Legendary Locals of Grand Rapids Michigan

Legendary Locals of Grand Rapids  Michigan

In these pages are legends named Meijer, Van Andel, De Vos, Trotter, Belknap, Hekman, and Wege. Others are lesser known, or even unknown, but their heartwarming stories make them equally worthy of legendary status."

Author: Norma Lewis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100236

Category: History

Page: 127

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Grand Rapids began as an Indian trading post. Louis Campau became the first permanent white settler in 1826. Today, the city on the Grand River is Michigan's second largest with a population of nearly 200,000, more than triple when adding the surrounding metropolitan area. Though best known as the hometown of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, the city lays claim to others who are, or have been, in the national spotlight as well. These include astronauts Roger Chaffee and Jack Lousma; sports figures Stan Ketchel, Dave Rozema, Mickey Stanley, and Chris Kaman; screenwriter and director Paul Schrader; actors Lorna Gray and Dick York; writers Meindert DeJong, Chris Van Allsburg, and Bich Ngyuen, to name just a few. In these pages are legends named Meijer, Van Andel, De Vos, Trotter, Belknap, Hekman, and Wege. Others are lesser known, or even unknown, but their heartwarming stories make them equally worthy of legendary status.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne

Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne

In 1967, they also obtained a Marriott franchise and developed hotels in Fort Wayne and Grand Rapids, Michigan. At its peak, Azar, Inc. employed about 2,000 ...

Author: Randolph L. Harter

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439653067

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Fort Wayne sits astride the confluence where the St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Rivers form the Maumee River. Though occupied for over 10,000 years, its modern history begins just over 200 years ago with Gen. Anthony Wayne and his Miami nemesis, Chief Little Turtle. The pageant of Fort Wayne’s history includes traders, industrialists, politicians, athletes, and movie stars. Included here are such notables as Hollywood’s Carole Lombard and Shelley Long, Ian Rolland of Lincoln Life, Big Boy’s Alex Azar, gangster Homer Van Meter, football’s Rod Woodson, inventor Philo Farnsworth, and over 150 more.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Saginaw

Legendary Locals of Saginaw

She participated in archaeological digs in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and also in West Virginia. In 2003, Sandy received a master's degree in history with an ...

Author: Roberta M. Morey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101110

Category: History

Page: 127

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Saginaw s river system was important to settlement in the area. The Shiawassee, Tittabawassee, and Saginaw Rivers converge at a place called Green Point. It was here that Native Americans lived long before the first white man came. Louis Campau was the first permanent white settler. Later, Gen. Louis Cass arrived and was commissioned to negotiate a treaty with the Indians for the purpose of acquiring a large portion of their lands. Settlers began to arrive, along with trappers and fur traders, but the city did not begin to grow until men from the East found that a fortune could be made in lumbering white pine trees. Men such as Curtis Emerson, Norman Little, Jesse Hoyt, Wellington R. Burt, and Little Jake Seligman prospered because of the lumber boom. When lumbering waned, many of the lumber barons remained in Saginaw and established new businesses. Saginaw has legendary leaders and heroes in the areas of medicine, education, agriculture, business, and industry. Many are highlighted throughout the chapters of this book."
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor

Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor

He was born in 1936 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but came to Ann Arbor as a boy. He attended Angell, Tappan, and Pioneer before entering the University of ...

Author: Susan L. Nenadic

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439658185

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Graced by the Huron River with an abundance of parks, Ann Arbor offers residents and visitors entertainment, sports, shopping, dining, and of course, the University of Michigan. Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor celebrates its citizens. Some of those who make up Ann Arbor are creative artists, inspiring educators, dedicated public servants, and determined business owners. With the exception of Lewis the cat, who reigned at Downtown Home and Garden, this book is filled with stories about people who have made and are making Ann Arbor one of the best places to live in the United States. Within its pages lie the stories of who chose maize and blue as the University of Michigan’s colors; who was the first Ann Arborite to race in the Indy 500; and who sold Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s, his first pizzeria. Inside are photographs and descriptions of the legendary people of the past and the present, as well as those who are on their way to becoming the legends of the future.
Categories: Photography

Legendary Locals of Bay City

Legendary Locals of Bay City

May was a featured speaker between 1887 and 1900 at suffrage meetings in Saginaw, Bay City, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Pontiac.

