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Saturday, May 5, 2012 Published by J-Ad Graphics, Inc. Phone (269) 945-9554 1351 North M-43 Highway • Hastings, MI 49058-0188

ust as Dick Bowman’s love of automobiles and history have come together, so has the library at the Gilmore Car Museum near Hickory Corners. When Bowman was a volunteer at the museum, he convinced the family of a friend who had died to leave the friend’s huge collection of automobile advertising and other literature to the museum. The library was started in 2007 and Bowman, pictured here with his favorite car, “The Doozy,” or Duesenberg, has been organizing it as the museum’s librarian ever since. Last December, the museum opened its new visitor center, and Bowman moved the library from a barn to the new building. As word has spread of the library’s existence at the museum, people and groups have been donating materials. For more on Bowman, the library, and the museum, see the story inside.

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1. AFFORDABLE HASTINGS HOME! 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath * Close to the river & new Riverwalk system * Classic 1-1/2 story offers natural woodwork, charm & character * Short walk or bike ride to the library & all city amenities! Call Mark. ........................$49,900

Larry Allerding, CRS, GRI, Assoc. Broker ......838-6794 Mark Hewitt, GRI, Assoc. Broker ................838-7005 Dianne Feldpausch, CRS, GRI, Sales Mgr.............838-1332 Ron Lewis .......................269-908-2828 Larry Hayes ..........................838-6250 Tom Mohler ....................269-986-1197 Justin Peck.......................269-760-4965 Jess Webb ........................616-350-7948

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5. HASTINGS RANCH! Super nice, super clean 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath ranch * Upper Taffee Addition * Newer roof, furnace, A/C & more since 2006 * Full basement * Attached garage * Close to park & Riverwalk! Call Mark. ..$104,900

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17. GUN LAKE CHANNEL! 1800 sq.ft. ranch * 3 bedrooms, 2 baths * Office/4th bedroom * Living room * Dining area * Family room w/fireplace * Kitchen w/stone counter tops * Main floor laundry * Mud room * Great swimming area! Call Dianne. ...................$270,000

18. PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING! Inside or out, upstairs or down this is a great home * Open kitchen & dining area with sliders to the deck * Large family room with slider to patio * Basketball court * 4+ bedrooms * 2-1/2 baths * Main floor laundry/mud room * Attached garage * Near Algonquin Lake! Call Mark .......................$174,900

COMMERCIAL & VACANT LAND 2. GREAT LOCATION! Well maintained ranch in Hastings * Newer roof * Central air * 2 bedrooms on main floor with possible 3rd bedroom in lower level walkout * 1-1/2 stall attached garage * Large lot! Call Larry Allerding. $73,500

6. SOLID MECHANICALLY! Great 4th ward location * 3+ bedrooms * 4 season porch * Main floor laundry * Oversized corner lot * Carport & garage * Charm & character! Call Mark. ......$64,900

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3. MOVE IN READY! Hastings 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths * 2 car attached garage * Family room in basement * Close to Riverwalk, biking & hiking trail! Call Mark. ........................$79,900

7. NICE RANCH! Great neighborhood * 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths * Main floor laundry * 2 fireplaces * Lower level family room * Lots of storage * Covered back porch overlooking manicured yard on a corner lot * Move in condition! Call Dianne. .....................$95,000


9. OUTDOOR PARADISE! 47 acres of woods, pasture, rolling hills & small lake * Huge garage with attached barn * 24’x40’ pole barn * Unique, user friendly floor plan * 3+ bedrooms, 2 full baths & 2 half baths * Fireplace * Outdoor wood burner! Call Mark. .........$329,900

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14. 12.9 ACRES+/- NORTH OF HASTINGS! 4 Bedroom, 2 bath walkout setting * 12.9+/- acres * Master suite of bedroom with gas fireplace, laundry, master bath & walk-in closets * Open living to dining area, half spiral stairs down & sliders to the deck overlooking the woods * 32x32 building for 3 stalls and a shop! Call Ron. ....$189,900


10. RUTLAND TOWNSHIP! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths * Newly built, large lot, 2 stall garage * Easy commute to Hastings or Middleville! Call Justin. .....................$139,900

12. NEW OFFERING! 2+ bedrooms * New counter top & kitchen sink * New steel roofs in 2006 * 28x30 garage * Possession at closing! Call Ron. ..................$44,900

15. GREAT HOME, GREAT LOCATION! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths * Bonus room * Family room * Fenced backyard * 2 car attached garage! Call Mark. ..........$89,900

13. HASTINGS CONDO ON THE RIVER! Cozy condo in Hastings * On the Thornapple River * Across from Tyden Park * Attached garage * Family room in walkout lower level * 2 Bedrooms & 1-1/2 baths! Call Mark. $79,900

16. NEWER RANCH! Newer 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath * Open floor plan * MFL * 9’ ceilings & 3 season room * Finished lower level with bedroom, bath & family room * 2 stall garage * Nicely landscaped lot! Call Dianne. ...................$152,900

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NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING! Over 9600 sq.ft. of clean, flexible space. Ceiling mounted radiant heat. Great location in Hastings Industrial Park. Bright, comfortable office area. 16’ steel roof , 14’ overhead doors & public utilities. Large paved parking lot on over 4 acres! Call Tom for a tour today! ...................$290,000

GEORGEOUS LAKEFRONT VIEW! 1.17 acres & approx 227’ of frontage on Lake 21 (100 acre lake). Parcel has been perked & surveyed, ready for your home! Call Larry Allerding. .....$56,250

3.25 ACRE LOT! South of Hastings. Anders Rd. with 3.25 acres in Hastings School district and easy access to M-43! Call Mark...............................$26,500

COMMERCIAL BUILDING CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN! Over 6000 sq.ft. of usable space. City utilities. Maintenance free vinyl exterior and many possible uses! Call Larry A. ........$68,500

BUILDING LOT - ALGONQUI N LAKE FRONTAGE! 120x127 with 20’ of privately owned frontage, back lot has owned frontage! Call Ron. .......$59,900

COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN FREEPORT! Nice 1344 sq.ft newer building has many possibilities. Handicap accessible! Call Larry Allerding. ............$32,500

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4. NEW LISTING! Wonderfully maintained ranch close to town * Updated windows, roof, siding, kitchen & flooring * Don’t hesitate, this will go fast! Call Justin. .....................$115,000

8. YEAR ROUND HOME! Cozy 2 bedroom home on all sports Leach Lake * Includes stove, refrigerator & some furnishings * Home has new well and is connected to sewer * You’re all set to enjoy the summer! Call Larry Allerding. $89,900

11. FENCED BACKYARD FOR PLAY AREA! Close to park * 3+ bedrooms w/landing area * Living room with wood burner * Nicely decorated * Large garage * Storage barn * Low maintenance siding! Call Mark. ........................$69,900

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Girls Night Out! THURSDAY, MAY 10 • 5-8PM Over 30 participants Special Discounts & Gifts, Demonstrations, Refreshments, Dining & more!

