Smith Creek Depot

Smith Creek Depot (HM1HR6)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48124 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.438', W 83° 13.726'

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While working as a newsboy on the Grand Trunk Railway line, Thomas Edison sent along the latest Civil War news by telegraph. That way, he could be guaranteed newspaper sales when he arrived at each depot.

This small but busy railroad station was an exciting place for people traveling in and out of town.
For many families, Smith Creek Depot was more than a place to catch a train. People could also mail packages and send telegrams. The stationmaster, who sold tickets and worked the telegraph machine, lived here with his family.
Built in 1859 in Smiths Creek, Michigan, on the Grand Trunk Railway line.
HM NumberHM1HR6
Placed ByThe Henry Ford
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 3:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 316305 N 4686301
Decimal Degrees42.30730000, -83.22876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.438', W 83° 13.726'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 26.28" N, 83° 13' 43.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)313, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Christie Street, Dearborn MI 48124, US
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