History

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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Petoskey author offers historical glimpse of Northern Michigan's Bay View community

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 01-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

Journey back to Northern Michigan's Victorian times Thursday evening, Jan. 13, when long-time Petoskey resident and author Mary Jane Doerr presents a glimpse of historic Bay View, a neighboring community near Petoskey. This popular coastal...

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Winter photos: Someone must know which street this is

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 12-30-2010 under OPINION

A couple of weeks ago, The Rapidian and The Grand Rapids Press launched their respective winter photo projects. On our part, we asked Rapidians to share what there is to love about West Michigan winters. The Press opted for a caption...

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Crowd cheers on Hispanic Flamenco Ballet at Wealthy Theatre

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-03-2010 under NEWS

On Wednesday morning, the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet's charter bus pulled up to Wealthy Theatre. Not far away were a swarm of yellow buses carrying more than 300 students. Billed on the dance company's website as the best option for student field...

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Fulton Street Cemetery - Part II: Citizens and their contributions to Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-10-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The Fulton Street Cemetery is home to men and women who made this city what it is today. Many of the things we enjoy in this city were created by the settlers of a tiny frontier town called Grand Rapids. “The people in this cemetery are...

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Fulton Street Cemetery - Part I: The history and design of a historic masterpeice

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Nestled in the Midtown neighborhood, lying quietly behind a wall on Fulton Street is a great historic relic. The Fulton Street Cemetery is a park maintained by the city for people of all ages to come and enjoy a goldmine of history. The cemetery is...

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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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Glance at the Past - Dr. Robert W. Claytor

by (WYCE)

Submitted 05-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Dr. Robert W. Claytor (1897 -1989), co-founder of the Urban League and pillar of our African-American community.

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The old Public Museum exhibits

by (Peg Treegarden)

Submitted 03-09-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Ever wonder what happens to the museum exhibits when they are no longer on display?  Well in Grand Rapids they are stored at the old public museum on the corner of Jefferson and State Street.  Recently, my husband and I were fortunate...

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