KALAMAZOO , acity and the
See also:county-seat of Kalamazoo county, Michigan, U.S.A., on the W.
See also:bank of the Kalamazoo
See also:River, about 49 M . S. of
See also:Grand Rapids and 144 M . W. of
See also:Detroit . Pop . (1900) 24,404, of whom 4710 were
See also:born; (1910
See also:census) 39,437 . It is served by the Michigan Central, the Lake
See also:Shore & Michigan
See also:Southern, the Grand Rapids &
See also:Indiana, the Kalamazoo, Lake Shore & Chicago, and the Chicago, Kalamazoo &
See also:railways, and by interurban electric lines . The city has a public library, and is the seat of Kalamazoo
See also:college (Baptist), which-
See also:grew out of the Kalamazoo
See also:literary institute (1833) and was chartered under its
See also:present name in 1855; the Michigan
See also:female seminary (Presbyterian), established in 1866; the Western State normal school (1904);
See also:Nazareth Academy (1897), for girls;
See also:Hall (1899), a school for boys; two private
See also:schools for the feeble-minded; and the Michigan
See also:asylum for the insane, opened in 1859 . The surrounding
See also:country is famous for its
See also:celery, and the city is an important manufacturing centre, ranking third among the cities of the state in the value of its factory products in 1904 . The value of the factory
See also:pro-duct in 1904 was $13,141,767, an increase of 82.9%° since 1900 . The waterworks and electric-
See also:lighting plant are owned and operated by the
See also:municipality . Kalamazoo was settled in 1829, was known as Bronson (in
See also:honour of Titus Bronson, an early settler) until 1836, was incorporated as the
See also:village of Kalamazoo in 1838, and in 1884 became a city under a
See also:charter granted in the preceding
See also:year .
KALAMATA (officially KaltaµaL, from an ancient tow...
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