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Sherrif’s posse arrests 44 men in Jackson
April 19, 2022 @ 12:00 am
On this day in 1851, a posse from the Wayne County sheriff’s office rode west in the middle of the night to the village of Michigan Center and arrested 44 men. The incident that provoked the trial, known as “The Great Railroad Conspiracy,”pitted a group of Jackson County farmers against the Michigan Central Railroad. The railroad won.