One of the 1st locomotives to pass thru Angola Indiana

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One of the 1st locomotives to pass thru Angola Indiana

Post by Notch 8 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:19 am

Fort Wayne & Jackson Railroad The E.O.Grosvenor.

Mr Grosvenor must had been an influential person of the time to have a locomotive named after him.. OR had invested some money into the railroad to make it come to fruition..

The Grosvenor House Museum is the renovated home of E.O. Grosvenor, one time Lt. Governor of Michigan. Mr. Grosvenor was head of the commission in charge of building the Michigan state capitol building, and his home was designed by the same architect as the capitol. A 32 room Victorian Italianate structure, the museum is open weekends from 2-5 pm from Mother's Day until the end of September.

The first weekend of December the Grosvenor House hosts "Christmas at the Grosvenor House" when the house is decorated as it might have been in the Grosvenor's day and the house is alive with music and fun. Homemade cookies and punch are part of the excitement.

211 Maumee St - Jonesville, MI 49250-1246 - 517-849-9596

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