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Wolverine in Cheboygan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan Central Depot

 
 
Michigan Central Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2019
1. Michigan Central Depot Marker
Inscription.  In 1881, John M. Sanborn surveyed land owned Daniel McKillop and platted the village of Torrey. That year a post office opened here under the name "Wolverine." In 1882 the village was replatted as Wolverine. By the turn of the century, lumbering made Wolverine a boom town. The original land survey had included a right-of-way for the Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR). Early in the 1880s Wolverine became part of the MCRR's Mackinaw Division. Four passenger trains ran daily. By 1903 schedule runs increased to six as tourism to the Straits developed. The MCRR promoted Northern Michigan as "curative of hayfever, asthma, bronchial and lung affections." Around 1906 this depot opened, providing modern conveniences for travelers.
 
Erected 1991 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1696.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 16.378′ N, 84° 36.13′ W. Marker is in Wolverine, Michigan, in Cheboygan County. Marker
Michigan Central Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2019
2. Michigan Central Depot and Marker
is at the intersection of Depot Street and East Main Street (County Highway 58), on the right when traveling south on Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wolverine MI 49799, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan Central Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Inland Waterway (approx. 9 miles away); W. W. Fairbairn (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Michigan Central Railroad, Wolverine Depot. Information about the Michigan Central and the Wolverine Depot on the Detroit1701 website. (Submitted on August 20, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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