Saginaw Trail is the collective name for a set of connected roads in Southeastern Michigan that runs from Detroit to Saginaw through Pontiac and Flint. It was originally a tribal foot trail. On December 7, 1818, the Michigan Territorial government authorized the building of a road from Detroit to Saginaw along the trail. In the early 20th century, it was used as part of the Dixie Highway and the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway, early auto trails in the state. It was later designated as a part of US Highway 10 (US 10) when the United States Numbered Highway System was created in 1926. Since the Michigan portion of Interstate 75 (I-75) was completed in 1973, it has been a county road or part of other state highways.
To drive it today, drivers would follow:
- M-1 (Woodward Avenue) from Detroit to Birmingham;
- Old Woodward Avenue through Birmingham;
- M-1 (Woodward Avenue) from Birmingham to Pontiac;
Bus. US 24 (Woodward Avenue) into downtown Pontiac;
- US 24 (Dixie Highway) north of Pontiac to Clarkston;
- Dixie Highway, a set of various county roads that were previously US 10 from Clarkston to near Grand Blanc;
- Saginaw Road and Saginaw Street through Grand Blanc, Burton, and Flint to north of Mount Morris;
- M-54 (Dort Highway) from north of Mount Morris into Saginaw County;
- Dixie Highway and Genesee Avenue into Saginaw.
- Barnett, LeRoy (2004). A Drive Down Memory Lane: The Named State and Federal Highways of Michigan. Allegan Forest, MI: Priscilla Press. pp. 192–3. ISBN 1-886167-24-9..
- Dixie Highway Association (1922). Outline of the Dixie Highway (Map). Scale not given. Dixie Highway. Retrieved March 14, 2009 – via WikiMedia Commons.
- Skidmore, Max J. (2007). Moose Crossing: Portland to Portland on the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books. pp. 71–4. ISBN 978-0-7618-3510-3.
- Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries.
- Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation (1974). Official Transportation Map (Map). c. 1:918,720. Lansing: Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation. §§ J12–M13. OCLC 12701177, 83138602.
- Google (March 15, 2009). "Saginaw Trail" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
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