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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Inspiration Road

Metro Detroit in Popular Culture

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
1. Inspiration Road Marker
Inscription.  Our roads are more than bold lines on a map. They are stories of human experience that inspire some of the most creative minds of our time. Telegraph Road, Woodward Avenue and Eight Mile Road have become characters in popular culture, representing flowing change and sudden turns, opportunities and boundaries, and life in the world's Motor City. The song "Telegraph Road" by Mark Knopfler, the movie "8 Mile" starring Eminem, and the books of Elmore Leonard place Detroit and its roads on the world stage. The world knows Detroit in many ways, and the roadmap say "Come see for yourself!"
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In 2002, Eminem was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" in the movie "8 Mile."
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 42° 38.267′ N, 83° 17.531′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
2. Inspiration Road Marker
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. Marker is at the intersection of North Saginaw Street and West Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling south on North Saginaw Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 N Saginaw St, Pontiac MI 48342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Molten Metal (within shouting distance of this marker); A Record Of Innovation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parades and People-Watching (about 400 feet away); Outstanding Architecture (about 400 feet away); Building Trucks In Pontiac (about 500 feet away); From Trail To Pavement (about 500 feet away); Pontiac's Coach Builders (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
Inspiration Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
3. Inspiration Road Marker
Close-up of right side
Inspiration Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
4. Inspiration Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 18 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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