The next stop is one that I have been meaning to make for a long time--Durand Union Station. I usually have Jackson and Lucky with me, and it just seems too complicated. Although, now that we've been we'll definitely go back with the whole family. Jackson and John would love it!
Durand, MI is a small little town right off of I-69, totally worth stopping. It has that nice historic small town feel to it. I wasn't quite sure how far into town it was, this was a spur of the moment idea and a fun surprise for the boys. I plugged the railroad station into my navigation and went for it. On the way there we stumbled upon this little park with a train and railroad crossing sign. Of course, we had to get out and explore. The boys thought this was the surprise and they loved it!
It turns out that it is a beautiful memorial to a terrible train accident in 1923. It claimed four lives and 32 people were injured. Click on the picture of the historical sign below to read the details.
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|tiger drinking fountain|
|(image from Durand Union Station)|
|inside the ticket booth|