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KPL’s award-winning collection of local history articles.
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Meet the people who made Kalamazoo.
Visit the final resting places of Kalamazoo's citizens.
Learn about local events such as the Burdick Hotel Fire.
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“Kalamazoo, an Original Rag-Time Cake-Walk” by Edward Desenberg, 1899Written, published and performed in Kalamazoo during the ragtime era.