Station:  Russell, Michigan

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     The town of Russell, Michigan which was located in northwest Alcona County, was created by the narrow gauge AuSable and Northwestern Railroad which was a logging railroad in northeastern Michigan.  The AS&NW's base location was on the AuSable River at Potts and the route went northeast into the woods, originally to this lumber village.  After cutting and dragging on skids to the rail, the lumber was loaded and brought down the AS&NW to Potts, where it was dropped into the AuSable River and floated to the lumber mills in AuSable and Oscoda on Lake Huron.  The name of Potts was changed to McKinley after a change in ownership of the railroad.



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