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Catalog Number
2020.13.163
Description
Three page history on Macatawa Park.  The first two pages are typed, by Art Tazelaar, on Hotel Macatawa stationary, in 1971.  The third page is a letter, typed, from Sandra Weis, in 1971.
History
Items in accession 2020.13 focus on the history of Macatawa Park (in Park Township, a few miles southwest of Holland, MI) . They are from the collection of Art Tazelaar, gathered over the course of his lifetime. Art was born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1913 to John J. Tazelaar (1868–1957) and Gertrude C Lopperson (1880–1961).

The US Census shows that the Tazelaar family had moved to Macatawa Park by 1920. By 1940 (US Census), Art had begun working as the postmaster here, a position he held up to 1980. He also worked at a hardware store in Macatawa Park.

Art married Janet Virginia Wierda on 4-15-1941 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Gift of
Gift of the Tazelaar family