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In this issue of De Grondwet, there appeared an article about the proposed "Van Raalte County" that would consist of Ottawa, Allegan, and Muskegon counties. "As soon as the Holland- American element becomes dominant, the change of name will offer no problem." The editor of the paper had big dreams about the influence of the Holland area.
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Buursma, William and Buursma, Althea, "In This Issue of De Grondwet, There Appeared an Article About the Proposed "Van Raalte County" That Would Consist of Ottawa, Allegan, and Muskegon Counties" (1888). Van Raalte Papers: 1880-1889. 13.