SHOP DOWNTOWN HASTINGS! Gifts, Flowers, Cards, Dining – We have it all! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13


at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday, May 12th 9am-1pm Barry County Fairgrounds NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH UNUSED & EXPIRED MEDICATIONS? WE’VE GOT THE SOLUTION! Take expired, unused medications, including prescriptions, to the Barry County Household Waste Collection. We will be happy to properly and safely dispose of your unwanted medications. Together we will protect our drinking water and our community. For more information, call the Barry Eaton District Health Department at 269.945.9516





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1. This Thursday, May 10, is the spring “Girls Night Out” in Downtown Hastings. The celebration lasts from 5pm until 8 or 9 pm, depending on the merchant. It is time for all of the girls to get together and celebrate as you shop & dine in Hastings. There will be discounts, demonstrations, giveaways, refreshments and special deals at most stores and restaurants. Pick up an event sheet at any participant (look for the pink balloons) and enjoy. You are invited to visit Bosley Pharmacy during GNO to receive our “Medbug Gift Bag” (while 500 last). You can use the bag to get 25% off on items we sell that will fit in the bag (with some exceptions, info in the store). 2. What do we do to celebrate Mother’s Day 2012 with Mom? How do you thank her for all the support & love she has given you through the years? For most moms, a big hug & kiss, a quiet “Thanks Mom” is all they want and surely, the least that they deserve. But, should you want to do more, the merchants of Downtown Hastings can supply flowers, candy, a card, a gift, Gift Certificate, and many places to take Mom to dinner on this special day. 3. The Pierce Cedar Creek Institute will present their yearly Native Plant Sale next Sunday (Mother’s Day) from 11am until 2:30pm. The plants featured in this sale are native to Michigan & provide ecological benefits to your landscape. You can buy plants the day of the sale (availability may be limited) or you can go to to view a complete list of plants available at the sale. Pre-sale orders may be made by calling 269721-4190 by this Wednesday, May 9. 4. The Youth Entrepreneurship Program of the Barry County 4-H Club (for middle school students) will participate in a statewide student business showcase in Battle Creek on May 15. A group from the program will “practice” at Bosley Pharmacy during Girls Night Out with a booth showcasing their products/services for you. Be sure to visit and check out how well the students represent their business. 5. The semi-annual Barry County Household Hazardous Waste, Tire & Electronics Collection sponsored by the Barry County Solid Waste Oversight Committee is next Saturday, May 12 from 9am until 1pm at the Barry County Fairgrounds on M-37 north of Hastings. They accept most kinds of hazardous waste at no charge (there is a charge for tires) for Barry County residents. There are some things they cannot accept (we have a list at Bosley Pharmacy or check out this week’s Reminder ad). Call 269-9459516 for more information. 6. The Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force “working together for a drug free community” will sponsor their Medicine Take Back Project during the hazardous waste collection next Saturday also from 9am until 1pm. They will take back expired & unused medications, including prescriptions, and safely & properly dispose of them, protecting our drinking water and our community. Please keep all medication in original container and remove or blacken out your name & address. 7. Our local Farmers Markets are back in business and ready to serve you. The Middleville Farmer’s Market is open every Friday from 7am until 1pm in Downtown Middleville. The Hastings Farmer’s Market is open from 9am until 1pm each Saturday during May, and on Saturdays & Wednesdays from June through October. Each market features farm fresh fruits, veggies, plants, trees, flowers, baked goods, syrup, handmade arts & more. Those interested in selling at the market can call the Barry County Chamber of Commerce at 269-945-2454 for more information. 8. “The Revue” playing at the Main Street Theatre in Nashville is performing their 2012 children’s musical, “Music Man Jr.” today (Saturday at 3 & 7pm) and tomorrow (3pm) and again next weekend on Friday (7pm), Saturday (3 & 7pm) and Sunday (3pm). Don’t miss this chance to see the talents of over 70 kids from the surrounding area. 9. The Thornapple Players are holding auditions for 3 one-act plays (The Still Alarm, The Ugly Duckling and The Twelve Pound Look) to be presented on June 7, 8 & 9. There are 15-20 available roles and anyone age 18 & over is welcome to audition. Auditions will be held this Monday (May 7) at the Barry Enrichment Center (Leason Sharpe Hall) in Downtown Hastings. Call 517-449-7808 for more information. 10. The new Superintendent of the Hastings Area School System, Todd Geerlings, has scheduled several days to meet with the public, one of which is this Wednesday, May 9, from 6-8pm and another on Monday, May 14 from 5-8pm. The meetings will be in the Hastings Middle School multipurpose room. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome if the time is not already scheduled. Call the Hastings Area Schools for more information or to schedule a meeting time for a one on one meeting with our new superintendent. 11. The Hastings Public Library will “Learn About Butterflies” through the use of stories, songs, crafts & playtime at the Toddler Story Time (Tuesday 10:30am) and the Pre-School Story Time (Friday, 10:30am) this week. The Movie Memories & Milestones presentation, Thursday 5-8pm, will feature “The Affairs of Annabel” (1938) starring Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball & Ruth Donnelly. All library programs are free and open to all. For more information about these and other library events call 269-945-2463 or log on to 12. Hastings: What you always wanted your hometown to be.





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a. Stage Coach Inn (1845), 201 W Mich Ave b. The Royal Hotel/The Schuler Hotel (Restaurant) (1895), 115 S Eagle St c. Sullivan Insurance Agency, Inc (1853), 140 W Mich Ave d. Hemmingsen Rexall Drug Store (1855), 132 – 134 W Mich Ave e. Michigan National Bank – Marshall Branch (1865), 124 W Mich Ave f. The Stuart Building (1852), 121 -123 W Mich Ave g. J. H. Cronin Co., Inc. (1850), 101 W Mich Ave

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28. Railroad Union Birthplace (1974), 633 W Hanover St 29. Butler-Boyce House and W. D. Boyce (1973), 1110 Verona Road 30. William W. Cook (dime novel author) (1973), 603 North Kalamazoo St 31. Ketchum Park (1972), South Marshall St at Montgomery St 32. Governor’s Mansion (1972), 621 S Marshall Ave 33. Calhoun County Fair (1972), east of S Marshall Ave at Fair Street 34. Capitol Hill School (1971), 603 Washington St 35. Lieutenant George A. Woodruff and Oakridge Cemetery entrance (1979), Homer Road 36. Samuel Coleman House (1997), Homer Road across from Cemetery 37. Lockwood Farm and House (1992), 14011 Verona Road 38. Hawkins Farm (1985), 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road and N Drive North at Turkeyville 39. Plankroad Toll Gate Monument, G Drive North and 16 ½ Mile Road 40. Bryant Farm (1978), 12557 L Drive N 41. Horace Perrin – Perrinville (2011), 906 S Marshall 42. The Interurban – Depot/Gas Museum (2012), 220 W Mich Ave 43. Stow-Hasbrouck House (1984), 18600 16 Mile Road

a. Crary St (Isaac E. Crary) b. Brewer St (Chauncey M. Brewer) c. Gorham St (Charles T. Gorham) Gordon St (James W. Gordon) e. Montgomery St (Dr. John M. Montgomery)

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5 Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall (402 E. Michigan Ave.) The G.A.R. Hall Museum honors Marshall-area veterans of the Civil War and features artifacts from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and the World Wars. It was built in 1902 by the Marshall chapter of the G.A.R. as a meeting place for Civil War veterans and their sons. The basement is home of the recently renovated Marshall Historical Society Archives and Research Center, which is open by appointment.

8 Calhoun County Fairgrounds (720 Fair St.) Michigan’s oldest fair, the Calhoun County Fair, began in 1839. Floral Hall, built in 1860, is the oldest fair building in the state and underwent extensive restoration in 2011. The Old Maple Grove Church was built south of Marshall on L Drive South in 1901 and moved to the Fairgrounds in 2006. Houston (how-stun) School dates to 1836 and was moved to the fairgr fai rgroun ounds ds in 200 20066. A col collec lectio tionn of of fair f air relat related ed art artifa ifacts cts are ar e incl include udedd in in the the Calhoun County Fair Museum.

