Smiths Creek Depot

Smiths Creek Depot was built on the Grand Trunk Railway in 1858 in Smiths Creek, Michigan nine miles southwest of Port Huron, and served both as a train stop and home to the stationmaster and his family. Like many small-town stations of its day, the railroad depot was a bustling center of travel, commerce, and communication. Smiths Creek Depot was more than a place to catch a train. The stationmaster, sold tickets and worked the telegraph machine. People could also mail packages and send telegrams.

As a boy during the Civil War, Thomas Edison worked as a trainboy out of this depot, selling newspapers and candy aboard trains to passengers traveling between Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan.

http://www.wrenscottage.com/gvm/transportation/depot.php
564 views
Views by date
UnratedRate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links).

Note: VirtualGlobetrotting is an entertainment website is and is not associated with this post, location or person.

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload

Around the World Mailing List

Share:

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links).

Note: VirtualGlobetrotting is an entertainment website is and is not associated with this post, location or person.

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload