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WMU Selling Portion of Historic Basketball Court from East Hall

East Hall was once the main building on Western Michigan University's campus, dating back to 1904. Up for grabs at this week's Surplus Sale is a piece of hardwood floor that was once a basketball court inside East Hall.

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Can You Help Solve This West Michigan Mystery?

Last week I happened in to a local watering hole to meet up with a friend. As he and I are catching up, we get in to a conversation with a regular patron of the establishment who said he's been cleaning out his parent's old house and finding treasures from Kalamazoo's past...

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Antique Kalamazoo Bottle Tells the Long Story of the City’s Beverage History

Kalamazoo has become synonymous with beer. This would be the moment where you would expect me to say, "but it wasn't always so...", and hit you with some crazy facts about Kalamazoo having been a hub for polka music, or internationally known for their wonderful overalls, or whatever...

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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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