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La Plaisance Bay Pike

Historical Marker
A marker tells the story of La Plaisance Bay Pike, a turnpike built in the mid 1800s that ran from the La Plaisance Bay on the northwest shore of Lake Erie to the settlement of Jacksonburg (the present-day Jackson) and then further southeast where it intersected the Sauk Trail.  The intersection, some 30 miles southeast of Jacksonburg, was called Cambridge Junction and a popular stagecoach stop, the Walker Tavern flourished there in the 19th century (see below). The road was completed in 1835 and a few years later several boggy sections of it were covered by oak planks.  During those years, thousands of settlers heading to West Michigan and beyond used the pike road.



Community Center M-50
Tecumseh, MI
GPS Coordinates:
42.00466, -83.93366
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