[Daily article] October 15: H-58 (Michigan county highway)

H-58 is a county-designated highway in the US state of Michigan that
runs east–west 69 miles (111 km) between the communities of Munising
and Deer Park in the Upper Peninsula. The western section is routed
through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a national park on Lake
Superior that was created on October 15, 1966, and through the adjacent
Lake Superior State Forest in Alger County. A roadway was present along
parts of today’s H-58 by the late 1920s; initially, this gravel and
earth county road between Munising and Kingston Corners connected with
other roads to Grand Marais. In the 1930s, another segment was built to
connect to Deer Park and to fill in the gap between Kingston Corners and
Grand Marais. The H-58 designation was created after the county-
designated highway system itself was formed in 1970. Federal legislation
from the 1990s allowed the National Park Service to fund improvements to
H-58 as the main access road to the park. Paving projects were completed
between 2006 and 2010 along the entire length of H-58 in Alger County;
the segment in Luce County is still a gravel road.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:


The Siege of Vienna ended as the Austrians repelled the
invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked
conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.


Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer in the French
military, was wrongly arrested for treason.


Air India (aircraft pictured), the flag carrier airline of
India, began operations under the name Tata Airlines.


Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes completed the first
synthesis of norethisterone, the progestin that would later be used in
one of the first two oral contraceptives.


An offshore earthquake measuring 6.7 Mw occurred 10 km (6
miles) southwest of the Island of Hawaii.

Wiktionary’s word of the day:

pip pip:
1. (Britain, colloquial) Goodbye; cheerio, toodeloo (toodle-oo), toodle pip
(mostly used by the upper classes).
2. (Britain, colloquial) A general greeting, mostly used by the upper
3. (Britain, colloquial) Used to create enthusiasm, mostly by the upper

Wikiquote quote of the day:

  This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems God
gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and
goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden
opportunity hidden in the ruins.  
–A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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