A Sense of Place: Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Essays in Honor of William and Margery Vandament. Northern Michigan University Press. ISBN 0-918616-20-4. 270 pages. Magnaghi, Russell M. (2017). Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History. Marquette, Michigan: 906 Heritage. ISBN 978-1-387-01681-5. OCLC 993581790.
- 16,377 sq mi (42,420 km²)
- United States
The Upper Peninsula (UP), also known as Upper Michigan, is the northern of the two major peninsulas that make up the U.S. state of Michigan.The peninsula is north by Lake Superior, on the east by the St. Marys River, on the southeast by Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and on the southwest by Wisconsin.
The heavily forested Upper Peninsula is relatively mountainous in the west. The Porcupine Mountains, which are part of one of the oldest mountain chains in the world, rise to an altitude of almost 2,000 feet (610 m) above sea level and form the watershed between the streams flowing into Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
The Keweenaw Peninsula (/ ˈ k iː w ɪ n ɔː / KEE-wi-naw, sometimes locally /ˈkiːvənɔː/) is the northernmost part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It projects into Lake Superior and was the site of the first copper boom in the United States, leading to its moniker of "Copper Country." As of the 2000 census, its population was roughly 43,200.
Upper Peninsula (U.P.) English, also known as Yooper English, or colloquially as Yoopanese, is an advanced variety of North Central (or Upper Midwestern) English native to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (locally abbreviated as "U.P." and the basis for the endonym "Yooper").
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In 1962, an Upper Peninsula Independence Association was founded to advocate for the formation of a State of Superior. A secession bill was submitted to the Michigan Legislature , and 20,000 petition signatures were collected—36,000 short of the number needed—for a ballot referendum on separation.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan – also known as Lower Michigan – is the southern and less elevated of the two major landmasses that make up the U.S. state of Michigan, the other being the Upper Peninsula. It is surrounded by water on all sides except its southern border, which it shares with Indiana and Ohio. Although the Upper Peninsula is commonly referred to as "the U.P.", it is uncommon for the Lower Peninsula to be called "the L.P." Because of its recognizable shape, the Lower...
The Lower Peninsula is bounded on the west by Lake Michigan and on the northeast by Lake Huron, which connect at the Straits of Mackinac. In the southeast, the waterway consisting of the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, and Lake Erie separates it from the province of Ontario, Canada. It is bounded on the south by the states of Indiana and Ohio. This border is irregular: the border with Indiana was moved 10 miles northward from its territorial position to give Indiana more access t
Primary Interstate Highways have two digits on their shields; auxiliary Interstate Highways have three digits. Interstate Highways include: 1. I-69 2. I-75 I-275 I-375 I-475 I-675 3. I-94 I-194 4. I-96 I-196 I-296 I-496 I-696 U.S. Highways include: US 10 US 12 US 23 US 24 US 31 U
Michigan's Lower Peninsula can be divided into four main regions based on geological, soil, and vegetation differences; amount of urban areas or rural areas; minority populations; and agriculture. The four principal regions listed below can further be separated into sub-regions and overlapping areas. 1. Northern Michigan 2. Central/Mid-Michigan The Thumb Tri-Cities Southern Michigan 3. West Michigan Southern Michigan Michiana 4. Southeast Michigan Metro Detroit
- 40,162 sq mi (104,020 km²)
- United States
Escanaba (/ ˌ ɛ s k ə ˈ n ɑː b ə / ES-kə-NAH-bə), commonly shortened to Esky, is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located on Little Bay de Noc in the state's Upper Peninsula. The population was 12,616 at the 2010 census, making it the third-largest city in the Upper Peninsula after Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie.
Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas.The Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten.The Upper Peninsula (often called "the U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan.