Key Concepts

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to the History Article Section!

Pre-settlement

  • Geology
  • Native American Indian
  • Land Survey and the "Battle"

Settlement to City - 1830 - 1859

  • Sands McCamly -millrace
  • Early years (1850)
  • Village to City (1850-1859)

Seventh-day Adventists and The Battle Creek Sanitarium

  • Ellen White and the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
  • Ella Eaton Kellogg
  • The Battle Creek San

The Freedom Saga of Battle Creek

  • Underground Railroad and the abolition movement
  • Sojourner Truth

Gold 'n Flakes - The Cereal Story

  • C.W. Post
  • Cereal Boom 1902-1906
  • W.K. Kellogg and the Kellogg Company

Industry in Battle Creek (not cereal)

  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Steam Pumps
  • Duplex newspaper printing presses
  • Publishing
  • Other Industries
  • Business
  • Banks
  • Hotels
  • Labor Unions

Military History

  • Civil War
  • Spanish American War
  • Camp Custer
  • Fort Custer
  • Percy Jones
  • Civil Defense
  • Air Force Academy

"Never Weary in Well Doing"- 19th Century Social Reform

  • Temperance
  • Suffrage
  • Other social reform causes

Cement River - Flood Control Project (1950s)

Architecture and Architects

  • Landmark buildings
  • Threatened & demolished buildings
  • Architects

Black History

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries in Battle Creek
  • Fort Custer National Cemetery
  • Harmonia
  • Haskell Home
  • Memorial Park
  • Mt. Olivet
  • Oak Hill
  • Quaker Park

Communication

  • Newspapers
  • Radio
  • Television

Disasters

  • Tornadoes
  • Floods
  • Fires
  • Accidents

Education

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Colleges and Universities
  • One-room schools
  • Private and parochial
  • Libraries
  • Americanization

Entertainment and Recreation

  • Arts and Culture
  • Festivals, parades, celebrations, fairs
  • Holidays and seasonal celebrations
  • Goguac Lake

Heritage Mile and Downtown

  • Downtown Buildings
  • Heritage Tower

Medical Institutions

  • Hospitals
  • Patent Medicine

Neighborhoods

  • Plats and Additions
  • Parks

Organizations and Instutitions

  • Clubs
  • Civic organizations
  • Scouts

People

  • Civic Leaders
  • Local characters

Politics and government

  • Federal Center
  • City, County, State and Federal
  • Judicial

Religion

  • Architecture
  • Denominations
  • Spritualism

Sports

  • Introduction
  • Ballooning
  • Baseball
  • Bicycling

Transportation

  • Automobiles
  • Bicycles
  • Interurban
  • Railroad

Ephemora

  • Images that don't fit in above catagories but are too great not to show!