Museum plans program on history of U.S. 12

U.S. 12 is shown passing through Ypsilanti in this image by Dwight Burdette.

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U.S. 12 is shown passing through Ypsilanti in this image taken from a photo by Dwight Burdette.

John Geisler, professor emeritus at Western Michigan University, will present a program about the history of U.S. 12, and its role in Lenawee County. The program will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Lenawee County Historical Museum, 110 E. Church St., Adrian. Admission is free.

In 1825, the United States government appropriated $3,000 for a federal highway, the second in the nation, which was laid out along an ancient Indian trail. Maintained almost continually by federal, state, and local governments, the highway has been used constantly through the present.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.