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ID: 7013819
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Kalamazoo (inhabited place)  Kalamazoo (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 42 17 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 42.2833  decimal degrees
Long: 085 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -85.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Kalamazoo river; original settlement expanded when railroad arrived & government land office was established in 1840s; famed for celery produced by Dutch farmers from 1850s.

Names:
Kalamazoo (preferred,C,V)
Bronson (H,V)  ............ named after Titus Bronson, who built a cabin here in 1829 on site of trading post
Kee-Kalamazoo (H,V)  ............ name of trading post here, from Amerindian name meaning "boiling water," referring to the river rapids

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Michigan (state)  ............  Michigan (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Kalamazoo (county)  ................  Kalamazoo (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Kalamazoo (inhabited place)  ....................  Kalamazoo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a fur-trading post, settlement established in 1829, incorporated in 1843
city (C)
county seat (C)  ............  since 1830
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produced paper since 1874, now also produces pharmaceuticals, metal products & transportation equipment
agricultural center (C)
tourist center (C)  ............  for nature trails & restored pioneer homestead of Kalamazoo Nature Center
educational center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bronson..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 689-690
Kalamazoo..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 6:689-690
....................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS26012169
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 582
Kee-Kalamazoo..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 689-690
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 689-690; 6:689-690
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS26012169
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 582
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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