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View Resource Connecting the Upper Peninsula: East to West and North to South - The Wesley Perron Railroad Collection and Others

Transportation plays a unique and vital role in Upper Michigan’s history. In the late 19th and 20th century, the Upper Peninsula presented the greatest challenges and richest rewards to people who were tough enough to build an economy and a way of life around rail lines, shipping routes, and sled trails. This site documents their successes and their failures, from the building of the first...

http://updigit.uproc.lib.mi.us/cdm/landingpage/collection/Pe...
View Resource Ford House

A website on the Edsel & Eleanor Ford house with details about the architecture, gardens and events.

http://www.fordhouse.org/
View Resource Henry Ford Estate Fairlane

Fair Lane, located in Dearborn, Michigan, was the beloved family home of Clara and Henry Ford from 1915 until 1950. Upon Clara’s death, it was given to Ford Motor Company, and in 1957 Ford donated the estate and the farmlands to the University of Michigan for construction of the Dearborn campus. In 1966, it was among the first in the nation to receive the prestigious designation as a...

http://www.henryfordestate.org/
View Resource Houghton County Rail Roads

Digital Collection of Houghton County railroad related materials.

http://updigit.uproc.lib.mi.us/cdm/landingpage/collection/hc...
View Resource Michigan Highways

Dedicated to the past, present and future of the Michigan State Trunkline system as well as other highways and routes throughout the Great Lakes State, “Michigan Highways” is a clearinghouse of information on Michigan's highways from 1918—the year the first trunklines were assigned their route numbers—to the present. Explore the growth of Michigan’s...

http://www.michiganhighways.org/index.html
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