Battle Creek

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 96 pages
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In 1825, the opening of the Erie Canal triggered a migration of pioneer families from America's East Coast to the Michigan territory. By 1836, entrepreneurs had dug a mill race and platted a village that would eventually become Battle Creek. The town was first known as a farm implement center for the Midwest, then became the "Health City" (for its connection to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Dr. J. H. Kellogg's Battle Creek Sanitarium), and eventually became known as the "Cereal City," because it was the birthplace of ready-to-eat breakfast foods. By pairing archival and modern photographs, this book documents how Battle Creek advanced from a small settlement to a thriving community. This comparative perspective reveals many changes and advancements in Battle Creek's physical and cultural landscape.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Schools
77
Hospitals and Churches
85
Copyright

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bc's Norman Rockwell adds new career 'chapter' | Battle Creek ...
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Cereal centennial Stacy Hanna The Enquirer
One hundred years ago today a Battle Creek legacy was born. ... 19, 1906, and in one fell swoop put Battle Creek on the map. ...
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Celebrate Local Authors - Battle Creek Reads!
Battle Creek: Images of America by Kurt Thornton. The Governor's Wife by Kate Rizor Romantic thriller, adult fiction. The Judge's Bench by George Shepherd ...
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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE BATTLE CREEK CITY COMMISSION January ...
Resolved by the Commission of the City of Battle Creek: ... Battle Creek, and that such document include a restriction preventing the ...
ci.battle-creek.mi.us/ ReferenceDesk/ CommissionMeetingMinutesArchive/ 2006/ 060117.pdf

Arcadia Publishing - Pressroom
Do you remember the old Michigan Theatre in Battle Creek? ... Kurt Thornton, 50, has released a second book, "Then & Now, Battle Creek." ...
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BATTLE CREEK (IMAGES OF AMERICA: MICHIGAN) (IMAGES OF AMERICA) - Kurt Thornton.
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About the author (2005)

Martin Ashley is a practicing attorney and a massage therapist. He lives in Somers, New York.

A lifelong resident of Battle Creek, Kurt Thornton learned Battle Creek's story from his mother, Frances Thornton, a historian and collector of local memorabilia. Along with his interest in local history, he is an amateur photographer and established artist, known for his pen and ink illustrations and his annual calendars, which have celebrated Battle Creek history for over 20 years.

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