Author: Ron Bloomfield

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100199

Category: History

Page: 127

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Who would have thought a city would one day stand where there was nothing but swamp, with long grass--where there was scarcely an opening in the woods, and in which the wolves made plenty of howling. This observation was made by Leon Trombley, one of the first to try to settle in this part of the Michigan "frontier" in the early 1800s. His nephews, Mader and Joseph, would soon follow and ultimately become noted among the area's first permanent residents. The residents of Bay City have always aspired to be legendary, whether by design, accident, or sheer determination. Annie Edson Taylor, the area schoolteacher turned daredevil who would ride her Bay City-built barrel over Niagara Falls (and survive!), is only one among a large group of local legends that includes Olympic champions, community leaders, artists, musicians, scholars, philosophers, and historians.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Plymouth

Legendary Locals of Plymouth

... top-of-theline kitchen equipment, and was beautifully decorated with furniture brought in from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to fill its guest rooms.

Author: Leis Dauzet-Miller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100373

Category: History

Page: 124

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Plymouth, a charming town 40 miles west of Detroit, is rich with history and interesting people. Though the community has undergone many changes and much growth throughout the years, it maintains a small, stylish downtown feel. Much of that can be attributed to the town's residents--dedicated folks who take pride in their community and aim to make it stronger and better, year after year. The Houghs helped put Plymouth on the map when they mass-produced the Daisy BB gun, employing hundreds of residents; Debra Madonna is a promoter of arts and education who is devoted to children with special needs; Phoebe Patterson helped pave the way for women's rights; Margaret Dunning's generosity and vision have provided special buildings for education; and museum volunteer Sanford Burr, whose family history runs deep in Plymouth, loves sharing the community's heritage. Whether through industry, education, volunteer work, the arts, or philanthropy, the people in Legendary Locals of Plymouth saw a need and acted on it, helping make Plymouth what it is today.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Auburn

Legendary Locals of Auburn

Grand Rapids, MI: Credo House Publishers, 2009. Roberts, Rachel Sherwood. Auburn Is a Dancing Lady: A Guidebook. Auburn, IN: Hawthorne Publications, 1999.

Author: Chad Gramling

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101097

Category: History

Page: 127

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"Sweet Auburn! The loveliest village of the plain." This line from an Oliver Goldsmith poem is believed to have inspired the naming of Auburn, Indiana. Known as "The Home of the Classics" in honor of the Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles built by citizens of the city from the early 1900s through 1937, this classic theme runs deep within the people who shaped the very fabric of the community. These locals--like Martha "the Popcorn Lady" Falka, Glenn T. Rieke, Charles Eckhart, William McIntosh, Dr. Bonnell Souder, Irene Bisel, Rollie Muhn, John Martin Smith, and others--dedicated themselves to "Auburn Forever with Honest Endeavor." They advanced a legacy first envisioned for the "loveliest village of the plain" and nurtured its vibrant heritage. Legendary Locals of Auburn explores the stories of these men and women and offers an insightful look into Auburn's remarkable contributions to American culture.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of New Orleans

Legendary Locals of New Orleans

Born Harriet Wood in New Orleans, Cushman's family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, but she returned to New Orleans in 1851 to join a variety group, ...

