Grand Rapids History Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saWHB5D_tu4    

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/12/see_more_than_100_historical_p.html

Grand Rapids History

General

http://www.grhistory.org/history_of_grand_rapids

http://www.grcity.us/city-clerk/Pages/Grand-Rapids-Historical-Perspective.aspx

http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The-Midwest/Grand-Rapids-History.html

http://www.historygrandrapids.org/article/2127/louis-campau-and-other-early-l   Louis Campau

Grand Rapids 1868       This is a map of Grand Rapids in 1868

http://www.triposo.com/loc/Grand_Rapids2C_Michigan/history/background

http://michiganhistory.leadr.msu.edu/early-history-4/

http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Grand_Rapids%2C_Michigan  top part

Grand Rapids, Native Americans

http://www.absolutemichigan.com/dig/michigan/the-hopewell/

http://www.bigorrin.org/chippewa_kids.htm    Questions often asked by children

http://www.bigorrin.org/ottawa_kids.htm Questions often asked by children

http://www.bigorrin.org/potawatomi_kids.htm http://www.bigorrin.org/potawatomi_kids.htm

 The Three Fires   Ojibwa, Odawa & Potawatomi

http://seekingmichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MHK-Three-Fires.pdf

http://wattlesfourthgrade.weebly.com/ch-2-michigans-first-people.html  look at Hopewell and Three Fires

Growth of Manufacturing in Grand Rapids

http://michiganhistory.leadr.msu.edu/early-economy/ 

http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The-Midwest/Grand-Rapids-History.html

TRANSPORTATION

Street Cars

http://www.historygrandrapids.org/photoessay/1656/grand-rapids-streetcars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7T9_stQcys

Furniture

http://michiganhistory.leadr.msu.edu/furniture-city/

http://geo.msu.edu/extra/geogmich/furniture_mfg.html

http://www.furniturecityhistory.org/company/3668/kuiper-carving-co

Logging

http://www.geo.msu.edu/geogmich/RR-logging.html  this is on Michigan

http://seekingmichigan.org/look/2010/01/12/logging-camp    this is on Michigan

http://geo.msu.edu/extra/geogmich/whitepine-logging.html   this is on Michigan

Fur traders

http://geo.msu.edu/extra/geogmich/furtrade.html