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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Clinton Inn in Clinton

There is a unique story in Clinton, south of Ann Arbor and located on the Old Saulk Trail, an Indian path that was used between Detroit and Chicago (now US 12). The stagecoaches used to make a couple of trips a day in the 1800's between the two cities, and an overnight stop was frequently used at the Clinton Inn, built in 1830.  The inn, in total disrepair and filled with garbage, was bought by Henry Ford in 1925.  He moved it to Greenfield Village and we know it so well today as the Eagle Tavern. The Clinton Inn in the photo above stands at the main crossroads of town. It was built in 1900 and serves good food and has 10 guest rooms on the second floor. The third floor contains apartments. It's a unique place from which to explore the Irish Hills.

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