Station: Ithaca, MI

AARR Ithaca DepotAARR Ithaca DepotAARR Ithaca DepotIthaca was settled around 1850 in Gratiot County. It was called Gratiot Center in 1855 and renamed Ithaca in 1857. It became a village in 1869 and a city in 1961. [MPN]

Ithaca was located on what became the Ann Arbor railroad, between Ashley and Alma. The railroad is now operated by the Great Lakes Central railroad.

Photo Info: Top, a postcard view of the Ann Arbor Railroad station at Ithaca. The passenger train is just pulling in and the hotel shuttle carriage awaits it's customers.  2nd photo, another photo of this depot with a train. This postcard view has been colorized. [T. J. Gaffney collection], 3rd photo, another photo of the AA depot later in its life. [Alan Loftis collection]


Time Line

1900. This is a telegraph station on the Ann Arbor railroad. [OG-1900]

1918. The AARR had a day station agent and a day operator here. [TRT]


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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