Happy birthday, Michigan!
On Jan. 26, 1837, 180 years ago today, Michigan became the 26th state to join the union.
Before that could happen, there was some housekeeping to do, namely: to settle the fight between Michigan and Ohio over a narrow strip of land known as the Toledo Strip. The conflict is otherwise known as the "Toledo War."
State Archivist Mark Harvey from the Michigan History Center joined Stateside to look back at how the state of Michigan got started.