12:02 PM Nov 24, 2014
No bones about it. When Ottawa County pioneer John Spoon discovered a large number of human skeletons near the mouth of Crockery Creek in 1875, it caused a sensation putting Ottawa County and his namesake town — Spoonville — on the map.
12:00 PM Nov 17, 2014
He was known as Prophet Trowbridge, an Advent minister who practiced in Ottawa County the later half of the 1800s.
12:00 PM Nov 10, 2014
When young Wilhelm Harter stepped off the train at the Grand Haven depot with three other children on the morning of July 17, 1891, their brief stay in the city captured the attention of the Grand Haven Tribune.
12:00 PM Nov 3, 2014
It was his final request in life. He wanted to be buried next to his first wife, Amelia, and their daughter, Minnie, in Lake Forest Cemetery.
1:00 PM Oct 27, 2014
The recent controversy about the cross on Dewey Hill and the origin of the cross has graced the pages of the Grand Haven Tribune recently.
12:00 PM Oct 20, 2014
It sounds akin to a fable. A 14-year-old boy runs away from home to join the circus. From there, he goes onto a great lifetime adventure.
12:00 PM Oct 13, 2014
Local history is most often about the people and events that happened in your hometown. But, sometimes it can be someone or something that came through town, or was seen in the sky from town.
12:00 PM Oct 6, 2014
Everyone in Ottawa County knows the place to go for a Pronto Pup. While the tiny establishment on Grand Haven’s Harbor Drive is now closed for the season, a debate is still open as to who created the tasty hog dog treat.
12:00 PM Sep 29, 2014
Secret societies were nothing unusual in the latter half of the 1800s in Ottawa County. Most were labor movements or temperance organizations.
12:00 PM Sep 22, 2014
On Nov. 9, 1867, a small boat headed north from Washington Street across the Grand River to the train depot at the foot of what in now Dewey Hill capsized. The four occupants — three adults and one child — all drowned.