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Port Huron in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

All Aboard!

 
 
All Aboard! Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
1. All Aboard! Marker
Inscription.

This is the Fort Gratiot Station. It welcomed immigrants, settlers, military and other travelers to Port Huron during the late 19th century. The Grand Trunk Railway built this depot in 1858 and launched daily passenger service to Detroit the following year. In the early 1860s, young Tom Edison worked on the train, selling newspapers and snacks to the passengers.
 
Erected by Thomas Edison Depot Museum.
 
Location. 42° 59.921′ N, 82° 25.566′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Edison Parkway and the Bluewater Bridge to Sarnia, on the right when traveling south on Thomas Edison Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making Tracks (a few steps from this marker); Immigration (a few steps from this marker); Tom Edison at Grand Trunk (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans (a few steps from this marker); Wilderness Outpost
All Aboard! Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
2. All Aboard! Marker
Marker at right of photo
(a few steps from this marker); Edison Homesite (a few steps from this marker); Ships on the St. Clair (a few steps from this marker); Bridging the Blue Waters (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Edison Depot Museum, Port Huron MI. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Grand Trunk Mainline, and how it got that way. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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