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Traverse district government plats RHC-62

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorGrand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company.
Title: Traverse district government plats
Dates: 1854-1880
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet(1 volume in 1 box)
Identification: RHC-62
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Collection Description

Ledger of plat diagrams showing land development plans of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad in northern Michigan. Each diagram contains one township, divided into thirty-six one-mile square sections, then into 40 acre lots in the Traverse district. The ledger, maintained by the Land Department, contains 148 printed township plat diagrams with geographic details and manuscript notes.


Administrative History

Formed in 1864, the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad was an important link carrying freight and passengers from the Straits of Mackinac, Michigan to Cincinnati, Ohio. It was eventually incorporated into the Pennsylvania Railroad. The railroad served to accelerate the settlement of northern Michigan, which was largely a wilderness in the mid-1800s.


Cartographic materials
Michigan
Railroads--Michigan--Maps
Real property--Maps
Surveying

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Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Traverse district government plats (RHC-62). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquistion

Acquired from William Reese Company, April 2012.


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