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Rochester Under the Bridge: A Walking Tour
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08 Aug 06:30 PM
Until 08 Aug

Rochester Under the Bridge: A Walking Tour

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. for a summer historical walking tour. Thousands of people drive over the South Hill Bridge into downtown Rochester every day. But did you know that almost immediately under the bridge exists remains of the failed 1830s Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal? That here once stood a paper mill that was burned down in the 1870s by a woman who claimed to be having “crazy spells?” That there is documented evidence that a local Ojibwe tribe once held mysterious ceremonial dances along the river near here? Hear these stories and more as we explore Rochester “under the bridge” with RAHS historical guide Chris Brown. We'll meet at the Diversion Street parking lot “under the bridge” where the Clinton River Trail crosses Diversion Street.

This event is free for RAHS members. Nonmembers are asked to consider a $5 suggested donation at the start of the tour. Registration is required. Register by tapping on Get Tickets Now, by sending an email to rahsupdates@gmail.com, or call 248-266-5440 and leave a message.

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