Archive for the ‘Roads’ category

State Roads, Lower Penninsula

September 9, 2008

“Map showing locations of Roads, Drains, and Improvements”, State Land Office, 1914.  Case 618 D3 F5

U. S. Bureau of Roads

March 18, 2008

U. S. Bureau of Roads

Begins numbering of federal highways in 1926.

Territorial Road–Original Route

March 14, 2008

RESEARCH – ROADS – TERRITORIAL ROAD – ORIGINAL ROUTE

Sources:

  1. Buley, Carlyle. The Old Northwest Volume II, page 83.
  1. Fuller, George N. Centennial History of Michigan, Volume 1, page 156-159. Volume II, page 78-9.
  1. Michigan History Magazine, Volume 19, page 179-214, 330.
  1. Utley. Michigan as a Province, territory and State, Volume II, page 265.
  1. Michigan Historical Collections: Index
  1. Ann Arbor Register. July 23, 1873.

See correspondence: Sandra Lang, May 19, 1955

Roads

February 26, 2008

ROAD – LEGISLATION – 1903

GII

B457

F3

Old

In correspondence with Legislative Members-Senators, 1895-1903. Refers to recently passed “Automobile Bill.”

ROADS – LANSING AND EATON RAPIDS

GII

B565 old

F1

ROADS

G9

B4

B38

G7

B1

F20

B3

F2

GII

B31

(new)

State Road, 1850-60

ROADS – 1859

St. Mary’s River and Mackinac Road, 1859

GII

B32

Folder carries title. Application for road commission. Signatures of sundry citizens.

ROADS – IONIA, HOUGHTON LAKE AND MACKINAC – 1859

GII
B32

F18

Act 117 (1859) Appr. February 12, 1859, provided for the construction of a road from Ionia to Houghton Lake and other state roads.

Recommended for appointment: Steven T. Page

C. Oscar Thompson

B607 Old

F23

Re-contracts for Ionia, Houghton Lake, and Mackinac State Road, 1859-60.

B244

F8

18 items and cross references.

See RECORD OF STATE ROADS.

SA

Executive Acts March, 1859. March 19, 1859

Said commission issued to Justus W. Ferris? Appointing him a commissioner on the Ionia, Houghton Lake, and Mackinaw State Road to fill the place made vacant by the resignations of Guy N? Trowbridge, Ms. Dup signed by N. G. Isbell and M. Wisner.

Executive Act, February 14, 1859

M. Wisner nominations as commissioners of the several State Roads

Ionia and Houghton Lake and Mackinac State Road.

Henry LeRoy Wayne

Justus W. Toms.?, Oakland

Sanford A. Youmans, Ionia

See inventory

ROADS

See Inventories Conservation, Lands Division; Secretary of State, GII, Highway Department, Michigan Turnpike Authority. See vertical file for brief list of records relating to transportation.

Records of Danby Township. Lot 1

Records of Oakland County, Lot 3. Pontiac and Grand River Road Book, 1845-1850.

State Trunkline routes, 1957

For description of routes see Box 6, RG 67-44, RECORDS OF DEPARTMENT OF STATE HIGHWAYS.

Bois Blanc Island State Road – Field Notes.

See RG 50, B5, F16

ROADS – CASS RIVER AND BAY CITY STATE ROAD

Map #00152 – Conservation Department, Lot 5.

RG 60-8 – B17, F14

B21, F6

Contracts (V.5 on spine) V. 105

RG 62-16 – Volume 97, page 76

Roads – Flint and Fentonville Plank Road

GII

B565

F2

ROADS – IONIA, HOUGHTON LAKE AND MACKINAC STATE ROAD

GII

B31?

F18

23

45

Letters of recommendations for commissioners, enclosing contracts etc. No contracts. Dates contract with Stephen Page of Ionias, August 23, 1859, to be completed January 1, 1860.

Lists Commissioners for 1859.

SA Misc box – Roads. See inventory 59-4, 58-77.

State Land Office – 1860

GII

B597 old

F1

Walter Russell, 127 Broadway, Mt. Pleasant

Hud Keenan, 624 East Maple, Mt. Pleasant

Military Road – Upper Peninsula

February 25, 2008

MILITARY ROAD – UPPER PENINSULA

Executive Office:            

                        Box 9, 1870

                        Box 32, 1868

                        Box 68, 1865

                        Box 69, 1864

                        Box 192, 1863-72

                        Box 219, 1870, 1873

                        Box 233, 1870

Maps:  Ayer Lands 214-01-F2, Military Road from Rockland to Wisconsin State Line 00248.

Pioneer Collections:  V.7, P. 56 (1884) 

Laws: 

            1864, p. 34

            1869, p. 1450

 

 

 

SA

B

Lands

 

Fort Howard and Fort Wilkins Wagon Road.  Certificate of Purchase.  William Harris, Francis W. Anthony, William W. Spaulding.  Lists of lands.

 

RG 62-16 (lot 14)

 

Lists of lands selected in Conservation Land Division

                                               

Historical Research of Roads

February 25, 2008

Historical Research of Roads

    Consult trunkline histories RG 85-159

    Michigan Roads & Construction

    Michigan Contractor & Builder

    Local Public Acts

Memorial Roads

February 25, 2008

ROADS – MEMORIAL

  1. King’s Highway (U.S. 12 [old 12])
  1. Lewis Cass – M-14 through Jackson 
  1. Dort Highway – US-23 – Flint to Mt. Morris

  1. James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Highway – US-131 and M-26, Mackinaw to Tampa

See RECORDS OF EXECUTIVE OFFICE

Administrative Correspondence – Highway Commission (letters referred) 1926