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Station:  Haslett, MI (Pine Lake)

GTW Haslett Station and water towerHaslett was settled about 1879 in Ingham County seven miles northeast of Lansing on the Grand Trunk Western. The town was also known at times as Pine Lake and Haslett Park. It was renamed Haslett in 1895. [MPN]

A summer came was located here for spiritulists.

According to an article written in the Grand Trunk Western Historical Society magazine Semaphore (8/2001), the GTW reached Haslett around June, 1879.  The original name of the station was Pine Lake (which is now known as Lake Lansing).  It was then changed to Haslett Park, and then Haslett.  A new depot was built around 1900 on the west side of the tracks.  The location also had a water tower, which is shown in the accompanying photo from the Society archieves.

Photo info/credit: This is an early photo of the Pine Lake depot and water tower. [Unknown]

The GTW had a water tower at Pine Lake (photo at left). [GTWHS]