Mount Clemens in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Grand Trunk Western Railroad, Mount Clemens Station
Historic Mount Clemens
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 42° 35.942′ N, 82° 53.52′ W. Marker is in Mount Clemens, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Grand Avenue north of Cass Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Grand Ave, Mount Clemens MI 48043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Edison (a few steps from this marker); Crocker House (approx. half a mile away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clinton Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Clemens Mineral Bath Industry (approx. 0.6 miles Saint Mary's School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Zion Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Clemens.
Regarding Grand Trunk Western Railroad, Mount Clemens Station. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
In the fall of 1859 Grand Trunk opened passenger depots at Port Huron and Mount Clemens. Mount Clemens, a small community known for farming and wagonmaking, gained public attention in 1872 when Dr. Abner Hayward publicized the restorative qualities of the city's mineral waters. Hundreds disembarked at the Mount Clemens station in the late 19th century, as the city prospered with a plethora of mineral spas and bath houses.
Samuel Edison moved his family to Port Huron in 1854. In 1859, twelve-year old Tom Edison secured a job on the Port Huron to Detroit Grand Trunk run as a newsboy and candy salesman. At the Mount Clemens station in August 1862, Edison rescued a three-,year old boy from the path of an onrushing box car. In gratitude, the boy's father, station agent J. U. Mackenzie, offered to teach young Edison train telegraphy and operation, an offer quickly accepted.
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