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4 United States Postal Service Museum (202 E. Michigan Ave.) The largest collection of U.S. Postal memorabilia outside of Washington’s Smithsonian Institution, the Postal Service Museum houses thousands of items spanning the entire history of U.S. mail delivery. Among the highlights are an 1890s storefront post office, a horsehor se dra drawn wn mai maill bugg buggy,y, and an or origi g nal 1931 Model A mail truck that was driven in the inauguration parade of President George H. W. Bush.

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3 American Museum of Magic (107 E. Michigan Ave.) Houdini, Thurston and Michigan’s own Blackstone are among the hundreds of magicians whose treasures are showcased in this amazing museum. Explore the largest collection of magic artifacts on public display anywhere in the world. The museum also operates a research center in the former Marshall library open to magic historians and researchers.

7 Capitol Hill School (602 Washington St.) Built in 1860 and served as a school for 100 years. The Marshall Historical Society-owned museum hosts hundreds of area school children each year for hands-on demons dem onstra tratio tions ns off the cl class assroo rooms ms of yesteryear. The school also houses the Hinkle Automatic Theater, a remarkable set of marionettes and puppet stage, create cre atedd and and con constr struct ucted ed loc locall ally.y.

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2 Walters Gasoline Museum (220 W. Michigan Ave.) A fascinating collection of memorabilia related to Midwestern cars, service stations, and the history of Marshall. The museum is housed at the old Marshall Interurban Railway Depot, which was built in 1903. A large exterior wall mural was add ddedd in 201 0100.

6 Governor’s Mansion (612 S. Marshall Ave.)The Greek Revival dwelling never housed a governor, but the man who built it did serve as Michigan’s third g ernor. The sign gov g ature Doric columns were constructed in Detroit and hauled byy oxcart to Marshall. Since 1966 the house has been owned and restored by the DAR. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the Historic American Buildings Survey.


unique combination of Gothic Revival, Italianate and Polynesian influences and was constructed of Marshall Sandstone and faced with vertical boards and battens. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Three MUSEUMS along Capitol Hill Walk


1 Honolulu House Museum (107 N. Kalamazoo Ave.) The house has a

In 1847 the House considered selecting a permanent capital. Twelve towns weree vote wer votedd on on and and the to topp six six wer weree Lyon Lyonss (30) (30), Mars Marshal halll (29) (29), and and Alb Albion ion, Byro Byronn, Eaton Rapids and Jackson which all received 27 votes. In a subsequent vote Lansing was chosen by the House (35 to 27) and the Senate passed the House Bill by a vote of 12 to 8. Today you can visit the hill that almost became the Michigan Capitol Complex. In 1971 and 1972 State Historic Markers were installed by the Mary Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at each of the 3 historic sites around the square.


Five MUSEUMS along the Downtown Walk

The State Constitution of 1835 fixed the capital at Detroit until 1847. In the late 1830s and early 1840s it was understood that along the Old Territorial Road Ann Arbor was to get the university, Jackson the prison, and Marshall the capital. A large area was financed locally and set aside for a Capitol Hill. The Capitol was to face Marshall Avenue where the B. E. Henry Building now stands. A “Governor’s Mansion” was erected in 1839. Lots around the Capitol Square were sold for fantastic prices.

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From 1834 to 1838 the first Court House was constructed in West End Park. It was demolished in 1875 when the second court house was built on Green Street. The fountain was a 1930 centennial celebration gift to the City from Harold C. Brooks. It is a replica of the “Temple of Love” in Marie Antoinette’s garden at Versailles, France. Marshall’s section of the Old Territorial Road was named State Street until 1923. That is when the state requested that all towns along US 12 from Detroit to Chicago name their main streets Michigan Avenue. The architectural styles of the downtown buildings include Italianate, Greek Revival, Second Empire, Romanesque, Colonial Revival, and Beaux Art Classicism. In 1860 the unusual and famed Honolulu House was built by Abner Pratt.

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Follow the red sidewalk markings around Fountain Circle and along Michigan Avenue, the Old Territorial Road. Look for hisotric buildings, museums, landscaped public areas, State Historic Markers and Michigan Milestone Plaques for 100+ year old businesses, and the Saturday morning Farm Market (May-Oct.) east of the Post Office. Visit the busiinesses, shops h andd restaura t nts t locat l cated ed in his histor toric ic bui buildi ldings ngs from the 1800s.


Red Dots 1.1 mile / XRed Diamonds .3 mile

Historic Capitol Hill Walk

Design and printing funded by a National Scenic Byways Grant 2012


Downtown Walk (1.4 miles)


Marshall has been awarded Tree City USA since 1996. Major tree plantings were undertaken in 1980 as part of the City Sesquicentennial celebration and from 2005 to 2012 over 700 new trees were planted along public streets and in parks. Significant and interesting trees are noted in the text associated with the 1.5 mile Historic Homes Walk (green dots). Other trees are listed below and can also be enjoyed at the Brooks Nature Area Park and the Grever’s Nature Center. White Pine - 400 North Kalamazoo Ave; 513 North Kalamazoo Ave by the garage Norway Spruce (2) - 603 North Kalamazoo Ave Japanese Maple - 603 North Kalamazoo Ave Burr Oak - 613 North Kalamazoo Ave Swamp White Oak - 515 Hobart St (NE corner at N Kalamazoo Ave) Northern Catalpa - 327 High St Ginkgo - 327 High St White Pine - 612 South Marshall Ave at Governor’s Mansion White Oak - North of Industrial Road, behind Community Ad-visor/Marshall Chronicle building American Elm - 309 South Kalamazoo Ave Downtown Trees and Landscaping - Michigan Avenue Business District, 1955 Little-Leaf Linden trees replaced by Cleveland Select Pear trees in 2012 Willow and White Pine Grove - Ketchum Park


Map & Self Guided Walks

Emerald Ash Borer - Throughout the City in the 1960s Ash trees were planted to replace the dead Elms. By 2011 most of the Emerald Ash trees were devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer. Marshall embraces the value of biodiversity so future diseases will not cause such invasive damage to the City streetscapes. “Wolf and Bear” Trees - Wolves were common prowlers in the village. In 1832 Samuel Camp placed a platform in a large oak tree so men could protect the town. The tree remained in the middle of Mansion Street (where the Franke Center For The Arts is now located) until 1874. There was also a “bear tree” serving a similar purpose. This large oak was located just north of the “wolf tree” until it was cut down when Mansion Street was paved in 1913.

Float The River (2.5 miles)

Fields, wetlands, forest, and lake shore are all part of the park’s ecosystem. Some of the hardwood trees along Stuart Lake are estimated to be over 300 yea y rs old. The diverse ecologgy includes waterfowl and manyy typ ypes of birds and mammals. Native prairie grasses and wildflowers have been re-introduced to 88 acres of the Nature Nat ure Area Area. Mile Miless of of groo groomed med trail trailss aawai waitt vvisi isitor torss. Hikin Hikingg, bir birdin dingg, bik biking ing, cros crosss country skiing, snowshoeing, dog walking and jogging are just a few of the activities availa ava ilable ble. Thi Thiss 180 180 acr acree City City Park Park is loc locate atedd ssout outhea heast st of the Ce C metery t offff Homer Road,, in the 1100 block of 18 -1//2 Mile Road.

