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Muskegon, Michigan
Nickname: "Lumbertown"
"Port City"
"Lumber Queen of the World"
Location of Muskegon within Muskegon County, Michigan
Location of Muskegon within Muskegon County, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°13′39″N 86°15′20″W / 43.2275, -86.25556
Country United States
State Michigan
County Muskegon
Government
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Steve Warmington
 - City Manager Bryon Mazade
Area
 - City  18.0 sq mi (46.7 km²)
 - Land  14.4 sq mi (37.2 km²)
 - Water  3.7 sq mi (9.5 km²)
Elevation 628 ft (191.4 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 40,105
 - Urban 154,729
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/
The entrance to Muskegon Lake from Lake Michigan at Muskegon, Michigan
The entrance to Muskegon Lake from Lake Michigan at Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon (mus-kēg'n) is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 40,105. The city is the county seat of Muskegon County, Michigan6. The city is located at the southwest corner of Muskegon Township, but is politically independent. Image File history File links Theater. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MI county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Muskegon County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Muskegon is the greater populated of two principal cities of and included in the Muskegon-Norton Shores Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is further included in the larger Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland Combined Statistical Area. Muskegon is the largest city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. Norton Shores is a city located in Muskegon County, Michigan. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Kent Founded 1826 Incorporation (city) 1850 Government  - Mayor (Part-time) George Heartwell Area  - City  45. ... Holland is a city in the western region of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...

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Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.7 km² (18.0 mi²). 37.2 km² (14.4 mi²) of it is land and 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²) of it (20.37%) is water. The city is adjacent to two bodies of water: Lake Michigan to the west and Muskegon Lake to the north. The Muskegon River empties into Muskegon Lake at the city's northeast end. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... Muskegon Lake is a 4,149 acre fresh-water lake in Muskegon County, Michigan, USA. Located in the lower peninsula at the mouth of the Muskegon River, Muskegon Lake forms a 12-square mile broad harbor along the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan, approximately 2. ... The Muskegon River is a river in the western portion of the lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 63 67 80 86 93 98 96 99 95 83 76 64
Norm High °F 29.8 32.5 42.5 54.6 67 75.6 80 78.1 70.3 58.7 45.6 34.6
Norm Low °F 17.1 18.3 25.4 35.1 45.1 54.2 59.8 58.8 50.7 40.6 31.8 22.6
Rec Low °F -13 -19 -10 1 22 31 39 36 27 21 -14 -15
Precip (in) 2.22 1.58 2.36 2.91 2.95 2.58 2.32 3.77 3.52 2.8 3.23 2.64
Source: USTravelWeather.com[1]

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,105 people, 14,569 households, and 8,537 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,079.1/km² (2,794.5/mi²). There were 15,999 housing units at an average density of 430.5/km² (1,114.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.61% White, 31.67% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.69% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any origins were 6.38% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 14,569 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.2% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.13. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $27,929, and the median income for a family was $32,640. Males had a median income of $29,114 versus $22,197 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,283. About 16.8% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Human occupation of the Muskegon area goes back seven or eight thousand years to the nomadic Paleo-Indian hunters who occupied the area following the retreat of the Wisconsonian glaciations. The Paleo-Indians were succeeded by several stages of woodland Indian developments, the most notable of whom were the Hopewellian type cultures that occupied this area perhaps two thousand years ago. During historic times, the Muskegon area was inhabited by various bands of the Ottawa and Pottawatomi Indian tribes. Perhaps the best remembered of the Indian inhabitants of the area was Ottawa Indian Chief, Pendalouan. A leading participant in the French-inspired annihilation of the Fox Indians of Illinois in the 1730’s, he and his people lived in the Muskegon vicinity during the 1730’s and 1740’s until induced by the French to move the settlement to the Traverse Bay area in 1742.


"Muskegon" is derived from the Ottawa Indian term ‘Masquigon’ meaning "marshy river or swamp." The "Masquigon" river was identified on French maps dating from the late seventeenth century, suggesting that French explorers had reached Michigan's western coast by that time.


Father Jacques Marquette traveled northward through the area on his fateful trip to St. Ignace in 1675 and a party of French soldiers under La Salle’s lieutenant, Henry de Tonty, passed through the area in 1679.


The earliest known resident of the county was Edward Fitzgerald, a fur trader and trapper who first came to the Muskegon area in 1748 and who died here, reportedly being buried in the vicinity of White Lake. Sometime between 1790 and 1800, a French-Canadian trader named Joseph La Framboise established a fur trading post at the mouth of Duck Lake. Between 1810 and 1820, several French Canadian fur traders, including Lamar Andie, Jean Baptiste Recollect, and Pierre Constant had established fur trading posts around Muskegon Lake.


