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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Inagural Inductees for Michigan Walk of Fame Announced (includes brief bios of the inductees)

The Lansing Principal Shopping District and the Michigan Historical Museum announced the names of the 12 inaugural inductees to the Michigan Walk of Fame yesterday. The 2006 inductees are Jeff Daniels, Herbert Henry Dow, Thomas Edison, President Gerald Ford, Henry Ford, E. Genevieve Gillette, Ernie Harwell, W.K. Kellogg, Rosa Parks, Fannie Richards, Helen Thomas and Stevie Wonder. These Michiganians were selected from 450 nominees submitted by residents of all 83 Michigan counties throughout fall 2005 and will be inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame at a tribute celebration at the Michigan Historical Center on Thursday, May 25. Each inductee will also be honored with a bronze plaque embedded in the sidewalks of downtown Lansing featuring a star containing the inductee's name and a description of his or her achievements.

"The Michigan Walk of Fame was created to honor state residents, past and present who have made significant contributions to the state, nation or the world," said Kevin Green, executive director of Lansing Principal Shopping District. "The Michigan Walk of Fame is the nation's first statewide 'walk' honoring citizen achievements."

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