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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Making Moves

Transportation in Dearborn

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
1. Making Moves Marker
Inscription.
Dearborn has long been a transportation hub,
first by water and land, later by rail, air and automobile. The Rouge and Detroit rivers provided water transport to the Great Lakes. Major overland routes included the Sauk Trail (later the Chicago Road and now Michigan Avenue), followed in the 1830s by the Michigan Central Railroad.

Auto and truck traffic on Michigan Avenue,
Telegraph Road and I-94 has connected Dearborn with destinations in all directions. Air transportation first arrived in 1925 at Henry Ford's Dearborn Airport and thrives today at nearby Detroit Metro Airport.

You Auto Know
The United States government spent $250,00 in 1825 to plan and build the Chicago Road, from Detroit through Dearborn to Fort Dearborn (Chicago).
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.502′ N, 83° 14.19′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) half a mile west of Evergreen Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is at
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
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The steamship Argo supplied the federal arsenal in Dearborn by travel up the Rouge River to Michigan Avenue. Image courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
the south trailhead of Rouge Gateway Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Richard Gardner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millpond (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Military Reserve (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Soldiers Trained at U.S. Arsenal During Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
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Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, 1925. Michigan Avenue (U. S. 12), or "the Old Chicago Road," provides an uninterrupted route for travel from the center of Detroit to Chicago. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
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The Ford Tri-Motor aircraft, a common sight in the 1920s at Ford Airport in Dearborn. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
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1932 Ford bus for the Dearborn Coach Company. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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Dearborn had several electric trolley and bus systems, some to transport employees to the Rouge Plant, some to provide access to Wayne and Detroit. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
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The dirigible Los Angeles mooring at Ford Airport in 1926. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
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The Michigan Central Railroad Station along tracks running parallel to Michigan Avenue through Dearborn. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 10, 2016
9. Making Moves Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on August 14, 2016.
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