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Blind 35

Blind 35 (M-35) was approved as a state highway in 1919. In 1926 part of the road in Marquette Co was completed and by 1932 parts in Baraga Co were done. The portion that went through the Huron Mountains was more difficult and saw little work. Aside from the difficult terrain, a group of wealthy investors had a 24,000-acre tract of land on the shores of Lake Superior known as the Huron Mountain Club. The exclusive club had 50 members that were allowed to own a cabin and another 80 that were members but were not allowed to own a cabin. Henry Ford wanted to become a member but was not allowed due to the membership limit. In order to influence his membership Henry Ford, a seemingly ironic opponent to highway construction, worked to stop construction of the highway. In 1939 the decision was made to give up on completing M-35 through the Huron Mountains. Henry Ford was granted his full-time membership in the club soon after.

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  • Uploaded on May 20, 2012
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    by ed evans
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S5100
    • Taken on 2009/05/11 14:58:05
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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