Old Michigan Southern

Old Michigan Southern (HM1DKS)

Location: Monroe, MI 48161 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 55.005', W 83° 24.013'

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One of the pioneer rail lines of the west, the Michigan Southern transported during a colorful but brief period a vast army of settlers who crossed Lake Erie by boat. Trains waited at the piers to carry the travelers and their possessions west to Chicago.
From Lake Erie to this point the line was built by local capital and was known as the River Raisin & Lake Erie, moving freight by horse-drawn cars. Sold to the State in 1837 the road was extended to Adrian, the first train running Nov. 30, 1840.
Monroe and eastern capital rescued the State from failure and extended the rails to Chicago.
About 1860 the old railroad station was moved from this site to the intersection of the Detroit-Toledo line.
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 300954 N 4643319
Decimal Degrees41.91675000, -83.40021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.005', W 83° 24.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 0.30" N, 83° 24' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 168-198 W 1st St, Monroe MI 48161, US
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