Author: Edward J. Branley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467100397

Category: History

Page: 125

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Since its founding in 1718 by the LeMoyne brothers, New Orleans has cemented its status as one of the busiest ports on the continent. Producing many unique and fascinating individuals, Colonial New Orleans was a true gumbo of personalities. The city lays claim to many nationalities, including Spaniards Baron Carondelet, Don Andres Almonester, and French sailors and privateers Jean Lafitte and Dominique Youx. Businessmen like Daniel Henry Holmes and Isidore Newman contributed to local flavor, as did musicians Buddy Bolden, Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Louis Prima. War heroes include P.G.T. Beauregard and Andrew Jackson Higgins. Avery Alexander, A.P. Tureaud, and Ernest Morial paved the way for African Americans to lead the city. Kate Chopin, Lafcadio Hearn, Ellen DeGeneres, Mel Ott, Archie Manning, and Drew Brees have kept the world entertained, while chefs and restaurateurs like Leah Chase and the Brennans sharpened the city's culinary chops. Legendary Locals of New Orleans pays homage to the notables that put spice in that gumbo.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of St Joseph and Benton Harbor

Legendary Locals of St  Joseph and Benton Harbor

Each of the Brothers to the End have ties to Southwestern Michigan ... Tisdale, a native of Benton Harbor, is currently a contractor in Grand Rapids.

Author: Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos PhD

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467125161

Category: History

Page: 128

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A cast of characters tumbles out of the pages of this book, beginning with the courageous settlers who tamed the wilderness. By the 1890s dynamic denizens of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor harvested fruit, established factories, and opened tourist attractions. Drake and Wallace's Silver Beach Amusement Park, with its roller coaster, fun house, and lake Michigan beach attracted visitors from Chicago. So did the curative mineral waters. Al Capone took "the baths," despite their stinking like rotten eggs. The Israelite House of David, a Christian sect founded by Benjamin and Mary Purnell, welcomed summer visitors to their amusement park. Despite an infamous scandal and trial involving Benjamin, the House of David thrived for decades. The cities spawned inventors like August Herring, who flew an airplane five years before the Wright brothers; Emory Upton, who developed an electric-powered washing machine manufactured by a company now known as Whirlpool; and Walter Miller, inventor of a record-changing machine manufactured by V-M. By the 1980s, manufacturing in the area had declined and the cities suffered. Present-day entrepreneurs, artists, and community activists have jump-started their return to vitality.
Categories: History

Legendary Locals of Cheboygan

Legendary Locals of Cheboygan

... was a priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids who catered primarily to the spiritual needs of the Native American population of Northern Michigan.

Author: Matthew J. Friday

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467101615

Category: History

Page: 128

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"Founded as a lumbering town in the mid-1800s, Cheboygan has transformed over the years to be something much less simplistic and much more dynamic; so, too, have its people. While some of Cheboygans residents played important roles in business or commerce, others made their mark through philanthropic work, service to the community, or just by their demeanor. History is as much about people as it is about events people like Gordon Scoop Turner, who came to Cheboygan for a few months but ended up staying for a lifetime. There are businessmen like Millard D. Olds, who became one of the most successful lumbermen at a time when others were leaving town, and George M. Humphrey, the 55th treasurer of the United States. An eye towards the community has also made some residents legendary, such as Joyce and Quincy Leslie. And, of course, there are those whose history is shrouded in controversy, including Sheriff Fred Ming, under whose authority a Native American village was burned to the ground. Whatever their story, these locals have contributed to the character and history of Cheboygan."-- From back cover.
Categories: History

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader

SMALL NEWS ITEMS • GRAND RAPIDS, MI—“A local striptease joint must build ramps on its stage to accommodate handicapped strippers, state officials have ruled ...

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106708

Category: Humor

Page: 684

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Long ago, Bathroom Reader fans everywhere cried out in terror when Uncle John’s legendary 5th, 6th, and 7th editions were taken out of print. But then they rejoiced at the release of this ginormous book: Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader! Weighing in at a whopping 673 pages, the entire texts of those long-lost editions have been reanimated into one of the BRI’s all-time best sellers. You’ll be rewarded with thousands of amazing facts, hundreds of incredible quotations, and dozens of short, medium, and long articles (and a few extra-long ones, too), covering history, sports, politics, origins, language, blunders, and more. Find out what half a million readers already know: Legendary Lost is quintessential Uncle John. A few examples: * Pizza history * The Godzilla quiz * How Wall Street got rich * The strange fate of the Dodo bird * The best of the worst country song titles * People who were famous for 15 minutes * Miss Piggy’s timeless wisdom * Accidental discoveries * The king of farts And much, much, much, much more!
Categories: Humor

Baseball Fever

Baseball Fever

Early Baseball in Michigan Peter Morris ... Courtesy of the Local History Department , Grand Rapids Public Library , Grand Rapids , Michigan prompted one ...

