1975 : Marquette and Iron Mountain Turn Down Proposal for 51st State

November 4, 2020 all-day

On November 4, 1975, Marquette and Iron Mountain residents had the chance to secede from Michigan, a move that would have turned their communities into the 51st state. An advisory election proved Michiganders weren’t thrilled with the proposal, with voters shutting it down 1,841-770 in Marquette and 1,601-745 in Iron Mountain.

Source: Michigan Every Day

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