During the American Civil War many new branches of Michigan’s railroad system were added to transport the state’s many manufactures.
This detailed map of the Great Lakes region includes portions of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. It was drawn and published in 1867 by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. Shown are cities and towns, rivers and waterways, township and county boundaries. Steamer routes are indicated with mileage between ports. Railroads are completely labeled with mileage between stations noted.
The Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad came under the control of the New York Central Railroad soon after this map's publishing and later was a portion of Penn Central.
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