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Plainwell Sesquicentennial 1869-2019
Plainwell, formerly known as Plainfield, became an incorporated municipality in 1869, and later became designated as a city on March 12, 1934. The community is nestled along the banks of the Kalamazoo River and the Mill Race giving it the unique distinction of “The Island City." Main Street in Plainwell, also known as 10th Street or Old US-131, at one time was part of the Old Plank Road that extended from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo.
Sponsors include: Anna R. Pipp Foundation; Amy Hamilton, Jaqua Realtor; Auto Image; Barbed Wire Café; Bennett Family Agency; Bridge St. Gallery; Clearwater Financial; Commonwealth Financial; Hart's Jewelry, Michigan Pallet, Inc.; Plainwell Kayak Co.; Sandy Stam, Local Historian; Stout's Gear; Plainwell First United Methodist Church; WAKV, AM980.
A series of events will be taking place through out the year celebrating Plainwell's 150 years.
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