1847: Shiawasseetown Capital of Michigan for One Day

March 15, 2024 all-day

On March 15, 1847, lawmakers voted to briefly make Shiawasseetown the state capital. A day later, Lansing became the state capital. A monument commemorating the novelty of Shiawasseetown having been the state capital for just a day is all that remains of the move. The land that had been platted for a capital building became a park in what is now called Shiatown.

Source: Michigan Every Day

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