By Gail Offen
Grand River street, or Michigan US-16 because it used to be eventually particular, is considered one of Michigans actual Blue Highwaysan unique two-lane, blacktop street nonetheless serving as an instantaneous direction via roadside the USA. initially a local American path, this old direction has been a westbound course from the Straits of Detroit to the jap shorelines of Lake Michigan for greater than 1,000 years. through the years, it has served as a footpath, horse path, wagon rut, stagecoach course, plank street, and finally a two-lane street that gave a few of Americas earliest motorists their first style of long-distance vehicle shuttle.
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By way of 1967, autos had lengthy displaced horse-drawn autos because the most well-liked type of transportation on Grand River road, yet this old-timer nonetheless holds onto the reins. (Courtesy of the David V. Tinder number of Michigan images, Clements Library, collage of Michigan. ) I M A G E S of the US Grand R iver street F rom D etroit to L ake M ichigan Jon Milan and Gail Offen Copyright © 2014 through Jon Milan and Gail Offen ISBN 978-1-4671-1212-3 released through Arcadia Publishing Charleston, South Carolina published within the usa Library of Congress keep watch over quantity: 2013956049 For all common info, please touch Arcadia Publishing: mobilephone 843-853-2070 Fax 843-853-0044 e mail [email protected] com For customer support and orders: Toll-Free 1-888-313-2665 stopover at us on the web at www. arcadiapublishing. com Contents Acknowledgments 6 creation 7 1. The River, the path, and US street sixteen nine 2. Wayne County 17 three. Oakland County 39 four. Livingston County fifty one five. Ingham County sixty nine 6. Clinton and Ionia Counties seventy seven 7. Kent County eighty three eight. Ottawa County 89 nine. Muskegon County one hundred and one 10. The River direction 113 Bibliography 126 Index 127 Acknowledgments This ebook used to be made attainable throughout the efforts, help, generosity, endurance, and humorousness of many. we wish to thank the subsequent humans for those traits and extra: Scott Bartoszek, Leighanna seashore, Willard “Bill” Burkhardt, Milt Charboneau, Anya L. Cobler, Durwood Coffey, Joe Crachiola, sunrise Eurich, the Farmington Hills ancient Society, Joyce Fisher, Jean M. Fox (posthumously), the Frauenthal heart for the appearing Arts, Brian M. Golden, Laura Grimshaw, Trudy Hester (posthumously), Mike Karoub, Larry Lawrence, Cary Loren, Angela Maniaci, Romie Minor, R. Michael “Mike” Montgomery (posthumously), David Mrosek, Jerry Offen, Kristin M. Olson, A. J. Purdum, Charles A. Rasch (posthumously), Tina Rebottaro, Samyra Reid, Mark Root, Dr. Randle Samuels, Rudy Simons, Amy Seng, Steve Smith, Craig Tascius, Mindy Temple, Ruth Tepin, Dirk Thompson III, Robert Vedro, Jerome Weingarden, Joan younger, and Duane Zemper. Very certain thank you visit these indexed under. David V. Tinder: This venture couldn't were attainable with no the help of Dave Tinder. Dave’s services, kindness, and generosity in extending to us whole entry and limitless use of the vast majority of the pictures contained herein has made this undertaking a fact. Willard “Bill” Burkhardt: invoice Burkhardt has been an inexhaustible resource of data in this undertaking. He has followed us on fact-finding journeys, talked to acquaintances and family members, and supplied us with a suite of articles, maps, and knowledge that experience confirmed to be useful to the undertaking. Brian M. Golden: We stumbled on Brian M. Golden via his 1999 e-book Farmington Junction: A Trolley background. His help on the heritage of interurban railways in southeastern Michigan proved precious. the writer of numerous books on Michigan heritage, Brian is president of the Farmington old Society and the chums of the Governor Warner Mansion.