Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Sunday, June 13, 2010

One of many on I75 for the Sunday Bridge Series

On another beautiful September day last year, we were headed north on I75 and almost to the "top of the mitt" as we call the Lower Peninsula and thus to the Bridge, the Mighty Mac.   But here you see the Indian Trail Rd bridge and the exit to Pellston to the west and Cheboygan to the east on Lake Huron.  Pellston's claim to fame is that record low winter temperatures for Michigan, and even the whole U.S., are often set here.  Cheboygan has a sister city in Wisconsin on Lake Michigan though spelled with an "S."

Many Michigan roads follow what were originally Indian trails with this one retaining the name of its origins but not the name of the people, the Ojibwe, who probably used it the most.  In St. Joseph County (though not in Fabius Township!) is US 12 which follows for the most part the Sauk (Sac) Trail which ran from Rock Island, IL, to Detroit, MI.

For more more bridges around the world, please visit Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series.


  1. Looks like you had the road to yourself!

    You didn't see any Floridian Yugos up there, did you? ;)

  2. This shot shows how flat the countryside is ion your area.
    That is a dubious claim to fame as well!

  3. Very interesting. My son takes pride in researching places of interest...most all places, in other words. I will have to have him read this.