Grand Rapids: Community and Industry

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In the years between 1890 and 1950, the city of Grand Rapids grew from a small Midwestern town of great potential into a large and important commercial and manufacturing center. With the growth of the city and its population came a large variety of activities, commercial and recreational, which were happily recorded in a huge array of postcards produced by both local and national printers. These cards and the moments they preserve provide a unique glimpse into the life and growth of Grand Rapids.
ISBN: 9780738540542
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Thomas R. Dilley is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, where he lives with his wife, Debra, daughter, Sarah, and basset hound, Ruthie. His 40-year interest in the history of his hometown is refl ected in his avid collection of the postcards in Grand Rapids: Community and Industry, as well as a large assortment of other materials documenting the history of the city. He is a trustee of the Grand Rapids Historical Society and is the author of Grand Rapids in Vintage Postcards: 1890-1940.
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