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A Look at Grand Rapids Just After the Civil War: An Amazing 1868 Lithograph

Take a look back in time at Grand Rapids just after the Civil War in this amazing 1868 lithograph. Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan with a population of nearly 200,000. Follow their mayor George Heartwell on Twitter too!
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Now this is an amazing piece of history. This is a beautiful old lithograph showing Grand Rapids as it looked just after the Civil War. Brad, this one’s for you too. Enjoy.

1868 bird’s-eye view of Grand Rapids

Source: Library of Congress

For those of you who are less familiar with Grand Rapids, it is the second largest city in the state after Detroit (we have great photos of that city), with a population pushing close to 200,000. It was founded in 1826 and incorporated as a city in 1850, just 18 years before this lithograph was done.

Also, make sure you follow their mayor George Heartwell on Twitter!

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