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Drake's vision had significant impact on Manitowoc

4:54 PM, May 17, 2013
Karyl Rommelfanger
Karyl Rommelfanger
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As transportation systems developed throughout Manitowoc Country, there were numerous attempts to establish rail lines from one point to another. Many of them failed.

However, one idea that began in Michigan became very significant for the city of Manitowoc.

In November 1852, visionary Morgan L. Drake petitioned Congress for land to extend the Detroit and Pontiac Railroad to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, via a route that would run from Pontiac to Pere Marquette, Mich. - now Ludington. ...

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