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1. Michigan as it seemed 14,500 years prior. . Estimated area of present day Kalamazoo County. . . Michigan as it seemed 13,000 years prior. As the atmosphere got to be hotter and drier, somewhere around 14,000 and 10,000 years back, a cool mesic hardwood woods with cinder, oak, elm, maple, birch, and hickory trees developed in the midwest. Around 8,300 years back, the atmosphere turned out to be considerably hotter and drier,
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An Overview of Kalamazoo County This Overview in PowerPoint configuration was initially arranged for a class of Leadership Kalamazoo, a program of the Regional Chamber of Commerce dedicated to get ready different gatherings of subjects by sustaining authority abilities and advancing a comprehension of the group. It was collected by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation as a feature of its staff\'s group association. Verifiable and lawful showcases are utilized and were picked up with the assistance of Pat Norris and Tom Deitz of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Duane Triemstra, Tom Canny, and Tim Snow of Kalamazoo County Government and in addition the web. The presentation is expected for instructional purposes and not as a scholastically inquired about archive. Names, dates, and different occasions have not been affirmed by research in authority government records and neighborhood purview maps are rough. Furthermore, the presentation is expected for portrayal in conjunction with the presentation of the PowerPoint report, albeit some enlightening slides have been fused for this connection. The presentation will be redesigned every now and then. It would be ideal if you call Wes Freeland at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, 269-381-4416, or email him at wfreeland@kalfound.org for any proposals you may have. It was asked for to be connected to the critical endeavors of Dr. Kiran Cunningham and Dr. Hannah McKinney, Associate Professors at Kalamazoo College, in land utilize arranging and development and, along these lines, this brief foundation was readied. It starts when things were strong chilly here. It would be ideal if you appreciate it.

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Michigan as it seemed 14,500 years prior 1 Approximate area of present day Kalamazoo County

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Michigan as it seemed 13,000 years back

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After the Glaciers As the atmosphere got to be distinctly hotter and drier, in the vicinity of 14,000 and 10,000 years back, a cool mesic hardwood backwoods with fiery remains, oak, elm, maple, birch, and hickory trees developed in the midwest. Around 8,300 years back, the atmosphere turned out to be generously hotter and drier, and inside the generally brief time of 500 to 800 years, a large portion of the woods in southwestern Michigan ceased to exist or got burned to the ground, with the exception of along stream banks, and prairies spread over the landscape.  During the most recent 1,000 years the atmosphere has turned out to be somewhat cooler and wetter, making conditions more ideal to trees. 

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The Moundbuilders From this Transition Period Came Our Earliest Residents

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Following the Moundbuilders, the soonest composed records recount the Sioux as often as possible possessing the district took after by the Mascoutin and the Miami and afterward in conclusion by the Pottawatomi Tribe, a branch of the more noteworthy Algonquin individuals.

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In 1680 the primary pioneers ventured through Prairie Ronde and Climax

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The Northwest Territory was made July 13 1787

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The Northwest Territory The Ordinance of July 13, 1787 gave "...there might be shaped in said domain, at least three nor more than five states..." The first limits were characterized as: Eastern State (numbers 1,2,3,4); Middle State (numbers 5,6,7,8,9) and Western State (numbers 10,11,12,13,14,15). These divisions are set apart by broken lines on the guide. Congress later chose to isolate the Northwest Territory into the conditions of Ohio (1803), Indiana (1816), Illinois (1818), Michigan (1837), Wisconsin (1848) and Minnesota (1858); as appeared by the overwhelming strong lines on the guide. Outline: Biographical Directory-General Assembly of Ohio 1929-1930: Columbus, 1931.

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Indian Treaty of 1795 Opened the Northwest Territory to Settlement And put aside the Match-e-b-nash-e-wish Reservation, a vast segment of what was to end up Kalamazoo County

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According to Dr. Willis Dunbar\'s Kalamazoo and How it Grew the primary pilgrim of the region was presumably a British hide broker named Burrell who in 1795 spent the winter at his exchanging post close what is currently Riverside Cemetery. Winter of 1795

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The Indian (Chicago) Treaty of 1821 opened Match-e-b-nash-e-wish to settlement Then The Indian Treaty of 1833 to a limited extent peruses ARTICLE 3d- - All the Indians living on the said reservations in Michigan should expel consequently inside three years from this date -

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The Building of Present Day Kalamazoo County Frenchman Numaiville 1 st perpetual Trading Post Bazel Harrison another early Settler 1828 Late 1828 Enoch Harris first African American Settler Titus Bronson June 21, 1829 June 20, 1831

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Brady Township Formed 11-15-1829 Brady Township involved the 576 square miles speaking to what is currently Kalamazoo County. Be that as it may, Brady Township likewise included present day Barry region and every single sloppy land as far north as the Grand River

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Kalamazoo County 7-30-1830 Included Barry, Calhoun and Eaton provinces

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And then the organizing started for present day Kalamazoo County

