The Great Grand River Flood of 2013 On April 21, 2013, the Grand River crested at its highest point ever, beating out the powerful and destructive flood of 1904 that wiped out a large chunk of the lower West Side. Thanks to better preparation and a general sense of un-panic, the 2013 flood was more of a spectator sport than crisis. Pictures include the Grand […]
Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont MI. View of the cemetery. It's a bit on the small side. A.S. -- and no other clue about who this person may have been. Mary Angell -- the earliest birth date I found in the cemetery. Broken monuments. A cause for mourning. Another broken headstone. Fallen children. He was only 8 years old. A new headstone to honor a veteran of […]
Part 1 of photos I took while on a walk on the Kent Trails near Millennium Park, in Grand Rapids, MI. Given that the trail system — which runs along the Grand River — is a short walk from downtown, it’s a wonder more folks don’t spend time walking or cycling along these scenic footpaths. N.B. — I was in full manual mode on my D3100, trying to master the fine […]
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