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Check Out This Lions Home Game From 1939 [Video]

In 1939, color film was rare, and even more so for home film like this, which was shot by a fan in the stands.

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10 Commandments Of Growing Up In Michigan

If you grew up in Michigan, there are certain experiences we all shared, regardless of what city or town you grew up in.

See how many things you did on our list.

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Radio Shack May Be Dead, But Their Memory Lingers On In This List Of Odd Stuff Found In Their Corporate Office

Remember when you could kill an hour easy just perusing the Radio Shack at the Woodland Mall while you waited for your Mom and sister to get done school shopping?

Radio Shack put a bunch of stuff found in their offices up for grabs on the internet. So if you need a 1984 answering machine or a drawer full of remotes, this is the place to go.

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Grand Rapids In 1946 Was ‘A Good Place To Live’ [Video]

This preserved home movie from 1946 touts our hometown as a 'Good Place To Live'. It still is.

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Woodland Mall Landmark Moves Downtown

Perhaps you used it as a landmark to figure out which entrance you came in, or maybe you and your hood rat friends hung out near it when you were teenagers.

Either way, you remembered the big circular sculpture that adorned the center of the Woodland Mall. It was taken out of the Mall on Sunday, destined for an unknown location downtown.

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Throwback Thursday: Stock Car Racing In Grand Rapids 1951

There used to be a stock car racing track in Grand Rapids on the Northwest side near where the White Pine Trail starts along US 131. Here's some old 8mm film footage of some racing from 1951.

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Grand Rapids, Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation? That’s What They Called Us In 1910 [Video]

This 1910 promotional film touting the Grand Rapids area shows that while we've changed in some ways over the past 106 years, in others ways, we're still the same.

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Looking For A Gift? Here’s Some Old School Grand Rapids T-Shirts

Remember the Top of the Rock on Alpine? Mr. Fables? Daryl Nathan?

All these memories are now wrapped up for you as a gift tees from our friend and '80s aficionado Jef Leppard. Now what are you waiting for?

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Throwback Thursday: The Top 10 Songs From The Summer of 1984 [Video]

I've argued the point here that 1984 may have been one of the greatest years for pop music in American history, and when compiling this list, it kind of confirms my point.

When songs like Night Ranger's 'Sister Christian', ZZ Top's 'Legs' and Scandal's 'The Warrior' can't even come close to cracking the Top Ten Summer Songs list from that year, it had to have been a good summer for tunes.

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Throwback Thursday: Remember Pepsi Dance Trax? [Video]

Pepsi Dance Trax was a teen dance show that aired early Sunday mornings on Fox-17 from late 1988 until early 1990.

Featuring local teenagers dancing and wearing the fashions and haircuts of the time (boy, did they!!), it was hosted by top 40 DJs from WGRD, WKLQ and 104.5 Sunny FM. The show was taped Saturday mornings at the old Club Eastbrook on 29th Street (now the Orbit Room).

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Throwback Thursday: Grand Rapids In The ’50s, When It Was Known As ‘The Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation’ [Video]

The Tumblr site FYGR stumbled across this wonderful postcard packet of Grand Rapids in the early '50s, featuring wonderful drawings of the steamboat on Reeds Lake and the bridge over the duck pond at the John Ball Park Zoo.

Enjoy this wonderful trip back in time.

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Hey, Kool-Aid!!

Ah, yes. The dog days of summer

Growing up in a small suburb of Detroit in the '70s and '80s, the day would start with rolling out of bed on a muggy summer morning.

Our home back then didn’t have central air. So, the house was already getting warm with the morning sun, get to the kitchen and pour yourself a bowl of Cap 'n Crunch cereal, and head outside to play.

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