Explore the beautiful Kalamazoo River and Mill Pond in a boat, kayak, or canoe. Muchh off the h riiver looks k thhe same as whhen the h town fo f unders d first fi ar riv i edd in 1830. Launch at the pub p lic landingg east of the Street Maintenance Garage and venture up the river. Or, launch behind beh ind th thee Publ Public ic Ser Servic vices es Bui Buildi lding ng on the Ri River verwal walkk and and go down the river 2.5 miles to another public landing at 15 Mile Rd.


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Historic Homes Walk (3miles) Green dots 1.5 mi. / XGreen diamonds 1.5 mi.

Follow th Follow thee gree greenn side sidewal walkk mark marking ingss arou around nd Fou Founta ntain in Cir Circle cle an andd nort northh on on Kala Kalamaz mazoo oo Avenue and enjoy Marshall’s Historic homes. The primary walk (1.5 miles) features over 100 structures. It is marked with green dots and continues east on Prospect, south on N. Marshall, west on Mansion and back to the circle. The walk can be extended 1.5 miles by following the green diamon dia monds ds nor th on Kal Kalama amazoo zoo Av Ave., e., Ea Eagle gle St St.. and a nd Mad Madiso isonn St. S t. Loo Lookk for for the different architectural styles, State Historic Markers, trees and landscaped yards. The National Park Service calls Marshall “the best virtual textbook of 19th Century American architecture in the country.” There are over 800 structures in the National Historic Landmark District. Explore other streets off the marked walks. Listed Lis ted below below are ar e the the add addres resses ses of struc structur tures es alo along ng the prima primary ry (1. (1.55 mile mile)) wwalk alk.. The * indicates a State Historic Marker at that location. Also noted are the common names, style, date built and significant trees. For more information visit

Around Fountain Circle Route 305 W Mich, First Baptist Church (oldest church bldg in city), Religious Gothic, 1851 307 W Mich, Bailey & Church Drug Store, Italianate, 1866 309 W Mich, Church-Marshall House, Italianate, 1873 323* W Mich 323 Mich, Old Old Sto Stone ne Bar Barnn (Tow (Townn Hall Hall)), Gre Greek ek Rev Reviva ivall, 185 18577 411* W Mich, Crary School 1923-72 (Condos), Beaux Arts, 1923 102* S Parkview, National House Inn, Greek Revival, 1835, Black Locust 424 W Mich, Sibley House, Federal, ca1840 416 W Mich, Queen Anne, ca 1900 107* N Kalamazoo, Abner Pratt House (Honolulu House), Italian Villa & Gothic Details, 1860, Weeping Mulberry & Kousa Dogwood 107* N Park, Crary-Frink House (Bank), Italianate, 1847 108 N Park, Greek Revival, 1834, Isaac Crary’s Servants Quarters 302 W Mic Michh, Ser Servic vicee SStat tation ion, Vern Vernacu acular lar, 1925 1925,, Sycamore & Magnolia

N. Kalamazoo Ave. Route 404 W Mansion, Benedict-Haskell-Perrett House, Federal, 1855, Blue Spruce 318 W Mansion, Baker House, Gothic Revival, 1853, Carriage House 210 N Kalamazoo, Cain House, Princess Anne, 1907 211 N Kalamazoo, Perrett House, Greek Revival, 1850 214 N Kalamazoo, Colonial Revival, ca 1900 218 N Kalamazoo,, Carppenter Gothic,, ca1870 219 N Kalamazoo, Tudor Revival, 1928 223 N Kalamazoo, Townsend House, Queen Anne, 1897 224 N Kalamazoo, Joy House, Italianate, 1844 303 N Kal Kalama amazoo zoo, Hays Hays-Br -Brook ookss HHous ousee, Gre Greek ek Rev Reviva ivall, 183 18377, Car Carria riage ge Hou House se 310* N Kalamazoo,, Fitch-Gorham-Brooks House,, Greek Revival,, 1840,, Ca C rriage i House H


Prospect St. Route

N. Marshall Ave. Route

313 W Prospect, Cottage, 1952 311 N Grand, Church-Frink House, Gothic Revival, 1855, Barn, Copper Beach 225 N Grand, Greek Revival, 1839 224 N Grand, Queen Anne, ca1890, Barn, American Hemlock 224* W Prospec p t, Tayylor-Schuyler House, Gothic Revival, 1843 215 W Prospect,t Italianat li te, ca187 18700 213 W Prospect, Clark House, Colonial Revival, ca1900 207-209 W Prospect, Vernacular, ca1965 208 W Prospect, Charles D. Brewer House, Colonial Revival, 1899, Copper Beach, note arch branch 223 N Eagle, Butler-Porter House, Italianate & Greek, 1844 222 N Eagle, Greek Revival, ca1850 130 W Prospect, Queen Anne, ca1880 127 W Prospect, Vernacular Cottage, 1920 126 W Prospect, Starr-Church House, Queen Anne, Barn,1898, Hinoki Cypress 125 W Prospect, Vernacular Cottage, 1870 124 W Prospect, Col. H. Cook House, Colonial Revival, 1889, Carriage House, White Birch 123 W Pro Prospe spect ct, Clark Clark Ho House use, Goth Gothic ic Rev Reviva ivall, 187 18777 119 W Prospect, Queen Anne, 1890 116 W Prospect, Queen Anne, ca1880 115 W Prospect, Italianate, ca1870 221 Divis Division ion, Buck Buck-Gesne Gesnerr HHous ousee, Tus Tuscan can Villa Villa, 1858 1858, Barn Barn 216 Division, Kirby House, Queen Anne, 1886, Carriage House 220 Division, Brooks House, Colonial Revival, 1914 224 Division, Myers-Lepper House, Gothic Revival, 1856 301 Division, Classical Revival, 1935 306 Division, J. Dobbins House, Queen Anne, 1895, Mountain Ash 114 E Pro Prospe spect, ct, Colon Colonial ial Reviv Revival, al, 19 1920 20 115 E Prospect, Dobbins House, Queen Anne, ca1890 116 E Prospect, Bungalow, 1935 121 E Pro Prospe spect ct, J.J L. L Do Dobbi bbins ns Hou House se, Itali Italiana anate te, 1881 1881 227 N Madison, Queen Anne, ca1910 302 N Madison, Gothic Revival, 1854 205 E Prospe p ct,, Qu Q een Anne,, ca1890 211 E Prospect, Greek Revival, ca1850 215 E Prospect, Colonial Revival, ca1910 219 E Prospect, Colonial Revival, ca1910 223 E Prospect, Cottage, 1939 325 E Prospect, Vernacular, ca1850 329 E Prospe p ct,, Brown House,, Queen Q Anne,, ca1880 225 High, Classical Revival, 1856 219 High, Chastian Mann House, Gothic Revival, 1861, Barn 224 High, Storr House, Italianate, ca1860 302 High High, Gothi Gothicc Revi Revival val, ca18 ca1860 60 410 E Prospe p ct,, Qu Q een Anne,, ca1890

303 N Marshall, Bosley House, Queen Anne, 1887, Ginkgo 302 N Marshall, Tingay House, Queen Anne, ca1880 223 N Marshall, Gothic Revival, 1874, Tulip Poplar (2) 222 N Marshall, Montgomery House, Federal, 1850, American Elm, Black Walnut 220 N Marshall, Udell House, Queen Anne, 1897 215 N Mars Marshal halll, Col Colema emann Hous Housee, Que Queen en Ann Annee, ca1 ca1890 890, American Red Bud 555 E Mansion, Pierce School 1911-73, Beaux Arts, 1911, Sycamore

The 0.85 mile self-guided RiveWalk features five pedestrian bridges, boat and canoe launches, scenic overlooks and wildlife. A great deal of Marshall’s early history was lived along the Kalamazoo River and its tributary Rice Creek. The walk is wheelchair accessible. Visitors are encouragedd tto practitice responsibl en ible sttewarddship hi off tthi his valluabl ble resource. Marshall’s River Walk is part of the Calhoun County Linear Trailway System and the North Country National Scenic Trail, which runs through seven states from New York State to North Dakota. Mileages noted are measured from the east entrance at Stuart’s Landing and do not include the side attractions. Numbers below correspond to points of interest shown on the birds eye view guide map.

