today in history - july 20, 1738
french explorer pierre gaultier de varennes et de la vérendrye reaches the western shore of lake michigan.
• cure cerebral boredom
• help those afflicted with superfluous time
• keep blood in active circulation
love to be alone. i never found the companion that is so companionable as solitude
— henry david thoreau
belle isle coach station
although originally intended as a streetcar waiting station, the shelter was never specifically used as such, as there were no direct rails accessing the station from the nearby streetcar lines along jefferson avenue. instead, the station served as a layover and boarding station for the belle isle bus line.
(for more info and photo credits visit belle isle coach station)