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When Meijer Thrifty Acres was the Big Attraction in Grand Rapids

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When Meijer Thrifty Acres was the Big Attraction in Grand Rapids

For those of you who were residents of Grand Rapids back in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, what great things come to mind when thinking of our city? Woodfield Mall and the opening of Meijer Thrifty Acres at Kalamazoo Ave. and 28th St. were the big attractions in town.  The fish ladder gave us  a little notoreity,…

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Grand Rapids History in Pictures

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Grand Rapids History in Pictures

We stumbled across this video on Youtube that features a scrolling pictorial history of Grand Rapids dating back to 1865.  It really amazing to see such tall buildings (especially for the time period) already built in Grand Rapids before the turn of the 20th century. The following video shows Grand Rapids as it was more…

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