Author: Peter Morris

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472068261

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 390

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This detailed history of early baseball in rural Michigan focuses on the evolution of America's pastime from child's game to organized sport and challenges the notion that baseball's development was strictly an East Coast phenomenon
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Legendary Route 66

Legendary Route 66

Good roads conventions — like this one held at Grand Rapids , Michigan , circa ... and not frittered away on countless little disconnected local roads .

Author: Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1616731230

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Page: 252

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ABA Journal

ABA Journal

... at the University of Michigan, opened their law office in Grand Rapids, a bustling city of some 150,000 people near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, ...

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Page: 108

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The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.
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Solidarity

Solidarity

... Diesel equipment plant in Grand Rapids , Michigan , during World War II , retiring from Local 167 in 1955 . Thomas was one of the legendary “ Rosie the ...

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ISBN: IND:30000027964828

Category: Aerospace industries

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Categories: Aerospace industries

The North Carolina Historical Review

The North Carolina Historical Review

Grand Rapids , Mich .: Zonderkidz , 2013. ... Pastors , Performers , and Other People Who Know Him Well . ... Legendary Locals of Raleigh , North Carolina .

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ISBN: OSU:32435084553221

Category: North Carolina

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Categories: North Carolina

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

When young people in the Manchester Bidwell Corporation , as a gourmet lunch prepared by culinary the ... Common necticut and Grand Rapids , MI .

Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: OSU:32437123632792

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Bibliotheca Americana 1886

Bibliotheca Americana  1886

5 00 2693 Grand Rapids . Dillenback ( J. D. ) Grand Rapids in 1874. Sketches of the MICHIGAN Trade , Progress of the City , Local History , etc. 8vo . pp .

Author: Clarke, firm, booksellers, Cincinnati

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXQSAZ

Category: America

Page: 331

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Categories: America

Bibliotheca Americana

Bibliotheca Americana

5 00 2693 Grand Rapids . Dillenback ( J. D. ) Grand Rapids in 1874. Sketches of the MICHIGAN Trade , Progress of the City , Local History , etc. 8vo . pp .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081687646

Category: America

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Categories: America

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music Dance and Musical Theater

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music  Dance  and Musical Theater

... in Grand Rapids, Michigan, while she was leading her own troupe on a tour through the Midwest. A local Baptist minister married Hindle and her dresser, ...

Author: Claude Summers

Publisher: Cleis Press Start

ISBN: 9781573448758

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Aficionados of music, dance, opera, and musical theater will relish this volume featuring over 200 articles showcasing composers, singers, musicians, dancers, and choreographers across eras and styles. Read about Hildegard of Bingen, whose Symphonia expressed both spiritual and physical desire for the Virgin Mary, and George Frideric Handel, who not only created roles for castrati but was behind the Venetian opera's preoccupations with gender ambiguity. Discover Alban Berg’s Lulu, opera’s first openly lesbian character. And don’t forget Kiss Me Kate, the hit 1948 Broadway musical: written by Cole Porter, married though openly gay; directed by John C. Wilson, Noël Coward's ex-lover; and featuring Harold Lang, who had affairs with Leonard Bernstein and Gore Vidal. No single volume has ever achieved the breadth of this scholarly yet eminently readable compendium. It includes overviews of genres as well as fascinating biographical entries on hundreds of figures such as Peter Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Diaghilev, Bessie Smith, Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Alvin Ailey, Rufus Wainwright, and Ani DiFranco.
Categories: Performing Arts