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Kalamazoo County - 1831 Arcadia Township 7-30-1831 Bronson Village 3-12-1831 Brady Township Village of Schoolcraft 10-5-1831

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Kalamazoo County – 1832/1833 Arcadia Township Richland Township 5-12-1832 Bronson Village Brady Township Village of Schoolcraft

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Kalamazoo County – 1834/1835 Arcadia Township Richland Township Bronson Village Comstock Township 3-7-1834 Brady Township Village of Schoolcraft

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Kalamazoo County - 1836 Richland Township KalamazooTownship 3-3-1836 Village of Augusta 1836 Kalamazoo Village 3-3-1836 Comstock Township Brady Township Village of Schoolcraft

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Kalamazoo County – 1836 (proceeded) Richland Township Kalamazoo Township Village of Augusta Kalamazoo Village Comstock Township Pavilion Township 3-23-1836 Village of Schoolcraft Prairie Ronde Township 3-23-1836 Brady Township

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unique scale 1:2,500,000 U.S.G.S. 1972 restricted upgrade 1990 (301K) MICHIGAN Admitted as a State January 26,1837

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Kalamazoo County - 1837 Cooper Township 3-11-1837 Richland Township Village of Augusta Kalamazoo Village of Galesburg 9-8-1837 Kalamazoo Township Comstock Township Pavilion Township Climax Township 12-30-1837 Village of Schoolcraft Prairie Ronde Township Brady Township

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Kalamazoo County – 1838/1839 Ross Township 3-21-1839 Alamo Township 3-6-1838 Cooper Township Richland Township Village of Augusta Kalamazoo Township Oshtemo Township 3-22-1839 Charleston Township 3-6-1838 Comstock Township Kalamazoo Village of Galesburg Texas Township 3-6-1838 Portage Township 3-23-1838 Pavilion Township Climax Township Village of Schoolcraft Prairie Ronde Township Brady Township

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Kalamazoo County – 1840/1845 Ross Township Alamo Township Cooper Township Richland Township Village of Augusta Kalamazoo Township Oshtemo Township Charleston Township Comstock Township Kalamazoo Village of Galesburg Texas Township Portage Township 3-23-1838 Pavilion Township Climax Township Village of Schoolcraft Prairie Ronde Township Schoolcraft Township 2-12-1842 Brady Township 2-12-1842

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Kalamazoo County - 1846/1888 Village of Richland 3-18-1871 Alamo Township 3-6-1838 Cooper Township Richland Township Ross Township Village of Augusta Kalamazoo Township Oshtemo Township 3-22-1839 Charleston Township Comstock Township City of Kalamazoo 4-14-1884 Village of Galesburg Texas Township 3-6-1838 Portage Township 3-23-1838 Pavilion Township Climax Township Village of Schoolcraft Prairie Ronde Township Schoolcraft Township Brady Township Wakeshma Township 3-25-1846

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Kalamazoo County – 1899/1963 Village of Richland Alamo Township 3-6-1838 Cooper Township Richland Township Ross Township City of Parchment 2-24-1939 Village of Augusta Kalamazoo Township Oshtemo Township 3-22-1839 Charleston Township Comstock Township City of Kalamazoo Galesburg City 1931 Village of Climax 1899 Texas Township 3-6-1838 City of Portage 12-31-63 Pavilion Township Climax Township Village of Schoolcraft Prairie Ronde Township Schoolcraft Township Brady Township Wakeshma Township

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Kalamazoo County – 1964/2003 Richland Village Alamo Township Cooper Charter Township Richland Township Ross Township City of Parchment Augusta Village Kalamazoo Charter Township Comstock Charter Township Oshtemo Charter Township Charleston Township Kalamazoo Charter Township City of Kalamazoo City of Galesburg Village of Climax Texas Charter Township City of Portage Pavilion Township Climax Township Village of Schoolcraft Village of Vicksburg Prairie Ronde Township Schoolcraft Township Brady Township Wakeshma Township

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Whew! Despite everything we\'re not done – how about we take a gander at the property impose structure

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Cooper Charter Township From Nine Dozen Schools to 4 Richland Village Alamo Township Richland Township Ross Township 6 Kalamazoo Charter Township City of Parchment Nine Public School Districts 1 – Climax Scotts 2 – Comstock 3 – Galesburg/Augusta 4 – Gull Lake 5 – Kalamazoo 6 – Parchment 7 – Portage 8 – Schoolcraft 9 - Vicksburg Augusta Village Comstock Charter Township Oshtemo Charter Township Charleston Township Kalamazoo Charter Township 2 City of Kalamazoo 3 City of Galesburg 5 Village of Climax Texas Charter Township City of Portage Pavilion Township Climax Township 7 1 Village of Schoolcraft Village of Vicksburg Prairie Ronde Township Schoolcraft Township Brady Township Wakeshma Township 9 8

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County Four Cities Five Villages Fifteen Townships Twelve Library Districts Fifteen Primary School Districts Five Intermediate School Districts Three Community College Districts Three Downtown Development Authorities Four TIFA and two LDFA Districts Today\'s

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