Railroad Grade

Railroad Grade (HM2DPU)

Location: Garden, MI 49835 Delta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 43.092', W 86° 40.11'

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Fayette Historic State Park

A couple of cars loaded with lumber broke loose at the top of the Mud Lake grade and ran into some coal cars at its foot with sad results to all.Escanaba Iron Port1882
By 1872, the Jackson Iron Company had built a six-mile railroad between Fayette and its outlying sites. Hissing steam, the small locomotives A.M. White and J.C. Hicks rumbled past this point delivering carloads of charcoal, wood, and sand for furnace operations.
Evidence of the railroad-grade and roundhouse pit is visible from this site.
Placed ByFayette Historic State Park & Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 525798 N 5062791
Decimal Degrees45.71820000, -86.66850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 43.092', W 86° 40.11'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 43' 5.5199999999999" N, 86° 40' 6.6" W
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Area Code(s)906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near State Park, Garden MI 49835, US
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