The Peninsular State T-Shirt
Unique among states, Michigan is the only one to contain two unique peninsulas. Separated by the Straits of Mackinac, the Upper and Lower Peninsulas were connected by the Mackinac Bridge in 1957, a full 120 years after statehood.
The western U.P. was ceded to Michigan to settle a border dispute with Ohio over the Toledo strip. This proved to be a boon for the Wolverine State with minerals, timber, and a wealth of natural resources that fed Detroit's industry.
Every few generations, there are murmers of splitting the Upper Peninsula off as a separate state. Thankfully, the feeling passes. Upper or Lower, Yooper or Troll… we are all Michigan.
This tee is a great way to display your Michigan pride.
An original Peninsulas design.