Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Iron Mountain boasts the world's highest man-made ski jump.
- Grapes - Michigan ranks #4 in grape production, growing 102.7 tons of grapes valued at $21.8 million, harvested from more than 12,000 acres of vineyards. Honey - It is estimated that Michigan has between 1,200 and 1,500 beekeepers and about 100,000 summer bee colonies. Producers gathered a total of 5.1 million pounds of honey in 2011, ranking Michigan 7th nationally, with a value of $8.3 million.
- Mackinac is pronounced: Mackinaw
Anything or anywhere in the Upper Peninsula is spelled Mackinac, Anything or anywhere in the lower Peninsula is spelled Mackinaw.
- Kalamazoo is the birthplace of celery. Commercial celery was grown for the first time in Kalamazoo.