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1 Stuart’s Landing (0 start) This site was used by Alfred Stuart to launch his fishing boat. He and Win Schuler loved to fish together. In earlier times, Marshall residents enjoyed swimming, ice skating, and fishing on the mill pond. Frances Stevens Stuart created Stuart’s Landing as a memorial to her husband, a longtime Marshall attorney, judge and sportsman. Today the park features a bandd shel ban shelll, res restro trooms oms, park parking ing, picn picnic ic pav paviliilion on, gr grillillss, ben benche chess, fis fishin hingg dock dock and and boat/canoe/kayak ramp.

2 Mill Pond Overflow/Dam (.05 mile) In the spring this area can

turn into a raging river race. In 1853 the first brewery in Marshall was located to the south with a cellar carved in the sandstone for storage. In the 1880s a “Barrel House” was maintained in the original cellar by the Eagle Brewery which was llocatedd west off S Marshall Ave.

3 Ketchum’s Mill (.13 mile) A large axle from the “First Stone Flour Mill”

(built 1837 by town founder Sidney Ketchum) can still be seen on the river bank below S Marshall Ave at the waterfall and dam. The mill was rebuilt following three major fires in the 1850s and finally torn down in 1881. Celebrated escaped slave Adam Crosswhite, who was rescued by more than 100 Marshall residents in 1847, was said to have hidden in this mill before escaping to Canada.

116 N Marshall, West-Adams House, Gothic Revival, 1865 123 N Marshall, Colonial Revival, 1900 413 E Mansion, Wilmarth House, Italianate, 1857, Native American Beach 410 E Mansion, Queen Anne, ca1880 409 E Mansion, Colonial Revival, 1923 405 E Mansion, A. B. Cook House, Gothic Revival, ca1850 401 E Mansion, Clinton T. Cook House, Queen Anne, 1886 122 High, h Pr P atttt-Wri W ight ht-Brook B ks, Gr G eekk Re R viv i al-C l Cottttage Templ T le, 1841 1841, Sour Cherry 311 E Man Mansio sionn, Phi Philo lo Dib Dibble ble House House, Fede Federal ral, 1856 1856 214 E Mansion, Franke Center, Akron School of Church Design, 1923 200 N Madison, Oaklawn Hospital, “Wolf and Bear” Trees (long gone) 111 E Mansion, Am Museum of Magic Library, Prairie School, 1915, Crabapple 103 E Man Mansio sionn, Tud Tudor or Rev Reviva ivall, ca1 ca1930 930 120 N Jefferson, AT&T, Greek Revival, 1930 109-111 N Jefferson, Rose Bldg, Vernacular, ca1950 101* E Mansion, Trinity Episcopal Church, Religious Gothic, 1861 (completed 1864) 112 W Mansion, Ranch, 1955 116 W Mansion, Italianate, ca1860 120 W Man Mansio sion, n, Col Coloni onial a Rev e ivaal,, ca1 ca 900 128 W Mansion, Colonial Revival, 1930 135 W Mansion, Queen Anne, ca1880 136 W Man Mansio sionn, Got Gothic hic Re Reviv vival al, ca186 ca18600 138 W Mansion, Colonial Revival, ca1915 139* W Mansion, Dodge-Hill House, Greek Revival, ca1845 148 W Mansion,, Reed House,, Italianate,, 1857 200 W Mansion, Presbyterian Church, Religious Gothic, 1872 (the second building) 209 W Mansion, G. Powell House, Queen Anne, 1885, Norway Spruce 210* W Mansion, Gothic Revival, ca1875 213 W Mansion, Hart House, Greek Revival, 1885, Carriage House, River Birch 216 W Mansion, Edgar G. Brewer House, Romanesque Revival, 1880, Ginkgo 222 W Mansion, Wheeler-Caspper House, Romanesqque Revival, 1893 223 W Mansion, Van Horn-Perrett House, Gothic Revival, 1860 119 N Grand, Vernacular, 1967 302 W Mansion, Allcott-Ingersoll House, Gothic Revival, 1838 310 W Man Mansio sionn, Que Queen en Ann Annee, ca1 ca1906 906 314* W Mansion, Manlius Mann House, Italianate, 1842

Back to Fountain Circle

River Walk (.85 mile) Kalamazoo River & Rice Creekk

Mansion St. Route

Historic Markers

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Riverwalk from this point. The City Public Service Building (PSB) to the north has restrooms available.

6 Perrinville (.4 mile) During the early 1800s, Marshall industrialist Horace Perrin

controlled so much of the industry and commerce in this area that it became known as Perrinville. By 1860, Perrin had built machine shops, a distillery, foundry, and flour mill here. In the late 1800s, the Rock River Paper Company was located at this site. Rubble from the industrial past is still visible. The City’s PSB facility now occupies the site.

7 “Bums Alley” (.6 mile) The walk extension along Rice Creek under the RR

bbridge idge ta takes kes yo youu thro through ugh “BBums ums Al Alleyy.” Duringg the Great Depression, men who rode the rails looking for work regularly stopped here to beg for money att nearbby hhous uses es. A Michigan Central Railroad Bridge was built in 1891 over Rice Creek. In the early 1900s the bridge was rebuilt after being destroyed by a flood. The stones from the original bridge were salvaged and used to construct the Oakridge Cemetery Chapel Building on Homer Road. The large rock “Territorial Road Monument” located in Carver Park was moved from “Bums Alley.”

8 Ketchum’s Vision at Rice Creek k (.65 mile) “What a town I could

build here!” Marshall’s founder, Sidney Ketchum, is said to have stated in 1830 while standing at the confluence of the Kalamazoo River and Rice Creek. At this location in 1831 Ketchum built a sawmill and a gristmill the next year. The Pearl St access area with parking and picnic tables is located just west of Rice Creek.

9 Sausage Factory y (.8 mile) In 1923, C.M Walters built a sausage factory at

this location. From 1924 to 1959 the Sentz and Son Meat Packing Company operated just east of the demolished sausage factory. The steps lead to a pub on Pearl St and a brewery to the north.

10 S. Kalamazoo Ave Bridge ((.85) West Riverwalk entrance. Riverwalk information adapted in part from “A History of Marshall” by Richard W. Carver © 1992 by Marshall Historical Society.


