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Michigan State Motto
"Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice"
(If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.)
Adopted in 1835.
The State motto of Michigan, "Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice", meaning: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you, is said to have been suggested by the mural inscription on the north door of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which reads, Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice. Adopted in 1835.
There are four states with mottos that focus on geography:
Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 2, Section 22.
Mottos of the States
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. The motto states an important idea for a group of people within the state.
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