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Short Visit to Grand Rapids

After attending the Tulip Festival in nearby Holland, Michigan, we spent 2 days in Grand Rapids to see a few things in that interesting city. From the Gillett Bridge in front of the Gerald Ford Museum you can see a main-made rapid in the river. Are there really "grand" rapids here? No one in the museum knew. In the early days settlers here crossed the river in boats or on the ice in the winter. By 1850 there were covered toll bridges. The railroad required more bridges in 1858. The Gillett Bridge is now a pedestrian bridge.

  • Last visit to Grand Rapids: May 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 12, 2007
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