The T-intersection of Fillmore and Fenn is the southwest corner of the Mickesawbe Reserve in Branch County, Michigan. Fillmore Road is part of the west boundary, and Fenn Road is part of the south boundary. The photo is from July 26 2009.
Fenn Road follows a section line. In fact, it’s also a township boundary. But Fillmore Road is in an “irregular” position because a local Potawatomi leader insisted. Governor Cass had instructed the surveyor to make every effort to get these boundaries to coincide with section lines. But in the end the surveyor had to accede to the terms of the treaty which allowed the Potawatomi people some choice in the location.
To remind me that there is more Spokesriding to do once things let up at work, I’ve started to collect all the treaty lines in one location that I have up to now put on miscellaneous maps. The above shows the Mickesawbe Reserve, but if you go to the full map and/or zoom out, you’ll see a number of other treaty lines from the Old Northwest, too. There are issues with some of them, and many more to put on this map. But it’s a start.