In the days before interstate highway system, Michigan Avenue was the best way to get from Detroit to Chicago. Now classified US-12, it remains a major road in Ypsilanti, running directly though downtown and separating the historically African American neighborhoods from the rest of the city north of the avenue.
We'll start at the eastern edge of Washtenaw County and head west through Ypsilanti and Saline.
Michigan Ave veers south here; Congress Street continues straight ahead.
and heading to Saline and beyond:
heads towards Macon Road
keep going quite a ways and you get to
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