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Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA

"Battle Creek, a city and railway centre of Calhoun co, Mich, on the Michigan Central Railroad where it crosses the Chicago & Grand Trunk, and on the Kalama 100 River at the mouth of Battle Creek, 45 miles S.W. of Lansing, 121 miles W. of Detroit, and 163 miles E.N.E. of Chicago. It contains an opera-house, an extensive sanitarium, 10 churches, a high school, 2 colleges (Seventh Day Adventist and Catholic), 4 banks, several flour-mills, iron enities, and machine-shops, and manufactures of railway boilers and engines, nails, furniture, &c. Two daily and 3 weekly papers are published here, besides numerous issues from the publishing-house of the Adventists. Pop. in 1880, 7063; in 1890, 13,090."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Co., Battle Creek, Mich. (1918)

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  • 1863 - May 23 - Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • News  1892 - Fire at Battle Creek
    BATTLE CREEK, Mich., September 23. - A fire last night in the plant of the union school furniture company, destroyed the factory, office and four... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - Fire at Battle Creek.
    BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 13. - Special Telegram - Fire in William C. Gage & Sons' Railroad and Job Printing House to-night damaged the electrotype... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - Storm
    BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 13. - Special Telegram - The violent hailstorm of last night was disastrous in many sections of the fruit districts and... Read MORE...

  • March 7, 1897: Dr. John Kellogg served the world's first cornflakes to his patients at the Battle Creek (MI) Sanitarium
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  • News  1902 - FIVE PERSONS DROWNED - Steamer Struck Boat in Which They Were Rowing - Victims Employes of a Sanitarium.
    Battle Creek, Mich., August 28 - Five employes of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, nurses, probationers and stenographers, were drowned at Lake Goguac... Read MORE...

  • 1906 - February 19 - WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co
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  • News  1909 - LITTLE ONES PERISH. AN ORPHANAGE AT BATTLE CREEK, MICH., DESTROYED BY FIRE AND THREE OF THE YOUNG INMATES LOST THEIR LIVES. SEVEN LITTLE GIRLS JUMPED FROM THIRD STORY WINDOWS
    JAMES ARMSTRONG, BUT 12 YEARS OLD, GOES INTO THE HERO CLASS ON HIS MERITS.

    Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 5 - The Haskell Memorial Home, the property... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - BATTLE CREEK, MICH., HAS FIRE.
    BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 1. - The McLean & Swift grain elevator here was destroyed by fire early today. The loss is estimated at about $100,000,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Battleereek, a city and railway centre of Calhoun co., Mich., on the Michigan Central, the Chicago and Grand Trunk and other railroads, 45 miles SW.... Read MORE...

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