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This section is dedicated to the memory of Frances Thornton. Frances was a local collector and historian and in the spirit of her lifetime of work this information is prepared and provided to education professionals to use in the classroom to bring history alive for the future generations!
For educational materials and suggested readings for various grades please click below.
Second Grade - The History Around Us series
Jr. High - under construction
Sr. High - under construction
Teachers - A Brief History of Battle Creek
This composite drawing of Frances Thornton by her son Kurt Thornton
features her special passion for Battle Creek history including
First United Methodist Church, historic Michigan Central
Railroad Station, Tony the Tiger and Heritage Battle Creek magazine.