I set off yesterday on a mission to drive the entire length of M-50 from Monroe to where it ends near Grand Rapids. This is a trip that I've wanted to do for years. Ken's trip last weekend inspired me to get off my duff and finally do it. The trip was only partially successful. I only made it as far as Jackson. On the other hand, the trip was everything I'd hoped it would be and was the most enjoyable day I've had in a very long time.
This is where M-50 starts. The corner of Monroe Street and M-50 looking west. To the east, Behind me, is East Front Street, which continues and becomes M-50. Monroe was founded in 1785. As a child, Monroe was home to George Armstrong Custer as he attended school. He returned and married a woman from Monroe.
There are other important people from Monroe, but Custer is the most famous.