Waiting for the Trolleys

Waiting for the Trolleys (HM1ZEU)

Location: West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 34.965', W 83° 21.462'

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and Riding Between the Lakes

The trolleys made it easy to travel
through the lakes of Oakland County. In the early 1900s people got off or waited at platforms that were built for access to the track. The Detroit United Railway (DUR) bought land from local farmers for the track and waiting platforms. Taxes on this property forced the railway to charge high fares that later contributed to the demise of the trolley system. Here, where Long Lake Road crossed over the parallel Grand Trunk and DUR tracks, are stairs like those that people used to get on and off the trolleys.

You Auto Know
The rolling hills of the lakes region of Oakland County were famous for their apple orchards.
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HM NumberHM1ZEU
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Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 306527 N 4717175
Decimal Degrees42.58275000, -83.35770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 34.965', W 83° 21.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 34' 57.9" N, 83° 21' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Bloomfield Trail, West Bloomfield Township MI 48323, US
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