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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Z2D_grand-army-of-the-republic-a-war-memorial_Lansing-MI.html
THIS MEMORIAL was erected in memory of and dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic by the Department of Michigan Women's Relief Corps. Jun 11, 1924."Ever in the realms of glory shall shine your starry fame. Angels have heard your story. God kn…
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Wolverine Boys' State: The American Legion On November 28, 1937, the board of directors of The American Legion established Wolverine Boys' State. American Legion departments in other states, including Ohio and Indiana, had existing programs. The …
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Following Flint's example, Lansing Amalgamated United Auto Workers Local 182 concluded a successful sit-down strike at Reo in April 1937. A subsequent effort to organize Capital City Wrecking Company resulted in the firing of workers, picket lines…
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Side AAs the labor movement spread across Michigan in the 1930s, workers in Lansing organized. After a successful strike at REO Motor Car Company ended in April 1937, the Amalgamated United Auto Workers Local 182 began recruiting new members from …
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Kerns Hotel Fire At 5:30 A.M. on December 11, 1934, the alarm outside the Kerns Hotel sounded. The 211-room four-story brick hotel that stood on this site had 215 registered guests. Before the last embers of the fire were extinguished, thirty-two…
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Near this site in 1886, Ransom Eli Olds designed, built, and first drove a steam powered horseless carriage. In 1803, he brought out his first automobile using gasoline engine power. In 1897, he organized the Olds Motor Vehicle company and produce…
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Michigan Education AssociationWhen completed in 1928, this building marked the Michigan Education Association's seventy-fifth anniversary. The Lansing architectural firm of Warren Holmes-Powers Company designed the Neo-Georgian structure. The symm…
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Known as the "Mother" of Michigan State Parks system. Genevieve Gillette is remembered as one of the state's most effective conservation lobbyists. In 1920, she was the only woman in the first landscape architecture class to graduate fro…
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The road, cutting across downtown Lansing, was given the name "Olds Freeway' in honor of Ransom E. Olds. The new freeway reflected a national trend as workers moved out of the cities to suburban homes. I-496 spurred growth in the suburbs, but clai…
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Considered "The First Lady of the Press," former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas is a trailblazer who broke through barriers for women reporters. Thomas worked for United Press International for more than 55 years covering every pr…
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