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M-74 (Michigan highway)

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M-74 marker

M-74
M-74 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Missaukee County Road Commission
Length18.4 mi[2] (29.6 km)
Existed1919[1]–1939[3][4]
Major junctions
West end M-66 in Pioneer
South end M-55 near Merritt
Location
CountiesMissaukee
Highway system
M-73I-75

M-74 was the designation of a state trunkline highway in the US state of Michigan. The highway ran through rural Missaukee County connecting Pioneer with Merritt. The highway was designated by 1919 along a longer route. It was shortened before it was totally removed from the highway system in the late 1930s.

Route description[edit]

M-74 started at a junction with M-66 near the community of Pioneer. It ran east on Moorestown Road through Stittsville to Moorestown before turning south on Nelson Road. There it ran through the community of Star City, turning west briefly on Walker Road and running south on Star City Road before terminating at a junction with M-55 west of Merritt. All of M-74 was a gravel highway.[2][3]

History[edit]

On July 1, 1919, M-74 ran between Pioneer and M-55 west of Merritt. There it turned east running concurrently with M-55 to Merritt where it turned south to Moddersville and terminated.[1] The spur south of Merrit remained a state highway through at least late 1938.[5] Late that year or early the next, the roadway between Merritt and Moddersville was turned back to local control and removed from the highway system.[3][5] By late 1939, the entire highway was decommissioned in its entirety.[4] The highway designation has not been used since.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway was in Missaukee County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Pioneer0.00.0 M-66 – Lake City, KalkaskaHistoric western terminus
Merritt18.429.6 M-55 – Lake City, Houghton LakeSouthern terminus at time of decommissioning
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. Lower Peninsula sheet. OCLC 15607244. Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Archives of Michigan.
  2. ^ a b c Google (March 4, 2011). "Overview Map of Former M-74" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 4, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (April 15, 1939). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map) (Summer ed.). [c. 1:850,000]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § H10. OCLC 12701143.
  4. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (December 1, 1939). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map) (Winter ed.). [c. 1:850,000]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § H10. OCLC 12701143. Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Archives of Michigan.
  5. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (December 1, 1938). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map) (Winter ed.). [c. 1:850,000]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § H10. OCLC 12701143. Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Archives of Michigan.
  6. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (2015). Pure Michigan: State Transportation Map (Map). c. 1:975,000. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. Full map. OCLC 42778335, 900162490.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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