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Holland Walking Tour: Fire Walk of 1871

by (834design)

Submitted 06-10-2015 under

This tour will take you through parts of Downtown Holland and the Historic District affected by the Great Fire of 1871. See how the residents of Holland survived and rebuilt the community. This history walking tour is brought to you through...

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The piggeries: Grand Rapids' first recycling program

by (crestongr)

Submitted 10-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the early years of the City of Grand Rapids there was no systematic method of garbage collection. Most families disposed of their household waste by throwing it to livestock, or dumping it into abandoned wells or even directly into the Grand...

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Community Profile | Rachel Lee, the accidental historian

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 11-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Rachel Lee has sound advice for Grand Rapids city residents: “Get involved with your city.” Lee can talk the talk because she has certainly walked the walk. The East Hills resident and now “retired” president of the East Hills Neighborhood...

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