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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Celery Flats in Portage

In the town of Portage, south of Kalamazoo, lies an interesting historical area called Celery Flats. Much like the Troy Historical Corners, people have worked hard to preserve their heritage and move their beautiful buildings with stories behind them to one particular area. Above is the grain elevator, the oldest commercial structure still standing in Portage. It was moved here in 1990.  Below is the one room school house which dates back to 1856. There is an interpretive center which tells us everything we want to know about the important celery crop in this area! You can bring your snowshoes and hike the beautiful walking trails this winter. The 100 year old barn turned into Hayloft Theatre holds cultural events in the summertime.

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