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Titus Bronson - Founder of Kalamazoo

Titus Bronson - Founder of Kalamazoo
Source: Labadie's Souvenir of Picturesque Kalamazoo, 1909.

Austin, Benjamin Miller: Early Pioneer Industrialist

Austin, Marilyn “Mamie” (1887-1949)

Baldwin, Schuyler C.: Pioneering Kalamazoo Photographer

Bronson, Chester Z.: Bandleader and Director

Bronson, Titus: Founder of Kalamazoo

Bronson, William S.: Musician, Bandleader, Violin Maker

Brooks, Ellis L.: West Michigan Bandleader and Composer

Crane, Caroline Bartlett: Minister and Civic Leader

denBleyker, Paulus: The Dutch Governor

Desenberg, Edward B.: Musician and Philanthropist

Fetzer, John E.: Broadcasting, Baseball, Mystical Science

Fischer, Charles L. and Burton E.: Fischer’s Orchestra

Follett, James I.: Kalamazoo Civil War Soldier

Ganzel Brothers: Baseball Legends

Harris, Enoch and Deborah: Black Pioneers

Harrison, Bazel and Martha: Kalamazoo County's First Family

Hays, Charles B.: The Man Who Helped Build Kalamazoo

Holton, Frank E.: Musician and Instrument Manufacturer

Hull, Blanche: Civic and Cultural Leader

Israel, Edward: Arctic Explorer

Little, Frank

Mittenthal Brothers: Theatrical Producers and Managers

Newell, George B. and Frank A.: West Michigan Music Leaders

Phillips Brothers: Musicians of Distinction

Ransom, Epaphroditus: Michigan Governor

Roberts, Flora B.: Visionary Librarian

Snuggs, Edward H.: “Milham Park Music Man”

Stockbridge, Francis B.: Kalamazoo senator had dream of a “Grand” Hotel

Stone, Lucinda Hinsdale: Educator, Feminist, “Mother of Women’s Clubs”

Stryker, Dr. Homer: Inventor, orthopedic surgeon, businessman

Todd, Albert M.: The Peppermint King

Tyson, Grace: A Clever Variety Star

Upjohn, William E.: Person of the Century

Van Deusen, Edwin H. and Cynthia Wendover: A Quiet Legacy

Westnedge, Joseph B.: War Hero

White, Albert: African American builder broke racial barriers

White, Wallace S.: Photographer and Bandleader