Just a couple of shots to give you the idea of Clare, Michigan.
Clare is a small town in roughly the middle of Michigan. It is pretty close to the intersection of US-10 and US-127 and has a population of a little over 5,000 people. It is sometimes claimed to be the Gateway to the North because of it's location. Probably when the major highway heading up north was US-27, that would have been the case but with I-75, most of the people from the Detroit area bypass it.