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Petoskey in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station

Hemingway's Michigan

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.  

This station, built in 1899, served as the region’s transportation hub. The Hemingway family passed through it often when going from Harbor Springs to their Walloon Lake cottage. Hemingway himself used the station when travelling north from his family’s Oak Park, Illinois, home. It is the model for the train station in his novel, The Torrents of Spring, set in the Petoskey area.
 
Erected 2012 by Michigan Hemingway Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Michigan - Hemingway's Michigan series list.
 
Location. 45° 22.56′ N, 84° 57.225′ W. Marker is in Petoskey, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Lewis Street, on the left when traveling east on Bay Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petoskey MI 49770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perry Hotel (a few steps from this marker); a different

Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station and Marker
marker also named The Perry Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Elk's Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Perry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Indian Trail (about 400 feet away); Park Garden Cafe (about 400 feet away); The Annex (about 400 feet away); Site of the 1899 Department of Michigan G.A.R. Encampment (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petoskey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tour Hemingway's Michigan. (Submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Grand Rapids & Indiana. (Submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Michigan Hemingway Society. (Submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
3. Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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