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By Nancy J. Ingalsbee,Carol Garofalo

through the summer season of 1834, a gaggle 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 way of woods and with a river racing through
it, a hectic neighborhood of trade and activity used to be expected. It used to be an ideal blend for relaxing and efficient lives if you happen to may buy parcels of land. they can by no means think the various alterations their riverside village might see--the half it's going to play within the rebuilding of Chicago after the good hearth of 1871; Allegan's personal devastating hearth in 1884, which destroyed the downtown zone; the coming and departure of assorted companies; and the phenomenon of numerous neighborhood households who've had a continual presence in Allegan for lots of generations. it's the tales in the back of those images of individuals, companies, and occasions that carry Allegan's earlier to mild in this type of fabulous way.

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