Station: Lakeland, MI

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Lakeland MI MapLakeland was a resort town on Zukey Lake in Livingston County for both the GTW and Ann Arbor railroads. Historian Mark Worrall noted that if you look at the Owosso Argus newspaper prior to the widespread use of the automobile, you will find many ads for excursions to Zukey Lake, some of which were specifically for Ann Arbor railroad employees.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the Lakeland depot in the early part of the 20th century. The building to the left may be a hotel. [Alan Loftis collection]. 2nd photo, An Ann Arbor railroad northbound passenger special stops in the interlocking at Lakeland. A crowd of well-dressed patrols is taking advantage of the benefits of Zukey Lake. [Mark Worrall collection]. 3rd photo, a map of the Hamburg/Lakeland area. [USGS and Dale Berry]

1918. The AARR had a day station agent here, as well as a day operator at the tower. [TRT]