First Roadside Park

First Roadside Park (HM1YCG)

Location: Iron River, MI 49935 Iron County
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N 46° 6.402', W 88° 32.784'

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In 1918 the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation of the road commission, through its engineer-manager, Herbert F. Larson, to purchase this 320-acre tract of roadside virgin timber and to dedicate it as a forest preserve. The following year Iron County established Michigan's first roadside park and picnic tables. This was quite likely America's first such facility. Since then similar parks have been provided by most states for the comfort and enjoyment of the trveling motorist.
Year Placed1964
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 380489 N 5107065
Decimal Degrees46.10670000, -88.54640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 6.402', W 88° 32.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 6' 24.12" N, 88° 32' 47.04" W
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Area Code(s)906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-2, Iron River MI 49935, US
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