Kalamazoo Celery

Kalamazoo Celery (HM1EY3)

Location: Kalamazoo, MI 49001 Kalamazoo County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 16.58', W 85° 35.22'

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A Scotsman, named Taylor, grew the first celery in Kalamazoo in 1856. Diners at the Burdick Hotel regarded it with curiosity. Cornelius De Bruyn, a gardener, who came here from The Netherlands in 1866, developed the modern type of celery from the earlier soup celery. Other Dutch farmers by 1872 were turning the Kalamazoo mucklands into fields of celery. J.S. Dunkley sold medicines and condiments made of celery. Soon Kalamazoo celery was known the nation over. Michigan has been a leading celery producer ever since.
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HM NumberHM1EY3
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker Number133
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 616514 N 4681424
Decimal Degrees42.27633333, -85.58700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.58', W 85° 35.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 34.80" N, 85° 35' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1517 S Park St, Kalamazoo MI 49001, US
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