Station: Prescott, MI

DM Prescott MI DepotPrescott was settled about 1879 when the Lake Huron & Southwestern narrow gauge railroad came through here logging the area. The town was known as Prescott's Camp Six but renamed Prescott in 1882. It became a village in 1947.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, the Detroit & Mackinac railway depot at Prescott. [Dale Berry collection]


July 22, 1903. The Tawas Sugar Co. ran a train Monday morning over the Detroit & Mackinac railroad to the beet fields at Prescott, about 20 miles away. It carried laborers - men, women and children - to work in the fields, employing in the fields at Prescott from 100 to 200 people.[PHTH-1093-0722]