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How Kalamazoo, Michigan, became ‘The Paper City’; first mill built in 1867

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How Kalamazoo, Michigan, became ‘The Paper City’; first mill built in 1867

May 13, 2016 - 13:55

KALAMAZOO, MI, May 13, 2016 (Local News) -Not long after he moved to Kalamazoo 19 years ago, Frank Cody started hearing stories about the City of Parchment – the town that formed around a paper mill, the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company.

"Then I found out that there were a history of different paper companies in Kalamazoo that were founded at different times,” he says.

Intrigued, Frank wanted to know: what drew paper manufacturers to Kalamazoo?

WMUK - How Kalamazoo Became "The Paper City"

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