Claude Thomas Stoner Photographs and Papers 1870s-1977


Claude Thomas Stoner Photographs and Papers 1870s-1977

Dexter, Michigan, collector of materials relating to the history of railroading in Michigan. Correspondence, subject files, printed matter and photographs; contain material concerning the Ann Arbor Railroad, the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, the Manistee and Northeastern Railway Company, the Michigan Central Railroad, the Pere Marquette Railroad, and Ephraim Shay.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6389475

Bentley Historical Library

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