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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Smith Creek Depot

 
 
Smith Creek Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
1. Smith Creek Depot Marker
Inscription.  
While working as a newsboy on the Grand Trunk Railway line, Thomas Edison sent along the latest Civil War news by telegraph. That way, he could be guaranteed newspaper sales when he arrived at each depot.

This small but busy railroad station was an exciting place for people traveling in and out of town.

For many families, Smith Creek Depot was more than a place to catch a train. People could also mail packages and send telegrams. The stationmaster, who sold tickets and worked the telegraph machine, lived here with his family.

Built in 1859 in Smiths Creek, Michigan, on the Grand Trunk Railway line.

 
Erected by the Henry Ford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 42° 18.438′ N, 83° 13.726′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Junction Street and Christie Street, on the left when traveling east on Junction Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
2. Smith Creek Depot Marker
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distance of this marker. Hanks Silk Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (about 500 feet away); Millpond (about 600 feet away); Armington & Sims Machine Shop (about 600 feet away); Wright Cycle Shop (about 700 feet away); Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carver Lab (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
More about this marker. This marker and the building it identifies are found in Greenfield Village, a outdoor historical museum/park, located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn, Michigan. The road names use on this page are those found inside Greenfield Village and are for pedestrians use only (except for the occasional Model T running around).
 
Additional keywords. Thomas A. Edison
 
Smith Creek Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
3. Smith Creek Depot
<i>Smith's Creek Depot, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1925
4. Smith's Creek Depot, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on November 11, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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