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Early train travel in Michigan

In 1831, the first passenger locomotive appeared in New York, the DeWitt Clinton. But the design was flawed because the wooden stagecoaches tended to catch fire as the embers blew back from the engine. By the time Michigan achieved statehood in 1837, 24 companies were chartered to produce 1,011 miles of railroad in the new state.

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Early train travel in Michigan