Albion Interactive History / Streets / US 12

Albion Interactive History

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U.S. 12 / M-99
 
    

Just east of Albion sat the intersection of U.S. 12 and M-99, a junction on the busy main road between Detroit and
Chicago in the days before Interstate 94 was opened in 1960.US-12 passed through the heart of Albion, along present day Michigan Avenue. The opening of the interstate had a significant effect on hotels,restaurants, and retailers who relied on the heavy traffic passing throughAlbion between Detroit and Chicago.


Just east of Albion sat the intersection of U.S. 12 and M-99, a junction on the busy main road between Detroit and Chicage in the days before Interstate 94 was oppened in 1960. The tranquil scene from the late 1950s shows the Speedway “79” service station which once stood on the site.

Source: Isaac Kremer

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