Date Dedicated & Location

1. Old Stone Barn (1973) (Town Hall), Sesquicentennial (1980), & National Historic Landmark Markers (1990), 323 W Mich Ave 2. History Highlights City of Marshall (1972), 411 W Mich Ave 3. National House Inn, oldest operating in Michigan (1976), 102 S Parkview St 4. Honolulu House (1965), 107 N Kalamazoo Ave 5. Fitch-Gorham House and H. C. Brooks marker (1979) and plaque commemorating founding of Michigan School System (1930) 6. Hillside and Mary Miller (2005), 224 W Prospect St 7. Sam Hill House (1974), 139 W Mansion St 8. Pioneer School Site (1987), 200 W Mansion St 9. John D. Pierce Home Site (America’s first state school superintendent) (1975), 314 W Mansion St 10. Isaac E. Crary House (Michigan’s first congressman) (1973), 107 N Park St 11. First Baptist Church (1985), 305 W Mich Ave 12. Schuler’s Restaurant (1977), 115 S Eagle St 13. James A. Miner (Utah’s first Chief Justice) (1981), 156 W Mich Ave 14. Charles T. Gorham (1976), 124 W Mich Ave 15. Trinity Episcopal Church, Montgomery Schuyler (1980), 101 E Mansion St 16. Jeremiah Cronin Jr. (early merchant) and John Bellairs (children’s author) (1992), 407 N Madison 17. American Museum of Magic (1985), 107 E Mich Ave 18. Thomas J. O’Brien (U. S. Ambassador) (1990), 117 E Mich Ave (marker on east side of building) 19. Postmasters and Howard F. Young (architect) (1982), 202 E Mich Ave 20. State School System, Isaac E. Crary, John D. Pierce (1978), 100 E Green St 21. Territorial Road Monument, the original pioneer route, E Mich Ave at Exchange St 22. Sidney Ketchum and Marshall House (1980), 100 Exchange St Grand 23. Army of the Republic and G. A. R. Hall (1983), 402 E Mich Ave 24. Oliver C. Comstock (1980), 203 S Marshall Ave 25. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Monument, E Mich Ave at East Dr 26. Adam Crosswhite Slave Recovery Case Monument, E Mich Ave at East Dr 27. Schellenberger Tavern (1976), 507 W Hanover St

4 Power House (.22 mile) In1893, the City of Marshall purchased the

hydroelectric plant from the Perrin Estate for $17,000. The City built a new dam and added two waterwheel generators and two streetlight arc machines. The current facility produces both hydro and diesel electric power. The last turbine generator was installed in 1928. Diesel power was first generated in 1922. Although none of the original equipment remains, much of the powerhouse and wheel-pit are still in existence. It is claimed that this is the second oldest operating hydroelectric utility plant under original ownership in the United States.

5 Pagoda/Canoes/Brewery y (.3 mile) A beautiful cultural icon was

added to the Riverwalk in 2001 when local residents Jay and Karen Larson arranged for an authentic pagoda to be constructed in China and shipped to Marshall. As you stand at the canoe launch look across the river and see evidence of the Eagle Brewery in the form of a deteriorated cavern and sandstone quarry. Some 10,000 barrels were claimed to have been produced in 1895. A paved pedestrian, bike, rollerblade path extends to the west parallel to the


Oakridge Cemetery Walk

Grever’s Nature Center

Pick up a self-guided Cemetery Walk brochure at the entry off Homer Road. Parkingg is next to the Chapel p Buildingg or alongg the drives in the Cemeteryy. As you y explor exp loree tthis his hi histo storic ric si site, te, re read ad abo about ut Mar Marsha shallll Res Reside idents nts wh whoo play played ed an imp import ortant ant role role in settling the area and in shaping important state and national issues. The Marshall Cemetery Co. operated Oakridge until 1852, when it was taken over by the City of Marshall. The cemetery then covered 11 acres and now includes some 65 acres. Oakridge (1839) is one of the oldest continuously operated cemeteries in Michigan. Oakrid Oak ridge ge is a beau beautif tiful ul sit sitee beca because use of th thee tree tree pl plant anting ingss made made ov over er a 100 100 yea years rs ago ago..

This 90 acre site was donated to the Marshall Public Schools by the Grevers family. Trails have been established throughout the wooded site. Hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog walking and nature study are popular uses. Amphibians are found in Mud Lake, an “Inland Open Fresh Marsh,” and in the h “Sh “Shallllow Fr F eshh Ma M rsh” h” in i thhe nor thh section. i Trees T iinclud l de Oak O k, Hi Hickory, k Douglas Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Austrian Pine, Black Locust, Tamarack and Wildd CCher Wil herry ry. TThe he acc access ess and and ppark arking ing area area is on th the north th sid ide off Verona Rd ju j stt west of 13 Mile Rd and N Drive N.

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Annual Charlton Park Summer Event & Recreation Program — Irving Charlton — Irving Delos Charlton August 28, 1882 – June 12, 1963 Irving Charlton wanted to create a museum and recreation area for Barry County residents, and strongly believed in the preservation of agricultural and common household objects from the 19th century for the education of future generations. He collected 150,000 artifacts in his lifetime, creating the foundation of the Park’s collection. Irving was born in 1882, the only child of E. Frank and Roseanna Althouse Charlton. Irving had a strong interest in mechanics even in elementary school, attending District No. 7, Castleton Township School, at Martin Corners until 1898. He went on to Hastings High School, graduating in 1901. He then attended Michigan Agricultural College (Michigan State University) and earned a Bachelor of Science from the Mechanical Department. After college, he held a series of teaching positions. He was an Instructor of blacksmithing, farm engines and buildings at the Manitoba Agricultural

College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He gained a higher level position at Washington State College in Pullmen, WA where he was the Head of the Division of Agricultural Engineering and instructed on various farming topics. In 1918, he assisted the U.S. Army when he was at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. He organized, equipped and trained 500 U.S. Army men in blacksmithing, carpentry, and electrical work. Shortly after this, he left the University of Minnesota to “enter war work”. He began his military career as a Private in the Tank Corps, and then went on to work for the U.S. War Department. He was the Chief of Technical Education, U.S. Army General Hospital No. 36 in Detroit, MI, and at U.S. Army General Hospital No. 6 in Atlanta, GA. He left his service in the War Department in 1920 and returned to Michigan to continue farming. In 1936, Irving presented a proposal to establish Charlton Park by donating 210 acres of land to Barry County in December 1936, this was approved two days later. Construction of the stone Museum building started in 1944, but was not completed until 1950, due to scarcity of labor and funds. Irving moved to Charlton Park as Caretaker and lived in the building by the river in1951. Irving Delos Charlton passed away June 12, 1963. Irving once said he liked farm equipment, but didn’t like to farm. This explains why he spent more time teaching what he loved, than farming. The mission of Charlton Park is to provide educational and recreational opportunities, through the collection, preservation and demonstration of early rural Michigan life, artifacts and buildings, and the maintenance of natural and recreation areas. We believe Irving would be proud of what Charlton Park has become.

Educators – Bring Your Students To Charlton Park Our education programs are designed to expand student’s knowledge and comprehension of the past. Programs encourage learning through hands-on participation in our 19th century historic village. We provide a personal connection to history that can be adapted to any age or interest level. Irving Charlton strongly believed in the preservation of agricultural and common household objects from the 19th century for the education of future generations. The education programs utilize the buildings and artifacts to bring history alive for your students! Your students will be able to see, listen, touch, smell and feel their way through history! Our most popular programs are Live-In and Down on the Farm. If you choose the Live-In, students live the life of a child at the turn-of-the-

century by participating in daily chores and activities. If you choose Down on the Farm, students experience what life may have been like living on a farm in the late 1800’s. You also may select experiences à la carte. Interested? In November 2012, Charlton Park will be offering their programs for FREE to Barry County schools. Visit for more information, a printable brochure and how our programs fit the GLCE’s. If your school is in Barry County, you are eligible to attend an education program for FREE! Book your program by contacting Shannon Ritzer at Charlton Park by phone 269-945-3775, e-mail, or directly through our website at “Book a Program”.

