This original design celebrates the amazing State of Michigan in great detail - from Battle Creek to Holland (yes they have Tulips) to the Porcupine Mountains!!!
The design is silk-screened, then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel / hand towel / guest towel / bar towel. Three stripes down both sides and hand dyed rick-rack at the top and bottom add a charming vintage touch. Delightfully presented in a fab organdy re-usable pouch!
*Packaged in organdy pouch
*Machine wash cold and line dry
*Measures 20" x 29"
*Made in India
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* A person standing at any point in Michigan is a distance of less than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes. Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie.
* Michigan produces the most peat and the most magnesium compounds in the nation.
* The upper Michigan Copper country is the largest commercial deposit of copper in the world.
* Detroit is known as the 'car capital of the world.'
* There are more than 11,000 inland lakes in the state of Michigan.
* Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world.
* The world's only floating post office is aboard the J.W. Westcott at the Port of Detroit. Since 1874 this vessel has offered US mail service, delivery, message service, water taxi service, and the sale of snacks, cigarettes, and maritime books, magazines, and charts.
* Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest town between the Allegheny Mountains and the Rockies. It was established in 1668.
* Michigan is often referred to as the "Wolverine State" yet there have been no wolverines in Michigan for nearly 200 years. Some believe that the nick name was given to the state because it was a major fur trading hub.
* Michigan is the nation's number one Cherry producing state.
* Indian River, MI is home to the largest crucifix in the world: "The cross in the woods." It is 28 feet tall and weighs 7 tons.
* The Detroit-Windsor tunnel under the Detroit River was the first auto traffic tunnel ever built between two nations (US and Canada).
* The first American-made soda pop was created by accident by a pharmacist in Detroit in 1866. Vernor's Ginger Ale is still produced today.