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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Where is Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA? 

Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA
Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids is rated among the top cities in the U.S., and combines sophisticated charm with midwestern friendliness. Known for being safe and clean, it’s a “walking” city. The downtown features a major new convention center with five star experiences: hotels, restaurants, and relaxation. Minutes away from spectacular Lake Michigan beaches and beach towns, Grand Rapids is known for its major art and cultural events, plays, museums, and a world-class botanical garden.www.visitgrandrapids.org/ visit.php



Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - A Good Cheap Desk
The Fred Macey Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

A Good Cheap Desk
The Fred Macey Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA -
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Ramona Theatre, Reeds Lake, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Ramona Theatre, Reeds Lake, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - The Dam. Grand River, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

The Dam. Grand River, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - U. B. A. Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

U. B. A. Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Monroe Avenue Looking West. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Monroe Avenue Looking West. Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - City Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

City Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - Lower Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Lower Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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1825 - Grand Rapids, Michigan founded

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1876 - September 19 - 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)

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1880 - July 23 - 1st commercial hydroelectric power planet begins, Grand Rapids, Mich

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News  1896 - An Aeronaut Killed
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 29. - Hiram Cole, twenty-six years old, a professional aeronaut, living...Read MORE...

News  1905 - TRAIN CRASHES INTO STREET CAR
Four Probably Fatally Injured, Two Others Hurt, at Grand Rapids, Mich.

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News  1910 - BIG CYCLONE RUINS CROPS
Michigan Section Storm Swept, and Creek Overflows, Flooding Houses.

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News  1912 - TORNADO
Grand Rapids, Mich, July 13. - Grand Rapids was hit early today by a cyclone that injured forty or...Read MORE...

1916
Grand Rapids, a city of Michigan, capital of Kent co., at the head of steamboat navigation on the...Read MORE...

1945 - January 25 - Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water

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