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Jackson was settled at the intersection of the Grand River and an Indian trail. People built gristmills on the river, the state opened a prison in 1838, and the Michigan Central Railroad arrived in 1841. By 1871 Jackson was a major railroad junction, with shops and yards, and a manufacturing center. Offices and stores are located along Michigan Avenue and residential areas of large houses are northwest and south of the center of the city.

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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