Sunday, January 6, 2013

Monroe Center

Recently, the Grand Rapids Press ( did a week long series on the history of Monroe Center in downtown Grand Rapids.  This fabulous series chronicled:

If you are interested in Grand Rapids history, be sure to check out these well written, informative articles.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

25th Anniversary of the Closing of Michigan Central Station

Michigan Central Station was once the pride of Detroit.  It would be the entrance to Detroit for the thousands seeking work in the bustling Auto Industry.  Sadly, this once glorious facility has fallen to the way-side.  Historic Detroit has a great write up on the history of this landmark.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Paw Paw Foot Bridge

The Paw Paw Foot Bridge is a unique foot bridge crossing the Black River in Zeeland, MI.

Photo by Greg Vedders

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pure Michigan Ads

A new crop of exciting Pure Michigan Ads are now available on the Pure Michigan Page on YouTube. For a sampling of the 2011 Pure Michigan Ads, checkout the Pure Michigan Blog entry featuring the latest ads in this award winning series.

Grand Rapids Lip Dub

Grand Rapids is neither down nor out. Grand Rapids responded to recent accusations that it is a dying city by creating a nearly 10 minute Lip Dub video telling the story of what the city has to offer. The video which Roger Ebert calls "the greatest music video ever made" features Don McLean's chart topping hit, American Pie. Here it is in it's full uncut, one take glory.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Grand Rapids, The Good Life

A new Pure Michigan Commercial has been released featuring Grand Rapids, MI.