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Mystery of Civil War Letters Mailed To Newaygo Solved

In April 2015 an envelope full of letters written from an infantryman serving in the 26th Michigan Regiment during the Civil War arrived at the Newaygo Post Office. The envelope they arrived in was post marked 'Grand Rapids' and had no return address.

Who mailed them, and why? 

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Michigan Modern: A New Book Honors Steelcase And Herman Miller’s Day In The Sun

I remember when I was a kid growing up on the east side of the state, Grand Rapids always meant one thing: furniture.

The industry here has suffered a bit lately, but in those last glory years of Michigan furniture making, their design aesthetic was among the cutting edge of its time.

A new book honors that era that spawned the Michigan Modern design aesthetic.

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Touching Cub Tribute Video Has Harry Caray Call The Last Out

That was quick. Not only has the dust not even cleared from last night's World Championship, but there are already two touching Cub tribute videos out, both of which will melt your heart.

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Category: Baseball, News, Nostalgia, Videos
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Queen Releases Pumped Up Version Of ‘We Will Rock You’ [Video]

Queen is finally releasing the fast version of "We Will Rock You", in a new box set that's coming out next week.

Bootleg versions of the different take on the song have been around for years, but this is the first time it's being officially released. 

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Haunted GR: The Wealthy Street Ghost [Photos]

This is a relatively new phenomenon in the oeuvre of Grand Rapids ghosts. It first appears online in 2015 and revolves around a little boy who likes nail polish.

So I decided to investigate the story of the Wealthy Street Ghost.

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This Video From A 1986 New Wave Dance Club Will Bring Back Memories, Not All Of Them Good [Video]

This video of kids dancing at a New Wave dance club in the mid-'80s has everything you want in an '80s flashback, big hair, giant shoulder pads, and suave dance moves.

In fact, if you use your imagination, it could be you dancing at Top of the Rock back in the day. And then it'll hit you, OMG! What were we thinking!!

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Dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Museum — 35 Years Ago!

Grand Rapids was buzzing with excitement back in 1981 leading up to the September 18, 1981 dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ Being Turned Into A Musical [Video]

Meat Loaf’s classic album, “Bat Out Of Hell,” is headed for the stage. Jim Steinman, the man who wrote the songs on the album, is developing a rock opera based on the popular release, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 

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Bruce Springsteen Opens Up About Struggle With Depression

Bruce Springsteen is on the cover of October's Vanity Fair magazine where he’s promoting his upcoming biography, “Born To Run,” which drops September 27th. In the article, the Boss opens up about his struggles with depression, noting that he was “crushed between sixty and sixty-two, good for a year and out again from sixty-three to sixty-four.” 

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Great Lakes Shipwreck Discovery Is One Of The Oldest Ever [Video]

Gordon Lightfoot never wrote a song about it, but the Sloop Washington succumbed to the same 'Gales of November' that claimed the Edmund Fitzgerald, the only difference: the Washington went down 172 years before the Fitzgerald.

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Dancing In 80’s Movies Tribute [Video]

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Lionel Richie’s album “Dancing On the Ceiling” and to celebrate here's a nostalgia overload of 80 movie dance scenes from the 80's getting down.

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Category: Movies, Music, Nostalgia, Videos
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Drive-Ins — Load up the Car and Let’s Go!

When I was growing up, I remember my family loading into my father’s station wagon and heading off to the drive-in! I think I saw more movies at the drive-in growing up, than I did in an actual movie theater.

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