Template:Did you know nominations/A-2 (Michigan county highway)

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The result was: promoted by Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:21, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

A-2 (Michigan county highway)

  • ... that with the designation of County Highway A-2 in 1970, Mrs. Howard "Gene" Temple became "the first woman in the state of Michigan to obtain a highway designation from State Highway Commission"? Source: "Blue Star Highway Gets Additional Road Signs". The Holland Evening Sentinel. May 5, 1970. p. 18. ISSN 1050-4044. OCLC 13440201. Retrieved May 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.

Moved to mainspace by Imzadi1979 (talk). Self-nominated at 18:23, 3 October 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg New enough. Long enough. Free of copyright violations. Earwig is clear. Hook is interesting (IMO) and supported by in line citation to WP:RS. Having personally driven this road (I like blue lines), I am happy to see it get some well deserved recognition. QPQ confirmed. Well done! 7&6=thirteen () 14:35, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but first I removed the unnecessary quoting in the article. The hook can be written:
  • ALT0a: ... that with the designation of County Highway A-2 in 1970, Mrs. Howard "Gene" Temple became the first Michigan woman to acquire a highway designation from the State Highway Commission?
  • But this fact isn't so interesting; it's just another "first woman" hook and says nothing about the story behind it. It would be more hooky to talk about the motel successfully gaining 50 signs to help people find it. Yoninah (talk) 13:35, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I left a last notice at the nominator's talk page. Yoninah (talk) 20:10, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT0a checks out. Support by in line WP:RS. 7&6=thirteen () 20:47, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
    • @Yoninah: I think the fact that she was the first is still quite interesting. I don't think we can point to any specific highway number in the state and state with certainty that any one person was responsible, let alone the whole CDH numbering system. Imzadi 1979  21:21, 27 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Imzadi1979. Your reviewer agrees with you, so this is off to the main page! Yoninah (talk) 21:34, 27 October 2020 (UTC)