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Glance at the Past - Steam Heat

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In 1897 the Edison Electric Company began laying mains in the streets and alleys to furnish steam heat to businesses. Today, steam is still produced and distributed to approximately 130 customers in the downtown area of Grand Rapids.
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Glance at the Past is a local history radio project presented by Grand Rapids Historical Commission and the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. It's written and voiced by award-winning local historian Diana Barrett.

 

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These are awesome little productions. I'd love to hear longer, in depth, podcast-style talks by local experts as well.

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