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The Toledo War

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Robert Mason, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Robert Mason

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    Moving this to the Atrium. Not football related.
     
  3. Robert Mason

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    Upper Peninsula might have been Packer fans instead of Lions fans.
     
  4. Poppa San

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    Mackinac bridge would have probably been built later. Eastern/Central time zone line would be further east. One of the two Marquette counties and Menomonee cities would be renamed.
     
  5. Robert Mason

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    I always wondered why the upper peninsula was part of Michigan and not Wisconsin. So I decided to do some research.
     
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    Most of us "Yoopers" are Packers fans, the largest exception being the folks on the Eastern end of the peninsula.
    A poll done a few years back reflected 69% of Yoopers were Packers fans, 25% Lions fans and the rest being a smattering of Bears and Vikings fans.
    The people of the U.P., particularly Marquette County were a big part of keeping the Packers going during hard times thanks to the fund raising efforts of Sam Cohodas, millionaire banker and fruit grower from Ishpeming Michigan.
     
  7. Poppa San

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    Would "yoopers" even be a term? Maybe for the far eastern edge but not the section north of "God's chosen state" known in the secular textbooks as Wisconsin.
     
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    Interesting question.
    Certainly the Upper Peninsula has more in common with the state of Wisconsin.
    We at least are geographically connected to Wisconsin and share a common border, neither can be said about the Lower peninsula.
    And more certainly I would much rather travel 2.5 hours to Green Bay than 8 hours to Detroit.
    And Green Bay and surrounding area (Door County in particular) is much nicer to visit than the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
    We could still be the Upper Peninsula if we were part of Wisconsin, the peninsulas being the Door Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula.
    Therefore we could still be "Yoopers".
    And the Upper Peninsula would still be known as "Gods country".
     
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    But then you'd also be able to claim God lives in the neighborhood like we do.
     
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    Thanks for that information yooperpackfan.......I was expecting that response from you
     

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