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 settlers' 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 a global
industry. Leslie Pielack tells the story of the ancient path that... more...