Pere Marquette Railway Map Taken From the Last Page of Michigan summer resorts: including the Michigan east coast resorts: a guide to the summering places in the lake and river region of the state of Michigan.
Pere Marquette Railroad. Passenger Dept. (1913). Michigan summer resorts: including the Michigan east coast resorts: a guide to the summering places in the lake and river region of the state of Michigan. 1913 ed. Detroit, Mich.: Passenger Dept., Pere Marquette Railroad.
The Beginings of the Pere Marquette Railway
The Pere Marquette Railway Company has grown slowly and laboriously. It was built piece by piece, often under difficult conditions, with the goal of serving new settlements and making available Michigan’s vast stocks of lumber and mineral richness.
Its history began with the formation of three railroads: the Flint and Pere Marquette, the Chicago and West Michigan, and the Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Western.
The first of these roads filed their Articles of Association with the Secretary of State in Lansing on January 22, 1857, and opened for business the first portion of its line, which extended from East Saginaw to Mt. Morris, a distance of 26.1 miles.