I was doing research at one time looking at the Monroe area using Google Earth and I some certain road patterns caught my attention. They are in downtown Monroe, Bolles Harbor, and Detroit Beach just to name a few within the County.
Triangles… Some of them are just obvious and seem to be out of place but somehow fit into where they are.
Maybe it’s nothing at all… Maybe it just the way the roads worked out when there wasn’t a lot around. Use of old Indian Trails or the old, the shortest distance to anywhere is a straight line.
Maybe the triangles throughout the County are Masonic? Which would seem make sense since the Masonic order is believed to been started in Michigan sometime in 1764 or later. The area was still young and people moving into the area did bring their beliefs and customs with them.
It is said that early French settlers that came to the area were also Masons and they may have possibly used Masonic Geometry to layout the town. It is plausible.
Another thought also is that it is said that the then President, James Madison was a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle (K.G.C.). It is also said that the first governor of the Michigan Territory, Lewis Cass was also a member of the K.G.C.
Could it have been an attempt to broaden the territory of the K.G.C. or was it more of a peroration for “things to come”? The known territory of the K.G.C. and the legend of buried treasure has been reported and some people have found treasure by researching the markings found on trees, rocks and other landscape features.
Who knows? Maybe there is some K.G.C. treasure buried somewhere in the County? That would be an interesting find to uncover.
This is just some thoughts and theory on my part. It was just an observation on my part about noticing the triangles in the roadways throughout the County. Maybe it’s just something to think about that maybe I might be on to something… Then again, it could just be a coincidence.
There are some railroads that cross each other throughout the County in and around towns. Is there a reason that they cross where they do? Probably but then again, why cross the way they do in towns? Again probably nothing and that’s the way it just worked out. As I mentioned before”the shortest distance to anywhere is a straight line”.
The screenshots below I posted is for guidance, to find and see the triangular shapes or closest triangles as possible. The screenshots are the more larger ones that are more obvious. Looking closer at some towns some may find smaller triangle shapes and in some looking, find some unusual shapes that are interesting.
One area I just thought of as I’m writhing this is North of Monroe where Telegraph Rd. and Monroe St. (M-125) join.
Click on picture for larger view.
LaPlaisance Rd. (originally called La Plaisance Bay Rd.) the forming of the triangle lower left was originally a horse-drawn rail like from the old warehouse area at Bolles Harbor. Notice that is part of a larger triangle shape.
This area of Telegraph Rd. made me wonder why is it divided in this certain area.