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Charlton Park is much more than a collection of old buildings; it is a special place made so by the people who bring the village to life. There are dozens of people who devote some of their free time to Charlton Park. Each volunteer makes the Park better by adding their own talents and interests to the mix. Would you consider joining us? There are many levels of participation; one of them might be right for you!

Special Event Volunteers If you are interested in history and enjoy conversing with people - but have limited time - volunteering for events is for you! Event Volunteers serve as costumed guides in our historic buildings, answering questions and providing information for our visitors. Event Volunteers are generally committed to one day a weekend once a month during the summer event season. Education Program Volunteers If you enjoy working with children and are looking for weekday volunteer opportunities, help out with our

education program presentations! These volunteers give half hour presentations on various historical topics to elementary age students. Education Program Volunteers are needed during the week when school is in session, it is a 2-3 hour commitment and you can volunteer as often as you like! Collections Volunteers Are you interested in data entry and computers? Our artifact collection needs to be computerized and photographed. Volunteer as often as you like for as many hours, there is always something to do!

Landscape and Maintenance Do you enjoy being outdoors and working in the garden? Charlton Park needs your help to maintain our historic village and property. Adopt-A-Building or Landscape and plant and tend your own historic garden! Volunteers are vital to Charlton Park! If you are interested please visit and fill out a volunteer application or contact Claire Johnston or Shannon Ritzer. They can be reached by phone (269) 945-3775 or e-mail or

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Autumn Arts and Eats Tour is Focal Point for Barry County Tourism Efforts Barry County....It’s all right here. Arts and Eats rural back roads local food, art, and farm tour is back this year, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21 at the height of color season. The free self-driving tour directs visitors to out-of-the way artists in their studios, restaurants that serve food grown by local producers, and specialty crop farms that grow food and fiber. The goal of the tour is to raise awareness and appreciation of local cultural assets as well as the region’s natural resources, rural areas, land, forests, and cool villages and towns. In addition to offering a lovely country drive, the tour educates people about the benefits of buying and consuming locally grown foods, supporting Michigan artists as entrepreneurs, and connecting restaurants and local farmers. A full-color hard copy map and guide is available. In 2011, its first year, hundreds of people from over 43 different zip codes attended the two-day tour which covered 40 stops in Barry and three surrounding counties. Travelers picked which places they wanted to visit. The Passport to Barry County was used to help track the sites to which people traveled and entered people into a drawing for prizes. With

the Passport program alone, over 900 site visits were tracked and five of the eight prizes were claimed by people outside of Barry County, a testament to the wide attraction of the tour. Building upon the success of the first year, Arts and Eats is adding a Friday kickoff for restaurants participating in the tour, encouraging out-of-town visitors to stay overnight and sample small town, local food fare dinners before taking off on their Saturday adventure studio and farm tour. This year the Allegan County Tourism Council joins the other partners (Barry County Tourism Council, Barry County Chamber of Commerce, Hastings Public Library, MSU Extension, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Thornapple Arts Council, and area artists) in presenting the tour. Their addition will extend the tour further into Allegan County. To find out more information such as how to become a participant stop on the tour, how to become a sponsor, or to download a map and guide visit the website at or call (269) 945-2002.

Through the Barry County Economic Development Alliance, the Barry County Tourism Council engages local and regional partners to create a dynamic and integrated approach to promote tourism and recreation that values local assets and contributes to the economic vitality of Barry County. The Council is a collaborative effort of area businesses and business organizations, educational agencies, universities, governmental units, and cultural, arts, and philanthropic organizations.

Barry County Parks and Recreation Board Creating Recreational Space for All to Enjoy The Barry County Parks and Recreation Board was established by the Barry County Board of Commissioners in March 2007. This was in response to public comment and interest in meeting a broader range of recreation needs throughout the county. The board consists of voting members and ex-officio members from a broad range of recreation and resource-related stakeholder groups. The mission of the Barry County Parks and Recreation Board is to, “maximize recreational opportunities for all citizens and visitors in response to changing social and demographic conditions and community expectations.” In the five years since its formation, the Parks and Recreation Board (PRB) has taken many steps toward reaching its ambitious goals. In conjunction with the Charlton Park Village and Museum Board, the

PRB developed a new Barry County Parks and Recreation Plan, which was approved by the Department of Natural Resources in 2008. The plan includes the PRB’s goals, among them: enhancing existing county parks and recreation facilities, providing a geographically balanced system of parks throughout the county, promoting strong working relationships with other governmental units within the

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county, and striving toward providing universal accessibility to recreational facilities. The PRB will work to update this plan next year. Construction has been completed on improvements to the McKeown Bridge Park near Thornapple Manor. The upgrades include full ADA accessibility, fishing piers, picnic facilities, walkways and boardwalks, and a restroom facility. The community celebration and grand opening took place in 2011, and the park is a wonderful addition to our community. With the support of the Barry County Board of Commissioners, the PRB has also been able to strengthen relations with other parks and recreation boards throughout the county through a Barry County Parks and Recreation Grant Program. With the idea of “no child left indoors”, this program, begun in 2008, offered mini-grants of up to $5,000 to Barry County municipalities and school systems. These grants were to assist in park development or improvement projects. Five of these grants have already been awarded to: Yankee Springs Township for a township park pavilion; Orangeville Township for community playground equipment; the Village of Middleville for a skate park; the Village of Nashville for a walkin kayak/canoe/boat launch; and to Thornapple Kellogg Schools for an elementary playground upgrade. Linking the parks, waters, and communities of Barry County is the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail. The county owns several sections of this trail route, that when completed, will be 43 miles long. Our Barry County trail will link us to Kent and Eaton Counties and their trail systems. The Village of Middleville owns a paved trail section that stretches nearly four miles toward Hastings and includes new restrooms in the Village Hall at the trailhead’s parking area. A lengthy unpaved Barry County section of the trail will soon connect Nashville to Thornapple Lake and Charlton Park and eventually to the new McKeown Bridge Park. Long range goals include connecting to Yankee Springs State Park and to established trail systems in Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties. The beauty of Barry County is as close as your shoestrings. For more information, visit us at: or e-mail your questions/comments to:

2012 will be your last opportunity to view the exhibit Test of a Nation Honor of a County on the second floor of the Museum Building. After more than 10 years on display the exhibit documenting the Civil War will be taken down to make room for something new! Don’t worry – a Civil War themed exhibit will be here for the end of the conflict’s commemoration in 2015 when we will welcome Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. The exhibit is a national travelling display provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Constitution Center, and the American Library Association. Treasures from the Collection: Hats!, a temporary display in the lobby of the second floor, offers a look at hat styles and accessories for men and women. Be sure to see both exhibits before they’re gone! 2013 will be a year of exciting changes in exhibits at Historic Charlton Park. Once the renovation of the first floor of the Museum Building has been completed, travelling exhibits from various Michigan institutions will find a home for the event season. We are excited to be able to offer changing displays to the visiting public and the people of Barry County!

