Popular History Walks Will Take Place in Vicksburg

By Sue Moore

The Gazelle Sports Historic Walk is coming back to Vicksburg at 8 a.m. Friday morning Aug. 3 in front of the Vicksburg District Library. The public is invited to Join Gazelle Sports and Lynn Houghton for another exciting time of a historical walking tour around the Vicksburg downtown and residential area.

Houghton is the Regional History Curator for the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections and co-author of “Kalamazoo Lost & Found.” She conducted a similar tour in the summer of 2016 when it rained throughout and still the 20 or more assembled visitors stuck with the tour. The walks take place rain or shine unless severe weather is forecast, she said.

The route will be the same one she conducted in 2016. Houghton uses a microphone so everyone can hear her describe the architectural highlights of each building and its history. This tour will go from 8 to 9:30 a.m. “I’m hoping some who attend will take advantage and maybe go to the coffee shop afterwards or stick around to visit the library,” Houghton said, noting that many of the visitors are from out of town.

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