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BigRedDog

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I thought at one time I had started a thread like this but I can't find it now.

This is a link to a 1956 Shell (gasoline) giveaway Michigan road map.  Unfortunately (at least for me) is there's not much here on the upper peninsula.

This is a year before the Mackinac Bridge would open.  No Freeways in Monroe County although the Ohio & Indiana turnpikes were open.

23 went up Lewis Avenue through Ida and then followed 50 west to Dundee before heading north again.

North Dixie north of Monroe was route 56.  North Custer had a numerical designation of 130.  Was that a state designation?

I just found an 'error' in the map.  They use a yellow highlight to show the county lines.  At the northeast corner of Monroe County they have Gibraltar Road from Flat Rock to Lake Erie highlighted in yellow and the county line actually follows the Huron River and cuts off that little corner.

I wonder how many other errors there are?

https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~212099~5500221:Shell-Highway-Map-of-Michigan--sout;JSESSIONID=c3d0bd3d-212d-446c-9af8-f1024ac5c557?showTipAdvancedSearch=false&showShareIIIFLink=true&showTip=false&helpUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV73D%2FLUNA%2BViewer%23LUNAViewer-LUNAViewer&title=Search+Results%3A+List_No+equal+to+%275840.044%27&fullTextSearchChecked=&dateRangeSearchChecked=&advancedSearchUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdoc.lunaimaging.com%2Fdisplay%2FV73D%2FSearching%23Searching-Searching&thumbnailViewUrlKey=link.view.search.url
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Re: Historical maps and other resources for researching our history.
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2018, 10:05:56 AM »

I see on the Shell map that US 10 back then ran from Ludington all the way over to Midland and then down to Saginaw and on into downtown Detroit.

Today it goes from Midland due east to Bay City as a limited access freeway and then ends at I-75 / US-23.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 05:36:04 PM »

Here's some more info on Route 56:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-56_(1919%E2%80%931957_Michigan_highway)

and on Route 130:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-130_(Michigan_highway)

Looks like both routes were returned to Monroe County control in 56-57.
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