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History Hounds - General Alger’s Railroad: The Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Railroad

History Hounds - General Alger’s Railroad: The Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Railroad
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  • What history zoom virtual event
  • When Oct 19, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where Zoom
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 269-945-4263
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As a member of the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the Hastings Public Library is able to give patrons access to virtual presentations on Michigan history.

History Hounds General Alger’s Railroad

Russell A. Alger–soldier, politician, businessman, and human dynamo–wanted a railroad to link Bay City and Alpena. Join us to learn how Alger overcame huge engineering obstacles, including bridging the Rifle River, to complete the Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Railroad (later the Detroit & Mackinac) in 1889.

Email staff@HastingsPublicLibrary.porg for information on how to register for this event.

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227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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