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July 14, 2011


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Back in the 1950a, before the Mackinac Bridge formed a year-round link between Michigan's Upper Penninsula and the "Mitten," there was a serious movement by the Yoopers to separate the U.P. from the rest of the state. At one point, northern counties in Wisconsin also had organizations pushing for succession.

Both groups were going to combine into a new state--The Great State of Superior. The symbol? A giant mosquito. Fortunately, none of that nonsense happened.

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