Archive for the ‘transportation’ category

The Story of Michigan License Plates

November 7, 2008

The Story of Michigan License Plates
James M. Hare, Secretary of State
Published by the Michigan Department of State

Advertisements

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

Snow Motors

March 4, 2008

Snow Motors

DNR Mag Mark – Apr 1975.

RG 94-121

Shipbuilding

February 26, 2008

SHIPBUILDING – see also GREAT LAKES – SHIPS AND SHIPPING

Source:

 

1.    Saginaw Daily Courier, February 4, 1881.  Provides description of Propeller.  Lists ships:

 

            1 steamer built in 1849 “Buena Vista”

            21 craft built in 1867

            21 craft built in 1868

            13 craft built in 1868

            13 craft built in 1869

            19 craft built in 1870

              9 craft built in 1871

            22 craft built in 1873

Ephraim Shay

February 26, 2008

EPHRAIM SHAY

Biographical sketch and portrait.  PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN.  Chicago:  Record publishing company, 1895 (page 460 for portrait) pages 461-2.

Perry F. Powers.  A HISTORY OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN AND ITS PEOPLE, volume III, pages 1289.  (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1912)