The Legs of a journey along a latitude around the world are formed based on attention span. I found that an hour plus scrolling east along a latitude on-line is about as much as I can do before my eyes grow a bit weary, and I may lose a certain level of excitement and interest in all the places I discover on the east-west path.
Resuming the journey East around the world, from Manchester, Vermont and eventually returning:
Muskegon, Michigan (43.10N courses through the Southern edge of Muskegon, but I find Muskegon compelling).
Sullivan, Michigan, just a bit East.
Ravenna, Michigan, Ravenna Ductile Iron: Population 1,200. http://www.ravennami.com/ A Great Park System- three parks connected by trails, 80 acres.
A series of square grid roads and fields, such as those East and West of Kenowa Ave.
Camp Lake interesting
Across the 131- what feels like a big highway on this LAT!
14 Mile Rd NE
Greenville, smackdab in the middle of the small city
Carson City, Michigan, right down the middle: http://www.carsoncitymi.com/. New benches for downtown, donations needed.
Perrinton, and Pompeii, two ag towns
Chesaning, Michigan: http://www.villageofchesaning.org/, Chesaning’s local newspaper is the Tri-County Citizen. Population approximately 2,500. A Showboat festival each July, no longer, used to be a big event for the village.
Montrose Township (North of Flint, Michigan)
Clio, Michigan– Clio Area Historical Association- Clio amphiteater on Facebook- population
On July 23, 2007 Governor Jennifer Granholm announced Clio as a community chosen by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), to take part in the Blueprints for Downtowns program. Clio will receive a comprehensive, market-driven strategy toward developing an action-oriented downtown that will result in economic growth, job creation and private investments. The Blueprints for Downtowns award, were announced to be also received by the communities of Caro and Ypsilanti. Scottville received a similar award to take part in the Cool CitiesMichigan Main Street program.
Lapeer State Game Area
Brantford Ontario, larger population, population 93,000, home of Alexander Bell, made the first phone call to Paris, Ontario, on the latitude line! Lat communication 🙂Brantford is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, founded on the Grand River. Modern Highway 403 connects it toWoodstock in the west and Hamilton in the east; and Highway 24 connects to Cambridge to the north and Simcoe to the south. It is the seat of Brant County, but it is politically separate with a government independent of the county.
Brantford is sometimes known as the “Telephone City”: former city resident Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone at his father’s home, the Bell Homestead. In 1876 he conducted the first long-distance telephone call, making it from Brantford to Paris, Ontario.
Brantford is also the birthplace of hockey player Wayne Gretzky, comedian Phil Hartman, as well as Group of Sevenmember Lawren Harris. Brantford is named after Joseph Brant, an important Mohawk chief during the American Revolutionary War and later, who led his people in their first decades in Upper Canada. Many of his and other First Nations citizens live on the neighbouring reserve of Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, the most populous reserve in Ontario.
St. Catharines (2011 population 131,400; metropolitan population 392,184) is the largest city in Canada’s Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.11 square kilometres of land. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River. It is the northern entrance of the Welland Canal. Residents of St. Catharines are known as St. Cathariners.
St. Catharines carries the official nickname “The Garden City” due to its 1,000 acres (4 km2) of parks, gardens and trails.
St. Catharines is situated in an area for commerce and trade since it is located between the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Fort Erie – US Border. Manufacturing is the city’s dominant industry, as noted by the heraldic motto, “Industry and Liberality”. General Motors of Canada, Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of General Motors, was the city’s largest employer, a distinction now held by the District School Board of Niagara. TRW Automotive operates a plant in the city, though in recent years employment there has shifted from heavy industry and manufacturing to services.