Did You Know These 5 Interesting Facts About West Michigan?
Muskegon is known for many things: fishing, sailing regattas, and being a popular vacation spot.
But did you know that there would not be any snowboards without the invention of 'Snufers' made in Muskegon?
For the full story, check out this article.
Also, the iconic Raggedy Ann doll was first manufactured in Muskegon.
According to Shoreline Media,
"Raggedy Ann, the legendary toy doll, was originally manufactured by the Muskegon-based Non-Breakable Toy Company in 1918. The origins of the doll, however, were first conceived in 1915 by Illinois-based author and illustrator, Johnny Gruelle who wrote the original stories about his daughter Marcella and her doll."
They even celebrated the 100th year of the Raggedy Ann doll back in 2015.
If you are thinking of vacation spots, one of the first ones you think of is Mackinac Island. Most people visiting the island stay at the legendary Grand Hotel.
Did you know that the hotel was built in only 93 days?!
Not the Grand Hotel celebrates being a tourist attraction for Mackinac Island for 135 years.
The state of Michigan is a hot commodity in the fun facts realm.
Michigan is America's 3rd largest producer of apples.
However, did you know that Kent County actually produces more apples than any other county in the state of Michigan?
That's just how we do! Simple!
Kalamazoo is one of the most well-known Michigan cities. It was even mentioned in Netflix's new series, Wednesday.
But did you know Kalamazoo was not the original name of the city?
It was originally called Bronson.
According to Awesome Mitten,
"One of the first white settlers of the area, Titus Bronson, named the town in 1831 after himself. He literally was the person who first put this city on the map. Or more so his bad behavior, which got him chased out of town. It was then that residents later renamed the town Kalamazoo in 1836 to reflect the Native American heritage of the city."
Did you know any of these fun facts about West Michigan? Are there any that I missed?