The beginning of the Michigan Road

The beginning of the Michigan Road
Canon PowerShot S95

When I surveyed the Michigan Road end to end in 2008, I failed to photograph this marker at the road’s beginning. The Daughters of the American Revolution placed it in 1916, on the occasion of Indiana’s centennial.

Margaret and I have made our first trip on our re-survey of the road. We did not fail to photograph the marker this time!

Sadly, no Michigan Road Historic Byway wayfinding signs were present. One should stand near this rock with a “Begin” sign under it, and another should stand across the street with an “End” sign under it. They have gone missing.


8 responses to “single frame: The beginning of the Michigan Road”

  1. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    The more such things get lost, the more it is important, having someone like you who tries to preserve, i.e. document these things. My due respect!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s what I like to do!

  2. Keith Milsark Avatar
    Keith Milsark

    Jim, I was in your part of the country last week. My daughter lives in Kentucky, and my sister in law lives near Noblesville. We visited both, and as we drove to Noblesville we went through a small town called Greenfield, east of Indianapolis. If you’ve never been, check it out. I know how much you like old buildings, and the courthouse there is amazing.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh yes, Greenfield! It’s a National Road town. I see I’ve not posted about it, but I’ve visited. Here are my photos from there:

  3. M.B. Henry Avatar

    Oooh neat!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It is kind of cool, isn’t it.

  4. Scott Bennett Avatar
    Scott Bennett

    Maybe your signs are the new must-haves for thieves, like US 666 shields and 420 mile markers, hope not!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yeah, especially since our organization has to pay to replace them at $45 each!

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