Timeline - 1842

  • Detroit & Pontiac Railroad builds a new station at Gratiot and Farmer. It uses Gratiot Avenue from Dequindre to Farmer to access downtown, much to the annoyance of local residents. Gratiot is impassible after rain storms. [DWS]

  • Copper mining begins in Keweenaw County.

  • MCRR opens first Grass Lake depot. [MHM]


Timeline Key:

  • Railroad event in Michigan
  • Event relating to mining
  • Event related to car ferries
  • Event outside of Michigan
  • Improvement in Technology
  • Railroad built or extended
  • Railroad abandoned and/or removed
  • Economic panic or depression