The Ambassador Bridge was bought out by a now billionaire in the 1970s. It has served as the major crossing between the Midwest area for all road vehicles.
The capital of Michigan, Lansing gets its name from two brothers in the 19th century. They went to Lansing, New York and told people of a town that didn’t really exist. The new settlers were disappointed but ended up staying in Michigan and naming Lansing after their home-town.
Detroit, Michigan get its name from a French name for the Detroit River. As le detroit du lac Erie means “the strait of Lake Erie” in French.
In 1950 Detroit, Michigan was in its prime, but due to harsh economic struggles it has declined in every decade since. Despite a growing U.S. population, Detroit lost a quarter of its population between 2000 and 2010 alone.
Michigan has the nick-name of “The Wolverine State”, though nobody is sure why it got the name. As it is ironically very rare to find a wolverine in present-day Michigan.