate location for the new capital they had agreed upon. It was a process to decide which city should be selected, and in the end choose Lansing in the order. Lansing was considered because of its proximity to the city of Detroit and its location near the Detroit River.
Two months later, Governor William L. Greenly signed a bill that made Lansing Township the state's capital. Lansing became the capital of Michigan before Michigan even became a state, and it was renamed Lansing by that state.
The family was informed that their Lansing home, where they have lived for a decade, would be demolished to make way for the construction of Interstate 496. The brothers called it Biddle City, and the settlement was renamed Lansing Township. They drove to Lansing, New York, where the land was suffering from severe flooding problems, and began selling land. After selling the property in a city that didn't exist, the brothers went to Detroit, then back to Lansing and back again, this time in search of a new home.
The relatively young state of Michigan needed a new capital because Canada was perceived as vulnerable, controlled by the British. There was also the fact that there was a need for a city with a large population, like Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor.
Michigan is a very blessed state like no other, which makes it a great - except - place. Stroll down to the MSU Museum, where you'll find great archives and historical collections that focus on the history of the state of Michigan from its beginnings to the early 20th century. This page tries to interpret Michigan's history by focusing on its history as a city and its role in the development of America and the world.
The building was built for $24,500 and served as the state's territorial government and parliament from March 17, 1811 to March 1812, when the Detroit capital moved to its permanent location in Lansing. It was intended as a temporary home for Michigan lawmakers until the original planners of Lansing provided a higher location in the city for a permanent Capitol.