Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike: From Sand Trails to US-31

Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike From Sand Trails to US Vintage Views Along the West Pike From Sand Trails to US is a pictorial history of Michigan s most famous road The historic West Michigan Pike originally M was the first continuous improved r

  • Title: Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike: From Sand Trails to US-31
  • Author: M. Christine Byron Thomas R. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9781933926308
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Vintage Views Along the West Pike From Sand Trails to US 31 is a pictorial history of Michigan s most famous road The historic West Michigan Pike, originally M 11, was the first continuous, improved road between Michigan City and Mackinaw City This route along the Lake Michigan coast opened West Michigan to automobile travel and tourism The book depicts the adventure aVintage Views Along the West Pike From Sand Trails to US 31 is a pictorial history of Michigan s most famous road The historic West Michigan Pike, originally M 11, was the first continuous, improved road between Michigan City and Mackinaw City This route along the Lake Michigan coast opened West Michigan to automobile travel and tourism The book depicts the adventure and romance of motoring on Michigan s most prominent early highway Vintage postcards, photographs, maps, and ephemera illustrate this journey as you time travel through the beautiful West Michigan landscape and quaint towns to hotels and cabins, tourist camps and state parks, and other stops along the road.

    One thought on “Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike: From Sand Trails to US-31”

    1. Vintage views made me appreciate our roads even more as I thought about transportation by horse, by train and by steamship. What a great difference to just hop in your car and drive off to your destination nowadays without having to worry about tires, sticking in mud, and getting grounded in sand. Early tourism at its best is the subject explored in this book. Love the photos, postcards and accompanying history. Makes me glad to live in and enjoy Michigan!!

    2. This is a fun book to read. We live in SW Michigan, and portions of Old M-11 are in the immediate area. The photos and post cards presented in the book are interesting, and I found myself "googling" several of the highlighted resorts and hotels to see if any are still in operation. This book will remain on my coffee table for others to peruse.

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