A Lake and a Trolley

A Lake and a Trolley (HM1ZHW)

Location: Keego Harbor, MI 48320 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 35.886', W 83° 20.832'

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Cass Lake was the quiet pleasure
of farmers and merchants until the first trolley rail system was built through the area in 1895, bringing "weekenders" from Pontiac and Detroit to the area. In 1912 real estate developer Joseph E. Sawyer began selling lots for homes and cottages on the lake and near Orchard Lake Road. Many new members of the community were factory workers and tradespeople working for resorts, landowners and merchants. Keego Harbor officially became a city in 1955 around the intersection of Cass Lake Road and Orchard Lake Road, and remains a gateway to the attractions of Oakland County's lakes.

You Auto Know
The Ojibway word for "fish" is "gigo." Longfellow used the word "keego" in his poem Hiawatha.
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
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Date Added Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 307436 N 4718856
Decimal Degrees42.59810000, -83.34720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.886', W 83° 20.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 53.16" N, 83° 20' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)734, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Bloomfield Trail, Keego Harbor MI 48320, US
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