Railroad: Chicago and North Michigan Railroad Company

BuiltChicago and North Michigan RailroadChicago & West Michigan railroad

Built: 1892 Traverse City to Bay View.

Became: Chicago & West Michigan in 1899

Reference: [MRRC]


Control at inception by the C&WM.

Time Line

1898. In 1891, an act was passed exempting railroads to be constructed north of parallel 44 of latitude from taxes for ten years. Under this act as of 1898, the Chicago & North Michigan, having 92.62 miles, have been paying no taxes whatever. [DFP-1898-0323]


The following sources are utilized in this website. [SOURCE-YEAR-MMDD-PG]:

  • [AAB| = All Aboard!, by Willis Dunbar, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids ©1969.
  • [AAN] = Alpena Argus newspaper.
  • [AARQJ] = American Association of Railroads Quiz Jr. pamphlet. © 1956
  • [AATHA] = Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association newsletter "The Double A"
  • [AB] = Information provided at Michigan History Conference from Andrew Bailey, Port Huron, MI

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