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An extensive news article in the Grand Haven News, p. 1, on "The Dutch Colony in Michigan, by Sanford Howard from the office of the State Board of Agriculture, Lansing, Michigan, September 8, 1865, on agriculture as practiced by the Dutch in western Michigan. The writer is very positive about the accomplishments of the Dutch.




Transcribed by Mary Otterness September 28, 2004

Description of the document by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


Grand Haven News, September 27, 1865, p. 1.

An Extensive News Article in The Grand Haven News