The Saginaw Trail from Native American Path to Woodward Avenue presented by Leslie Pielack

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February 01, 2019
March 8
The Saginaw Trail from Native American Path to Woodward Avenue presented by Leslie Pielack

The Saginaw Trail led from the frontier town of Detroit into the wilderness, weaving through towering trees and swamps to distant Native American Villages. Presenting a forbidding landscape that was also a settler's paradise, the road promised great riches in natural resources like lumber and agriculture, and a future of wheeled vehicles that would make Michigan the center of global industry. Author and director of the Birmingham Museum, Leslie Pielack tells the story of the ancient path that transformed early Michigan and of the people whose lives intertwined with the iconic road.