By Nancy J. Ingalsbee,Carol Garofalo

through the summer time of 1834, a bunch of japanese 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 was once blessed with either attractiveness and bounty. Surrounded via woods and with a river racing through
it, a hectic group of trade and sport was once predicted. It used to be an ideal mix for stress-free and efficient lives if you might buy parcels of land. they can by no means think the various adjustments their riverside village might see--the half it'll play within the rebuilding of Chicago after the good fireplace of 1871; Allegan's personal devastating fireplace in 1884, which destroyed the downtown sector; the arriving and departure of assorted companies; and the phenomenon of numerous neighborhood households who've had a continuing presence in Allegan for plenty of generations. it's the tales at the back of those images of individuals, companies, and occasions that convey Allegan's prior to mild in this kind of very good way.

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