(Discover Kalamazoo 2) It Starts with Water: Arcadia Creek

Many settlements situated next to water for good reasons: drinking water and power, to name just a couple.  Sometimes, the reasons were not so good, like the dumping of waste. In any case, the second episode of the Discover Kalamazoo Historic Walking Tour series focuses on the obvious source of water near downtown Kalamazoo: Arcadia Creek.

Historian, author and curator of the Western Michigan University Legacy Collections, Lynn Houghton points out areas of interest near Arcadia Creek. Houghton,  famous for her seasonal, in-person historic walks, has led tour groups big and bigger all around the area – offering up historical tidbits that make listeners say “huh!”

Episode Resources

Sit back and let this episode whet your appetite for a Kalamazoo visit – or follow along during an in-person, self-guided walking tour using this handy Discover Kalamazoo map!

Be sure and check out all the resources you need for a Kalamazoo visit for leisure or business at the Discover Kalamazoo website.

Want to attend one of Lynn's in-person historic walks? Watch the Discover Kalamazoo website for details!

Kalamazoo Lost and Found by Lynn Smith Houghton and Pamela Hall O'Connor

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