In The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, what states do the Watsons travel through?

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In traveling from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama, the Watsons would have had to travel through Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee before reaching their destination in Alabama.  Depending on which roads they took, it is also possible that they may have spent a short time in Ohio after leaving Michigan and before crossing into Indiana as well.

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The Watsons begin their trip in Flint, Michigan. Momma has created a notebook detailing the costs of the trip, the route, the stops along the way, etc. She plans for the trip to take three days. The Watsons are to drive for three hundred miles from Flint, Michigan to Cincinnati, Ohio. Wilona planned for them to stay in a motel and then journey on to Knoxville, Tenessee. On the third day, they were to drive from Tenessee to Birmingham, Alabama. Taking this route would bring the Watsons through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and then Alabama.

Although Momma has planned their route and stops very carefully, she doesn't count on Daddy deciding to drive the whole way through to save money on motels. Momma is furious when she finds out that Daddy has altered her carefully laid plans, but is thrilled when they arrive in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

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