Three Rivers, Michigan (March 2017)
Three Rivers is located near the old Sauk Trail, a pathway between Detroit and Chicago that was first forged by wooly mammoths, then followed by buffalo and the first humans to live in this area. When white European settlers arrived, there was a footpath one foot wide and one foot deep from single-file foot traffic. The settlers promptly set about carving out their own pathways—wagon trails and then railroads. Trains still pass through Three Rivers on these tracks, which run along the Rocky River in downtown Three Rivers, though the grain elevator is now headquarters for a local construction company and the next generation is making its mark with spray paint.