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Station: Falmouth, MI

Falmouth MI railroadsFalmouth was settled about 1871 as a lumber settlement in south central Missaukee County. The town contained a sawmill, shingle mill and grist mill. [MPN]

Falmouth was located on a Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad branch line between Missaukee Junction (north of Cadillac) to near Houghton Lake in Roscommon County. Falmouth was actually on a four mile long forest spur which left this GR&I branch at Veneer Junction.

The Missaukee Branch and spurs were taken over by the Cadillac & Lake City railroad in 1963 which ran the branch until 1975. The line was abandoned in 1981. [MRRC]

Photo Info/Credit: Cadillac & Lake City No. 11 switches near Falmouth in July, 1967. [Doug Leffler]