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This is All That Remains of the Original USS Michigan, And It’s in a Pennsylvania Museum

The first ship the US Navy ever called the Michigan today sits in a museum in Pennsylvania. Learn the history of the ship and why it's not home - or is it?

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These Are the Buildings Set to Open During the 2017 Hidden Kalamazoo Tour

The annual Hidden Kalamazoo Tour allows you the very rare opportunity to tour historic and iconic buildings in downtown Kalamazoo. Here's a look at the buildings set to open during the 2017 tour.

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The Revolutionary Story of the Namesake of Battle Creek’s Emmett Township – Robert Emmet

Emmett Township lies south and west of Battle Creek in Michigan's Calhoun County. Emmett is the home of Firekeepers Casino as well as much of Battle Creek's busy shopping district along B Drive. Do you know the story of Robert Emmet, the man for whom Emmett Township is named?

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If You Think You Know the Meaning of the Word ‘Kalamazoo’ – You’re Probably Wrong

Kalamazoo is a fun and silly word to say. It rolls off the tongue and it's almost physically impossible to not smile when saying it. But where exactly did the word come from and what does it mean? If you think you know, you're probably wrong.

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This Gurney From the Kalamazoo Asylum is for Sale and Will Haunt Your Nightmares

A gurney that once wheeled patients around the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital is being offered to the public by the State of Michigan in a surplus items sale being conducted by Western Michigan University.

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This West Michigan Park May Be a Tribute to the Confederate States of America

Hackley Park in Muskegon looks like any other downtown park in any city in America with walkways and statues. But some Muskegonites say there's a secret history that goes back to the Civil War.

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Remember When Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek Was a Brick-Paved Street?

Do you remember when West Michigan Avenue heading into downtown Battle Creek was paved with bricks?

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One of America’s Most Important and Historical Communication Cables Runs Right Under Downtown Kalamazoo

You can find interesting things sometimes by looking down. A small medal plaque on a sidewalk along Kalamazoo's Crosstown Parkway notes an important communication link right below your feet.

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Battle Creek Construction Project Unearths Portion of Oldest Road in Southwest Michigan

The Territorial Road is one of the oldest roads in Michigan and the first to blaze a trail from Detroit through Southwest Michigan. A portion of logs that once made up the original Territorial Road was recently unearthed during construction in Battle Creek.

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4th Annual Hidden Kalamazoo Tour

ZOMG!!!

I love history. It's a passion. I also love that you don't have to take a trip to Gettysburg, Stonehendge, or Machu Picchu to get a good history fix...

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