No Family Left Indoors No Family Left Indoors (NFLI) is a program that brings together many of Barry County’s arts, recreation, natural, and educational non-profit associations to host a series of evenings of fun and learning out-of-doors. After the thrilling time we had during last year’s inaugural NFLI series with our “Hurrah! It’s Recess!” program, we are excited to unveil “Tree-riffic!” scheduled for July 24, 2012 from 6:30-8 p.m. We’ll take a nature walk exploring the trees around Charlton Park, talk about the historic uses for the area plants, and engage ourselves in a rousing game of Tag and other fun activities that will get us moving and help us to remember the foliage seen during our walk. We hope that this outdoor adventure can be the building block for new educational offerings, specifically geared towards environmental studies. If you have any questions about “Tree-riffic!” please contact Shannon Ritzer by phone at (269) 9453775, or by e-mail Hope to see you on July 24th! No Family Left Indoors runs at various locations on Tuesdays between June 12 and August 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.: 6/12/2012 – Family Night at Camp – YMCA of Barry County - Camp Algonquin. Participants will join in a variety of fun activities at camp including games, climbing wall, and a boat ride. 6/19/2012 – Nesting Season at Otis Sanctuary – Michigan Audubon Society - Otis Sanctuary. A seasoned birder will help you identify common

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birds by sight and sound on this hike. 6/26/2012 – Paul Henry Trail Hike – Chief Noonday Chapter of the North Country Trail Association - Middleville Stagecoach Park. A naturalist led hike that will take in all of the experiences of the nearby Thornapple River. 7/10/2012 – Sticks and Splatters – Thornapple Arts Council - Delton. Make a Jackson Pollock inspired piece of art. 7/17/2012 – Thornapple River Exploration – Thornapple Watershed Council - McKeown Bridge Park. Explore Barry County’s principle waterway, the Thornapple River. 7/24/2012 – Tree-rific! – Charlton Park. Through a hike and games participants will learn the natural history of common trees. 7/31/2012 – Amazing Insects – Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Go on a bug hunt exploring the wonderful diversity of insects and other arthropods around us. 8/7/2012 – Scavenger Hunt at Riverwalk Trail – Hastings Public Library. Discover hidden gems in our local landscape and streetscape. This scavenger hunt will involve local landmarks, interesting buildings and some of the area’s sculptures seen from a different point of view. 8/14/2012 – Pond Exploration – Outdoor Education Center - Clear Lake Camp. It might wiggle, hop or dive but we will get out on the boardwalk with a dip net to catch pond critters. Everybody catches something to look at! If there is time, we will end with a campfire and a story.

Did you know that Historic Charlton Park is that perfect place to have that long overdue family reunion, company picnic, graduation party, wedding, or just a family fun filled afternoon? Put all worries of cleaning the house to the side and let us provide you with an ideal location for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors, play a little volleyball, or exchange those vows in front of family and friends. Our facilities have a little something for everyone and every occasion. With rental opportunities that fit every need our shelters, pavilion, church, and village create the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Rates that will rival any within our area and the knowledge of having a safe and family fun filled atmosphere can put many of those worries to rest. With over 30 reservations already on the books for rentals this year don’t lose your opportunity to secure that perfect spot for any occasion. Contact Stacey Graham at our park office (269) 945-3775 or check us out on the web (www.charlton for further information on making that reservation at one of our facilities. There is no better time than right now to make those plans for creating a memory of a lifetime right here at Historic Charlton Park.

BARRY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Dowling Public Library: 1765 E. Dowling Rd., Hastings, 269-721-3743 Freeport Public Library: 208 S. State St., Freeport 616-765-5181 http:// Hastings Public Library: 227 E. State St., Hastings, 269-945-4263 Putnam District Library: 327 N. Main St., Nashville, 517-852-9723 Thornapple Kellogg Public Library: 3885 Bender Rd., Middleville, 269.795.5434 BARRY COUNTY FARMERS MARKETS: Hastings – Every Saturday beginning May 5; Every Wednesday beginning June 6; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October; Barry County Courthouse Lawn Middleville – Every Friday May 4 - October 19; 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Village Hall


• Historic Bowens Mills, 55 Briggs Road Middleville, MI 49333 An 1840s plank house, an 1850s one room school, an 1864 grist and cider mill, a covered bridge, and much more. A must for the history buff.

HISTORICAL MUSEUMS • Bowne Township Historical Society Museum & School House. 616-868-6846 84th St. & Alden Nash (M-50), Alto, MI 49302 Open the 1st Sunday of each month June-September, or by appointment.

• McKeown Road Bridge (McKeown Park - McKeown Rd./Nashville Rd.) A 19th century iron truss bridge over the Thornapple River in a park setting.

• Freeport Historical Society Museum 127 South Warren Street Freeport, MI 49325. 616-765-8571 Open Tuesday mornings May-October, or throughout the year by appointment. • Lake Odessa Area Historical Soc. & Depot Museum 1117 Emerson Street, Lake Odessa, MI 48849 616-374-7518 or 616-374-8420 Open the last weekend of each month, Saturday 10 am-2 pm and Sunday 2 pm-5 pm • Bernard Historical Society 7135 West Delton Road, Delton, MI 49046 269-623-8732 • Gilmore Car Museum 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060 269-671-5089

• Barry County Courthouse 220 W. State St., Hastings, MI 49058 A beautiful and historic 19th Century courthouse on a traditional town square. NATURE AND WILDLIFE • Michigan Audubon Society - Otis Sanctuary 3560 Havens Road, Hastings, MI 49058. 269-948-5777 • e-mail:

SWEETS AND TREATS IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING MOO-ville Quality Creamery, 5875 S. M-66 Highway (at M-79), Nashville, MI 49073. 517-852-9003. A working farm offering farm tours, a petting farm, a working creamery, and ICE CREAM! Open year-round Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

SAFE & HEALTHY RECREATION HIKING & BIKING TRAILS The trail network is impressive and growing, too extensive to detail on a map of this scale. If you are a hiker, bicycler, bird watcher, nature lover, or horse rider, there are trails for you. Find your trail among: The Paul Henry Thornapple Trail; The Chief Noonday segment of the North Country Trail

• Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for Environmental Education, 701 West Cloverdale Rd., Hastings, MI 49058 (269) 721-4190 e-mail:

or: the many and varied trails available in the Barry State Game Area, the Middleville State Game Area, or Yankee Springs Recreation Area,

• W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, a part of W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012-9707. 269-671-2510.

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OTHER FUN FESTIVALS & COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS May 12: May 19: May 28: a.m. June 1-3: June 8:

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Middleville Green Days & Bike Rodeo; 9 a.m.- 2:30p.m.; Downtown Middleville Spring Bird Hike; Pierce Cedar Creek Institute; 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Middleville Memorial Day Parade; 11 Cerulean Warbler Weekend; Otis Bird Sanctuary Hastings Sculpture Tour Opening Celebration; 5-8 p.m.; Downtown Hastings Buttermilk Jamboree Arts & Music Festival; Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Rd. Delton

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Vintage Motorcycle Show; Gilmore Car Museum; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 15: River Bank Music Festival; Stagecoach Park Downtown Middleville; 6:30- 8:30 p.m.; Every Friday through August 24 June 15: Fridays at the Fountain Music Series; 11:30 am – 1 p.m. Downtown Hastings June 16: Nashville Art on the Lawn & Car Show; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Downtown Nashville July 15-21: Barry County Fair; Barry Expo Center 1350 N. M-37 Hwy., Hastings August 6-11: Thornapple River Expedition: Vermontville to Ada August 10-11: Delton Founders Festival; Downtown Delton

August 24-26: Hastings Summerfest; Downtown Hastings September 8: Middleville Heritage Day; 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Village of Middleville September 22: Classic Car Show 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Barry County Commission on Aging October 20-21: Barry County Arts & Eats December 1: Middleville Christmas Parade; 10 a.m. December 1: Hastings Christmas Parade; 2 p.m. Downtown Hastings December 31: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Downtown Hastings

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