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Cooperstown in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Interurban Depot

 
 
Interurban Depot Marker Obverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, July 19, 2020
1. Interurban Depot Marker Obverse
Inscription.  This depot and substation served the Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway, an electric interurban railroad that operated from 1902 to 1928. A third rail in the country and an overhead wire in cities supplied the train’s power. Frequent runs made travel possible between cities and outlying communities. The rising popularity of automobiles resulted in the decline of interurbans. The depot is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1998 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number 199.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 43° 3.841′ N, 85° 56.152′ W. Marker is in Cooperstown, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Main Street west of Ottawa Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 Main St, Coopersville MI 49404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles W. Westover (a few steps from this marker); Blendon Landing (approx. 7˝ miles away); Jenison Museum (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Muskegon Railway Depot National Register Nomination. (Submitted on August 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Interurban Depot/Coopersville Historical Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, July 19, 2020
2. Interurban Depot/Coopersville Historical Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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