Settlement of Muskegon began in earnest in 1837; which coicided with the beginning of the exploitation of the area’s extensive timber resources. The commencement of the lumber industry in 1837 inaugurated what some regard as the most romantic era in the history of the region.


Commerce and industry

Major employers

Alcoa-Howmet Castings (Whitehall, MI, formerly Misco) - Aerospace components manufacturing
L3 Communications (formerly Teledyne) - Armored vehicle manufacturing
Sappi Fine Paper (formerly SD Warren) - Paper mill
Johnson Technologies - Turbine engine components manufacturing
Consumers Power Station - Coal-fired power plant
Dana (formerly Sealed Power) - Piston Rings
Brunswick - Bowling products
West Michigan Steel
Wesco, Inc.
Cannon-Muskegon Corporation - Specialty alloys
Cole's Foods - Frozen Foods
Nugent Sand
Michigan's Adventure - Amusement Park
Reid Supply Company
Great Lakes Die Cast (formerly Dilesco)
Anderson Global (Formerly Anderson Pattern)
Mercy General Health Partners - Healthcare
Hackley Hospital
Century Foundry
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Shopping

Currently, the City of Muskegon is experiencing an economic and commercial revitalization. Due to this, retail shopping is experiencing a major shift. Retail shopping in the city can be broken into six distinct corridors:


Lakeside: Home to the Cross Lake Ferry and currently the de facto center of tourist based retail shopping, Lakeside features wonderful attractions such as an art gallery, candy store, and glass making shop. It also features many quaint restaurants which give you a feel for the local color and flavor that makes Lakeside a distinct area of the city. The area, together with the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods is considered by many to be the 'spiritual heart' of Muskegon and has long been home t many of the city's leading residents and businesses.


Henry St. : Henry Street from Seminole Rd. to Sherman Blvd. This corridor is anchored at Norton Av. by Meijer's and Wal-Mart. The Sherman Blvd. end features Home Depot and Walgreens. Throughout the street are several strip malls and chain restaurants.


Downtown: Formerly the location of the Muskegon Mall, an experiment in 1970s city revitalization which saw the existing downtown infrastructure altered and covered by a glass-and-metal construct. The Muskegon Mall began to fail in the 1990s and officially shuttered in 2002, and razed in 2004. Today, a major redevelopment effort involving government, business, and citizen interests is in place to restore the downtown. At the moment, the downtown area features a limited retail shopping experience, but does have many restaurants and features two full-service hotels. During warm months, the downtown area also features a large and extremely popular farmers' market frequented by city locals and Muskegon visitors alike. Also many historic buildings and cultural attractions, including the famed Frauenthal Theatre, Muskegon Museum of Art, Hackley & Hume Homes, and Hackley Library are here.


Apple Avenue: Apple Avenue shopping is a shared corridor between the City of Muskegon and Muskegon Township. On the city side, stores such as KMart, Family Dollar, and Blockbuster video provides retail options to residents on the east side of the city. Also featured are small businesses such as a furniture store and laundromat. There are also many popular dining options. East of US31 is one of the areas fastest growing shopping areas, supporting the population growth of the eastern side of the metro area.


East Sherman Blvd.: Just east of US 31, the area is home to Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Target, and Lowes. Also features a few strip mall developments, a motel, and several chain eateries.


Harvey St. Corridor This is a relatively newly developed area in Fruitport Township near the intersection of US 31 & I-96. This has become the main retail area in the county. Highlighted by the Lakes Mall, it features the typical mix of big box retailers, national chain restaurants and stores. Also home to Great Lakes Downs, the only thoroughbred horse racing site in Michigan.


Education

Muskegon Public Schools was founded in 1860 and serves students from preschool through 12th grade. Additionally, it runs the Muskegon Museum of Art and the Muskegon Training and Education Center. In addition to Muskegon Public Schools, the anchor district for the city, there are several other public K-12 schools choices available by commute using the "Schools of Choice" program. These include Mona Shores, Reeths-Puffer, North Muskegon, Fruitport, and Muskegon Heights.


On a side note, many of these schools are noted throughout the state for high school sports. Muskegon has been a perennial powerhouse in MHSAA football, winning multiple championships since the inception of the team, including another championship in 2006, beating another powerhouse De La Salle 32-30. Also in 2006, Muskegon Catholic Central High School added yet another championship trophy to their collection, beating Grass Lake 35-7 for their 7th State Championship. Mona Shores has recently been recognized as a hockey powerhouse, having a Final Four team nearly every year, as well as having an excellent golf team. Two-time Mr. Golf Brendan Gielow graduated from Mona Shores in 2006. Muskegon Heights is known for its excellent basketball team, having lost in the state championship final in 2004. Muskegon Catholic Central High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Muskegon, Michigan. ...


