M-28 is an east–west state trunkline highway that almost completely
traverses the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan, from
Wakefield to near Sault Ste. Marie. M-28 is the longest state trunkline
with the "M-" prefix at 290 miles (467 km). Three sections of the
highway are part of the Lake Superior Circle Tour, and two sections
carry memorial highway designations. M-28 passes through forested
woodlands, bog swamps, and urbanized areas. Sections of roadway cross
the Ottawa National Forest and both sections of the Hiawatha National
Forest. Other landmarks accessible from the highway include the Seney
National Wildlife Refuge and several historic bridges. M-28 dates to the
1919 formation of the state's trunkline system, though the original
highway was much shorter. It was expanded eastward to the Sault Ste.
Marie area in the late 1920s.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-28_%28Michigan_highway%29>
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Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race at the
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To patch, repair, or refurbish.
2. (transitive) Often as vamp up: to fabricate or put together
(something) from existing material, or by adding new material to
3. (transitive) To cobble together, to extemporize, to improvise.
4. (transitive, intransitive, music, specifically) To perform a vamp (“a
repeated, often improvised accompaniment, for example, under dialogue or
while waiting for a soloist to be ready”).
5. (transitive, shoemaking) To attach a vamp (to footwear).
6. (transitive, intransitive, now dialectal) To travel by foot; to walk.
7. (intransitive) To delay or stall for time, as for an audience. […]
8. (transitive) To seduce or exploit someone.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man,
that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of his
friends, and that the most liberal professions of good will are very far
from being the surest marks of it. I should be happy that my own
experience had afforded fewer examples of the little dependence to be
placed upon them.
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