Statehood for Lake Michigan

Back in 1975, Federal Administrative Judge Edward McCarthy briefly tried to promote the idea of granting statehood to Lake Michigan. He figured that if the lake itself was a state, then all the surrounding states wouldn't be able to exploit its resources as easily. As for the oddness of a lake being a state, he reasoned, why not? "After all," he noted, "it's a piece of real estate on which a body of water rests."

Waukesha Daily Freeman - Mar 10, 1975

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 08, 2017
     Category: Geography and Maps | 1970s

If the Whanganui River can be a person, why can't a lake be a state?
Posted by Phideaux on 10/08/17 at 09:48 AM
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