Allegan (Images of America) by Nancy J. Ingalsbee,Carol Garofalo

By Nancy J. Ingalsbee,Carol Garofalo

in the course of the summer time of 1834, a bunch of jap land traders set its attractions on newly platted land on the "great bend" within the Kalamazoo River, referred to now as Allegan. This former website of a Pottawatomi village used to be blessed with either attractiveness and bounty. Surrounded by means of woods and with a river racing through
it, a hectic group of trade and activity was once expected. It was once an ideal mixture for relaxing and efficient lives if you might buy parcels of land. they can by no means think the numerous alterations their riverside village may see--the half it will play within the rebuilding of Chicago after the nice hearth of 1871; Allegan's personal devastating hearth in 1884, which destroyed the downtown region; the coming and departure of varied companies; and the phenomenon of numerous neighborhood households who've had a continual presence in Allegan for plenty of generations. it's the tales in the back of those photos of individuals, companies, and occasions that carry Allegan's prior to mild in the sort of remarkable way.

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