Station: White Cloud, MI

PM White Cloud MI Depot PM White Cloud MI Depot PM White Cloud MI Depot PM White Cloud MI DepotWhite Cloud was settled in the center of Newaygo County as a logging camp in 1871. It was known by other names such as Morgantown, Morganville and Morgan Sgtation. It was renamed as White Cloud in 1877. White Cloud was incorporated as a village in 1879 and became a city in 1950. [MPN]

White Cloud is at the center of Newaygo County and was the junction point of two Pere Marquette railroad lines. The north-south route from Grand Rapids to Baldwin crossed the southwest-northeast line between Muskegon and Big Rapids here.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the Pere Marquette depot at White Cloud. It appears that the locomotive is filling with water from a standpipe and is overflowing. [Alan Loftis collection]. 2nd photo, another view taken in 1915. 3rd photo, a view of a train in front of the depot, date not known. 4th photo, the same location with a better view of the water standpipe. [Alan Loftis collection]

1905 improvements: The PM builds a new depot at White Pigeon. [PMAR-1905]