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About half of Alabama
Michigan became the birthplace of the
automobile industry in 1899 when Ransom Olds started the Olds Motor Works in
Detroit. By 1903, Henry Ford had established the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn.
Soon Detroit became known as the automobile capital of the world. The
manufacture of automobiles is still Michigan’s chief industry. Other
manufactured products include metal products, chemicals, food products and
Michigan leads the nation in the production of cherries, which are grown in the
state’s “fruit belt” along the shores of Lake Michigan. Fields of corn and grain
cover much of the southern counties of the Lower Peninsula. Dairy farming is the
most lucrative agricultural business in the state.
The tourism industry is very important to the economy of Michigan. Abundant fish
in lakes and streams, as well as bear, deer, and other game animals make the
Upper Peninsula a rich hunting and fishing region. Scenic woodlands attract many
campers while thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams draw swimmers, water
skiers, and boaters to the state.
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