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Great Lakes Ship Travel in 1800s

Steamship Traveling on Saginaw Bay The Birth of “Going Up North” Prior to the railroads and highways being built in Michigan’s Thumb region the only...

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The Great Sauk Trail

The Great Sauk Trail is a major Native American route that ran between Detroit, Chicago and terminated at Rock Island on the Mississippi river. Originally created by migrating bison, the trail was only about a foot wide but also a foot deep as eons of travelers walked along it single file. It was used over a thousand years.

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