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A Look at History

Railroads Helped Build Northern Michigan Travel Infrastructure

Railroads On April 15, 1912, the White Star ocean liner Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic. The catastrophe created headlines around the world. Understandably, many Americans changed their travel plans and goals. Almost immediately after the disaster, U.S. railroads adopted the slogan, “See America First.” As an alternative to braving the ocean, Americans could ride the rails and […]


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