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Diary of Orrin Brown—Oct 8, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, Kalamazoo, Michigan Oct. 8th Arrived at Kalamazoo at about 4:30AM, rained the most of the time yesterday and last night. Took Breakfast and dinner at the Burdick House, got some tintypes taken, found out that the … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Oct 7, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, Niles, Michigan. First Part of his Journal. Commencing, Oct. 7th A.D. 1864 Cloudy and cold with a high N.W. wind, made a box to put some provisions in for the boys that were drafted, started to … Continue reading

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The Diary of Pvt. Orrin Brown: Marching Through Georgia and the Carolinas with General Sherman

As best we know, Orrin O. Brown was born in September 1836, at Wayne County, Michigan, to Orrin Brown, Sr. and Rhoda Weaver Brown of New York State. Orphaned at birth, his mother moved in with family in Will County, … Continue reading

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Back to the Buffalo Commons

After years of outmigration, people are moving back to the Great Plains, the vast dry expanse of prairie once discounted as the Great American Desert.  Today our desert is giving Middle East deserts a run for their oil money with … Continue reading

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Why I Cheer When The Yankees Lose

I love to hate the New York Yankees. Always have. This year, my love for hating the Yankees was eclipsed, slightly, by my love for cheering for the Detroit Tigers.  My first baseball game was a Detroit Tigers game with … Continue reading

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Shrinking Cities: Moving Beyond the Growth Obsession

Global Map Animation from 1kilo on Vimeo. Minnesota’s Chapter of the American Planning Association kicked off the Upper Midwest Planning Conference for 2010 this week in Mankato, MN.  The keynotes feature Jim Charlier from Boulder, and Tom Stinson (Minnesota State … Continue reading

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When the Gales of November Come Early

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