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History Room Poetry FileWas it a Vase?

One thing nearly always leads to another, when you’re doing library research. Last week a patron asked us to find the text of an old poem about the Kalamazoo River; while hunting it down, Local History librarian David DeVries discovered this gem in the history room Poetry file. Undated, the accompanying note said that it had been reprinted by request in the Kalamazoo Telegraph, though “doubtless many in Kalamazoo have read it.” ...


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Beth TimmermanDavid DeVriesAlex MerrillJerry SmithRuth Wilson