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Interesting Fact:

Lake Michigan is 307 miles long and 118 miles at its greatest width, covering an area 22,300 square miles.

Study Questions:

  • How often does Lake Michigan freeze completely?
  • During the winter, does all ship traffic on the Great Lakes stop?
  • How did the frozen Lake Michigan affect Milwaukee's businesses in 1904?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on February 13:

    1935: Bruno Richard Hauptmann is found guilty of first-degree murder in the Lindbergh baby trial.

  • February 13

    February 13, 1904: During a bitter cold winter, Lake Michigan became frozen from shore to shore.

    February 15, 1904, Milwaukee Journal

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