At one time, the West Michigan Pike was the northern extension of the Dixie Highway.
A 1915 Pamphlet was printed called "Maps, Routes and Tourist Directions of the West Michigan Pike: Lake Shore All the Way." The President of the association was Mr. Wm. H. Loutie of Grand Haven. The pamphlet is reprinted in its entirety at www.beachtowns.org.
I could not find any more information on William H. Loutie.
Lots of detailed driving instructions in that era before standardized signage. Interesting ads as well.
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