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The Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Railroad

The Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Railroad image
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The East Saginaw Courier saya at various times the Saginaws have been excited over the prospecta lor the immediate construction of a railroad to Toledo via Ann Arbor. That paper adds : It is claiined that the Fennsylvania Railroad Coinpany are anxious to secure a iiue trom Toledo to Saginaw andthence North. Prominent citizens of Ann Arbor are anxious to secure the co-operation of those most interested here, and feel confident that if a reasonable efi'ort is made, sufficieut stock can be obtained to insure the construction of the road. Of the route between this city and Toledo it is hardly necessary to add anything to the statements heretofore made. Those who have the project in hand propose its continuance uorth from this city, Crossing the river at soine point near Bristol street, crossing the F. ik. P. M. this side of Freeland's, and running nearly parallel with that road until it reaches Midland, thence due north, traversing the vast belt of pine on the Sturgeon, and on the head waters of the stream tributary to the Tittabawassee, crossing the head waters of the Kawkawlin, and opening up the vast tract of pine and other valuable timber along the Tittabawassee, Tobacco, Sugar, and other streams, now difficult of access, and on which lumber operations are annually becooiing more difficult and hazardous. Some advocate a deflection to Houghton and Higgins Lakes, and thence in a northeasterly direction through the best belt of pine and hemlock in Northern Michigan, crossing the hfiad waters of the Rifle, Thunder Bay, Cheboygan, and other streauis. Others think a straight line through the counties of Ogemstw, Oscoda, Montniorency, Presque Isle, and Cheboygan to the Straits would be preierable to the denection to the Lakes.


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