Kinnear, located two miles west of Dexter was the site of Michigan's first railroad track water pans, which were built in 1901. The pans were situated between the rails and heated during cold weather. Steam locomotives scooped up the water as they moved over the pans. The Kinnear pans and telegraph station were named after Wilson S. Kinnear, chief engineer of the Detroit River Railroad tunnel. In 1913 the pan were dismantled and moved to Four Mile Lake between Dexter and Chelsea.
|Series||This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series|
|Placed By||State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 262428 N 4691567|
|Decimal Degrees||42.34010000, -83.88390000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 20.406', W 83° 53.034'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 20' 24.36" N, 83° 53' 2.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3458 Broad St, Dexter MI 48130, US|
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