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VICKSBURG, MI HISTORY

DEPOT MUSEUM PAGE 1

Part of the VICKSBURG HISTORY website

Property of the Vicksburg Historical Society

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The Vicksburg Deport Museum, formerly a depot for the Grand Trunk & Western Railroad (a part of the Canadian National System), has more than 10,000 historical and genealogical items in its collection.  In addition, it features a historic village of buildings important to the development of Vicksburg and the south Kalamazoo county region on the depot grounds.  Museum Closes January 1 to April 1

This page address:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~mivhs/vicksburgdepot.htm

 

Table of Contents

MAIN PAGE

DEPOT MUSEUM Page 1

DEPOT MUSEUM PAGE 2

DEPOT MUSEUM PAGE 3

DEPOT MUSEUM PAGE 4

DEPOT MUSEUM PAGE 5

GOURDNECK PRAIRIE CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTIONS

HISTORIC VILLAGE

Historic Village - VICKSBURG COMMERCIAL  PRINT SHOP
Historic Village - STRONG SCHOOL

LEE PAPER COMPANY

SCHOOLS

VICKSBURG HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY

VILLAGE OF FULTON

VILLAGE VIEWS

Kalamazoo County USGenWeb Site

all contemporary photographs taken by Dick Branch

THE VICKSBURG  DEPOT

then - 1904, carriage in front of the depot

and 100 years later, 2004

 
DEPOT HISTORY
 

Vicksburg Depot, 1907 

The Union Station in Vicksburg, MI,  was constructed in 1904 near the crossing of the Grand Trunk and Western Railroad (Canadian National RR) and the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad (subsequently purchased by the Pennsylvania RR ) - see the KALAMAZOO RAILROADS AND INTERUBANS PAGE.  The brick and stone structure was erected a cost of $5000.00.  The track crew installed a double diamond where the north-south and east-west tracks, which is preserved today.

GT - Grand Trunk and Western Railroad, a division of Canadian National

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Union Depot, 1908

Grand Trunk & Western / Pennsylvania Rail Road Depot, 1972

 
 
The Depot went into disuse in the 1970's. The Vicksburg  Historical Society acquired and restored the building.  In 1990 it was reopened as a museum.

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Track layout showing the Vicksburg Depot

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MUSEUM EXTERIOR - 2001

Photographs and architectural views

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View from Richardson Street

 

Views from the track side

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Vicksburg Depot Page 2

Railroad Links:

MICHIGAN RAILROAD LINKS

MICHIGAN RAILROAD HISTORY

MICHIGAN RAILROAD HISTORY TIME LINES BY ERA

MICHIGAN PASSENGER DEPOTS

Kalamazoo County Depots

Kalamazoo Depots

Grand Trunk Historical Society

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Vicksburg Depot Page 2

Kalamazoo County USGenWeb Site