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A column written by Randy Vande Water for the Holland Sentinel on June 19, 2011.  In honor of Juneteenth, Randy wrote about Silas (no surname known) was believed to be the first African-American who came to live in Holland in 1873.  Silas served as the City Hotel's bus driver.
Randall P. "Randy" Vande Water was a local historian and newspaper editor. He spent 4 decades at the Holland Sentinel working as sports editor, city editor, editorial page editor, and managing editor.
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Mary Vande Water, in honor of her husband Randy Vande Water.