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Catalog Number
2023.45.1
Title
Macatawa
Description
Newsletter titled "Macatawa", published by the Macatawa Cottagers' Association, summer 1999.  This issue of Macatawa includes photos from the storm of November 1998, a memorial to Kathy Marr, and a 20th birthday celebration of the newsletter.

 
History
Items in accession 2023.45 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