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

Making Tracks

 
 
Making Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
1. Making Tracks Marker
Inscription.

The Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada opened the first track between here and Detroit in 1859. As years passed, other railroads reached Port Huron. A line to Flint opened in 1871. Another extended into the Thumb in 1879.

In 1886, the Port Huron Electric Railway Company, with Michigan's first electric street car, transported passengers between this depot and downtown Port Huron. The Grand Trunk built the world's first international underwater railway tunnel under the St. Clair River, and passage between Port Huron and Sarnia, Ontario, began in 1891.
 
Erected by Thomas Edison Depot Museum.
 
Location. 42° 59.916′ N, 82° 25.569′ 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 (Interstate 69/94), 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. Wilderness Outpost (here, next to this marker); Edison Homesite (a few steps from this marker);
Making Tracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
2. Making Tracks Marker
Nearest marker at left center of photo, with Bluewater Bridge in upper background
All Aboard! (a few steps from this marker); Underground Railroad (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); Ships on the St. Clair (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 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Port Huron, Michigan: "A Port City Built by the Railroad". (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. St. Clair River International Railway Tunnel. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Port Huron Railroad Bridge. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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