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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

History Grand Rapids by the Grand Rapids Historical Commission


Grand Rapids Streetcar Video

Grand Rapids Streetcar Video

In May of 2011 Grand Rapids went to the polls to vote on a millage supporting The Rapid, the city's local transit system. Fred Quillin promoted passage of the millage with his fascinating video using old photos and film--from the History & Special Collections Deptment of the Grand Rapids Public library--depicting the city when it was known for its excellent streetcar system. 



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