M-35 is a state trunkline highway in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of the US
state of Michigan. Running for 128 miles (206 km) in a generally
north–south direction, it connects the cities of Menominee, Escanaba
and Negaunee. It is part of the Lake Michigan Circle Tour and is the UP
Hidden Coast Recreational Heritage Trail in the Pure Michigan Byways
program. Along the southern section, the highway is the closest
trunkline to Green Bay, a section of Lake Michigan. The northern section
of the highway turns inland through wooded terrain, connecting rural
portions of Delta and Marquette counties. The road was designated as
M-35 with signposts erected by 1919. It was intended to run from
Menominee in the south to near Big Bay in the north, before turning
toward L'Anse to end at Ontonagon, but the section through the Huron
Mountains in northern Marquette and Baraga counties was never built.
Automobile pioneer Henry Ford helped halt this construction to gain
favor with the exclusive Huron Mountain Club.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-35_(Michigan_highway)>
Today's selected anniversaries:
King Edmund I of England was killed while attending St
Augustine's Day Mass.
Pequot War: An allied Puritan and Mohegan force attacked a
fortified Pequot village in the Connecticut Colony, killing between 400
and 700 people.
Vauxhall Bridge in London opened, crossing the River Thames
between Vauxhall and Westminster.
The House Un-American Activities Committee was established to
investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities by people or
organizations suspected of having communist or fascist ties.
Lauda Air Flight 004 experienced an uncommanded thrust reverser
deployment of an engine and broke apart in mid-air, killing all 223
people on board.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A sharp point, such as that of the weapon.
2. A large haycock (“conical stack of hay left in a field to dry before
adding to a haystack”).
3. (diving, gymnastics) A position with the knees straight and a tight
bend at the hips with the torso folded over the legs, usually part of a
4. (fashion, dated) A pointy extrusion at the toe of a shoe.
5. (chiefly Northern England) Especially in place names: a hill or
mountain, particularly one with a sharp peak or summit.  […]
6. Any carnivorous freshwater fish of the genus Esox, especially the
northern pike, Esox lucius.
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