Harbor History Talk - RailraodsName: Harbor History Talk - RailraodsDate: March 21, 2019Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDTWebsite: http://www.HarborSpringsHistory.orgEvent Description:
During the 1880s, as the logging boom in northern Michigan was grinding to a halt, the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad (GR&I) turned to tourism to make its many railways profitable again. Instead of hauling timber, the railroad started hauling visitors to the Little Traverse Bay area. Learn more on Thursday, March 21 when we welcome railroad historian Jim Winslow to present on the history of the railroads in the Harbor Springs area.
Winslow has researched and collected railroad history for the last 40 years, focusing on the Grand Rapids and Indiana and the Pennsylvania Railroads. His presentation will cover the Petoskey area resort railroad service and include blueprints, a discussion of the various branches, dummy trains and general railroad history. Many items from his collection will be on display.
Winslow's talk will take place at 5:30 pm on the second floor of the Harbor Springs History Museum and refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 for Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. Due to limited seating at the museum, reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771.
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