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Copper Harbor in Keweenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Beginning of U.S. 41

Byron Muljo Memorial Sign

 
 
The Beginning of U.S. 41 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
1. The Beginning of U.S. 41 Marker
Inscription.  Early Indian footpaths became the trails for explorers, missionaries and fur traders, who came to carve out homes in Michigan’s wilderness. The early settlers began to widen and improve these trails, which became the majority of Michigan’s primary road system. US 41 starts its southbound journey here crossing eight states which include MI., WI., ILL., IND., KY., TN., GA. and ending in Miami, FL. a distance of 1990 miles.

Byron Muljo Memorial Sign
This sign was conceived, designed, painted and constructed by Byron. He designed this and many other signs in Keweenaw County. This sign is dedicated to his memory: plow driver, sign foreman, maintenance foreman and Road Commissioner.
 
Erected by Keweenaw County Road Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 47° 27.866′ N, 87° 50.46′ W. Marker is in Copper Harbor, Michigan, in Keweenaw County. Marker is at the
Marker detail: U.S. Highway 41 Map image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
2. Marker detail: U.S. Highway 41 Map
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intersection of U.S. 41 and Mandan Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 41. Marker is located in a pull-out/turn-around at the northern terminus of U.S. Highway 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Copper Harbor MI 49918, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Life on the Astor (approx. 1.2 miles away); "You will call her the John Jacob Astor." (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shipwreck (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Copper Harbor Lighthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); "The Astor will never leave Copper Harbor." (approx. 1.2 miles away); "A Rallying Point for Copper Adventurers" (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Estivant Pines (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fort Wilkins State Park and Historic Complex (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copper Harbor.
 
Also see . . .
1. U.S. Route 41 (Wikipedia). The route carries the designation of the Copper Country Trail National Scenic Byway between Hancock and Copper Harbor. The road ends at a modest cul-de-sac near Fort Wilkins Historic State Park at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. (Submitted on July 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. End of US highway 41. US 41 is among the routes originally commissioned in 1926. At first its north end was right in Copper Harbor, but it was not long before it was extended at least to Ft. Wilkins
The Beginning of U.S. 41 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
3. The Beginning of U.S. 41 Marker
State Park, if not to its current terminus, which is about 2.5 miles east of Copper Harbor. One can actually continue further east from here, all the way to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, but the road is unpaved and open only seasonally. (Submitted on July 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
"First" U.S. Highway 41 (southbound) Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 2, 2017
4. "First" U.S. Highway 41 (southbound) Sign
(located at beginning of U.S. Highway 41, near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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