Territorial Road is one of the oldest roads in the area. It went from Southwest Michigan to Detroit about a century ago. The recent construction project unearthed logs that made up the road at this time. These logs were part of what is known as a "corduroy" road.
Example of a corduroy road in 1945, not Territorial Road
Source: (SA-kuva) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Logs removed from Territorial Road, with road in background
The unearthing of the Territorial corduroy road made for good news copy. The local news stations, newspapers and radio reported this information. It was even mentioned by the Battle Creek Regional History Museum's Facebook page. The history museum was seeking people who would be interested in preserving the historic logs.
Log end showing ax cut from logs taken from Territorial Road
I had to be content to take pictures and blog about the unearthing of this historic Battle Creek Michigan road.
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