Detroit History: Wolverines vs Buckeyes vs Congress

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One hundred seventy-five years ago, Michiganders demanded statehood on their terms, which meant keeping Toledo despite Ohio’s backroom political hijinks.

Angry Buckeyes coined a new insult to hurl at their belligerent northern neighbors: “Wolverines!”

Take a look back in this edition of Joe Donovan’s Detroit History:

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