MARQUETTE, Mich. (WJMN) – The Upper Peninsula celebrates 185 years as part of the state of Michigan on Tuesday, December 14. With thousands of acres of forest and Great Lakes coastline, UP is hardly part of the state.
According to the Marquette Regional History Center, a conference was held in 1836, named the “Frostbitten Conference” because of the frigid temperatures in Ann Arbor that day.
This is the second convention for Michigan. In the previous first conference, the adoption of the Upper Peninsula was voted down.
On December 14, 1836, the State of Michigan accepted the UP in exchange for the Toledo Strip. A short time later, Michigan was admitted to the Union as the 26th state.
To celebrate, Marquette . Regional History Center is having a birthday party to celebrate UP’s 185th anniversary. Celebration begins at 1 p.m. With a suggested donation of $5, the public is invited to meet at the historic center for cake and coffee.
To celebrate. We’ve gathered some of our favorite photos from UP
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