The Rapidian

Glance at the Past

Glance at the Past - Deadly Diseases

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

A brief history of the types of diseases and number of deaths is told from Secretary Wilson's 1898 Board of Health report.

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Glance at the Past - Chinese Restaurants

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

This episode shares the story of Chan Hoy and his quest to bring Chinese food to Grand Rapids for the first time ever in 1902.

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Glance at the Past - Ryerson Public Library

by (WYCE)

Submitted 03-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

In 1904, the Ryerson Library opened to give Rapidians a place for books. A renovation in 2003 made the Ryerson Library what it is today: the Grand Rapids Public Library.

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Glance at the Past - Grab Corners

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

This episode shares the history of Campau Square, formerly known as Grab Corners.

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Glance at the Past - City Horses

by (WYCE)

Submitted 02-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

This episode of Glance at the Past focuses on the role of horses in the city.

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Glance at the Past - Maya Lin

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-31-2011 under NONPROFITS

Maya Lin designed the central gathering area in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Glance at the Past - Indian Mounds

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids' original Indian Mounds have been replaced by reconstructions.

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Glance at the Past - East Side Canal

by (WYCE)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

The East Side Power Canal was started in 1835 and completed in 1842.

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Glance at the Past - Fulton Street Cemetery

by (WYCE)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The history of Grand Rapids' early burial plot, established in 1838.

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Glance at the Past - Beer Comes to Grand Rapids

by (WYCE)

Submitted 05-27-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

John Pannel and Christoph Kusterer tap Grand Rapids' first kegs.

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