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Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan's Interurbans

 
 
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By Joel S., November 14, 2015
1. Michigan's Interurbans Marker
Inscription. Michigan's first interurban, the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, began operating in 1890. Pulled by a steam engine, the cars went west on Packard Road to the Ann Arbor city limits. Because of the low fares (10 cents one way) and frequent service (cars leaving every 90 minutes) the line was soon carrying over 600 passengers daily. Electric power was adopted in 1896. In a few years a network of interurbans was built in southern Micigan. The "Ypsi-Ann" became part of a Detroit to Jackson road that carried 5,300 passengers a day in 1902. It became possible to go from Detroit to Kalamazoo or from Bay City to Cincinnati on connecting lines. But the automobile, bus, and truck put the interurbans out of business in Michigan in the 1920's. The last interurban from Ypsilanti ran in 1929.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.477′ N, 83° 36.379′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of East Michigan Avenue (Michigan Route 17) and North Park Street, on the left when traveling east on East Michigan Avenue. Click for map.
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By Joel S., November 14, 2015
2. Michigan's Interurbans Marker
Map closeup
Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 East Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48198, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bomber Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Amazing Quarter Mile (approx. mile away); Power on the River (approx. mile away); Michigan Avenue Industry (approx. mile away); Ypsilanti (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hudsons & Friends (approx. 0.3 miles away); Food and Drink (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Last Hudson Dealership (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ypsilanti.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Michigan's Interurbans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., November 14, 2015
3. Michigan's Interurbans Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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