History

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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Celebrate the Legacy of Women's History during a whirlwind of events this March

by (Grand Rapids Hi...)

Submitted 03-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

A look back in history shows West Michigan women have long worn different hats while at work or play. Their lives took them to crowded cigar factories, warm laundry rooms, noisy newsrooms and the spotlight of stages. To celebrate their legacy...

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The great cathedrals of Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids is sometimes called the “City of Churches”. As you walk through the streets of Downtown Grand Rapids you can’t help notice the many beautiful cathedrals sprinkled around this great city. I have limited knowledge about these...

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Historic Civil War encampment located right beneath our feet

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

As you walk by the many shops and buildings in Heritage Hill that we have grown fond off, buildings like Martha’s Vineyard or Central High School, do you ever wonder what existed here before? I have a passion for history and one of my...

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