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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, Clearwater Financial, Auto Image, Michigan Pallet, Hart's Jewelry, Plainwell Kayak Co.

A series of events will be taking place through out the year celebrating Plainwell's 150 years. Events/Activities

Michigan Milestone Dedication Award
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
5:30-6:30 p.m.
City Hall, 211 N. Main St.
Public is invited to this Free Event

KSO Burdick-thorne String Quartet
Playing music from the 1800-1900's
Sunday, Feb. 17
2-3 p.m.
Ransom District Library, 180 S. Sherwood Ave.
Public is invited to this Free Event

Art Hop 2019
Friday, March 8
5 - 8 p.m. 
City Hall will house a display of the Plainwell Paper Mill
Public is invited to this Free Event
 
 

 

 

 

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