Ahead lies Lansing
of Michigan. In 1835, when the state was organized, Detroit was the capital, as it had been when Michigan was a territory. The capital, after much debate was moved to its present, more centrally located site in 1847. The city of Lansing did not exist at that time, and the first capitol
, completed by 1848, was built in a wilderness. Today, Lansing is the center for state government and for major industries. Michigan State University
is in East Lansing.