Westward Welcome Historical

Westward Welcome Historical (HM1TP1)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48124 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.354', W 83° 14.775'

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on the Chicago Road

The Chicago Road was the way to go west from Detroit.
After the Erie Canal in New York state opened in 1825, great numbers of Americans searched for their future to the west across the Great Lakes. Many of them traveled on the Chicago Road, or Michigan Avenue. Dearborn's history includes many inns and taverns that offered rest and refreshment along this difficult journey.

In 1833, Michigan Avenue became the center of things
In that year, the federal government built the Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville, a military frontier outpost on land along this route, a few blocks to the east of where you stand. Here the business community began to grow with Michigan Avenue as the main street for early Dearborn.
You Auto Know
The Mustang sports car was born in the early 1960s in meetings Lee Iacocca held with designers at the Fairlane Inn, located at Michigan Avenue and Brady Street.
HM NumberHM1TP1
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 314860 N 4686184
Decimal Degrees42.30590000, -83.24625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.354', W 83° 14.775'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 21.24" N, 83° 14' 46.5" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)313, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 932-998 Mason St, Dearborn MI 48124, US
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