1828 : Michigan’s Territorial Legislature Meets for 1st Time

May 5, 2022 all-day

On May 5, 1828, the territorial legislature met for the first time at Michigan’s first capitol building constructed in Detroit at a cost of $24,500. The 60 by 90 foot building served as the territorial state capitol until 1847 when the seat of Michigan government moved to Lansing.

—Source: Mich-Again’s Day.

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