The City of Muskegon is also served by Muskegon Community College and Baker College. Muskegon Community College is a community college in Muskegon, Michigan. ... Baker College is a private American college in Michigan, founded in 1911. ...


Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Campus is home to the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) and Annis Water Resources Institute inside the Lake Michigan Center located in downtown Muskegon. Grand Valley State University is an American university located in Allendale, Michigan. ... The Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) was developed as a direct response to the growing need for alternative and renewable energy sources. ...


Western Michigan University, Ferris State University, and Grand Valley State University all operate programs out of the Stevenson Center for Higher Education on the campus of Muskegon Community College. It is designed so that an undergrad at MCC may transfer to any of the above schools and complete a bachelors and/or masters degree without having to leave Muskegon. Western Michigan University (abbr. ... Ferris State University is an institute of higher learning whose main campus is located in Big Rapids, Michigan, in Mecosta County, with a secondary campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and smaller programs located throughout the region. ... Grand Valley State University is an American university located in Allendale, Michigan. ... Muskegon Community College is a community college in Muskegon, Michigan. ...


Culture and recreation

Music and fine arts

Muskegon is home to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, located in the Manistee National Forest in the town of Twin Lake Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is a summer arts camp in Twin Lake, Michigan and is located in the Manistee National Forest. ...


Festivals

The United States Post Office in Muskegon, 1904.
The United States Post Office in Muskegon, 1904.

Muskegon Summer Celebration (late June/early July), is a ten-day festival, held during the July 4 holiday every year, that brings national music acts of all backgrounds to the shore of Muskegon Lake at Heritage Landing. Also included is the Muskegon Art Fair, street fair, Village Craft Market, and the carnival rides. Image File history File links Uspo_muskegon. ... Image File history File links Uspo_muskegon. ...


The Muskegon Film Festival is held in February. The Muskegon Film Festival is a film festival held every February in the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. ...


Every June, since 1990, St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church hosts its annual Hispanic Fiesta. The fiesta is always held outside of the church at 1292 Jefferson Street, next to Muskegon High School. There are always live music performances, children's activities, ethnic foods, and more. It is a celebration of Hispanic heritage. They never charge admission, but there usually is a small charge for most food items and some activities. More information can usually be found at the following link: ([2])


Each August, the Unity Christian Music Festival takes place at Heritage Landing. In May, Rock the Coast takes place at Michigan's Adventure. Both are organized by Alive on the Lakeshore. Unity Christian Music Festival (Unity) is a three day Christian music festival held annually during the month of August at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, Michigan. ...


In September, the Michigan Irish Music Festival brings renown Celtic musicians to Heritage Landing on the shore of Muskegon Lake. In addition to music, Irish food, beverages, merchandise and cultural exhibits contribute to the appeal of this event. The Michigan Feis (Irish Dance competition) is affiliated and is held at The LC Walker Arena nearby.


In early October, the International Buster Keaton Society visit Muskegon to host their annual convention. The event features public showings of Keaton films at the Frauenthal Theater.


Museums and theater

Broadway at the Frauenthal (Fall through Spring), brings big-time Broadway musicals to Muskegon. Muskegon is also home to Muskegon Museum of Art and West Shore Symphony Orchestra. The Muskegon Community Concert Association provides concerts from September through May. The Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts is located in downtown Muskegon in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Muskegon County Museum and Hackley & Hume Historic Site: Mansions built by Muskegon’s lumber barons themselves are restored to their old glory and open to the public. The mansions are operated with the Muskegon County Museum, which details the grand, rich history of Muskegon County, from the Pottawatomi and Ottawa Native American tribes and lakeside fur traders to the Lumber Queen of the World to today. Also includes science and nature exhibits. The Potawatomi (also spelled Pottawatomie or Pottawatomi) are an Aboriginal American people of the upper Mississippi River region. ... The Ottawa (also Odawa, Odaawa, Outaouais, or Trader) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ...


The Muskegon Museum of Art deservedly is touted as one of the finest art museums in the Midwest. Among the highlights of its permanent collection is "Tornado Over Kansas," by John Steuart Curry (one of three leading painters, along with Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, identified as Regionalists and known for their canvases celebrating the rural Midwest.) Detail of Currys controversial mural in Kansas Statehouse, illustrating John Brown and the clash of forces in Bleeding Kansas John Steuart Curry (November 14, 1897 - August 29, 1946) was an American painter noted for his pictures depicting life in his home state, Kansas. ... American Gothic (1930) Stained glass window in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2004 Iowa state quarter Grant Wood, born Grant DeVolson Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. ... Thomas Hart Benton is a name shared by the following American men: Thomas Hart Benton (senator) (1782-1858) Thomas Hart Benton (painter) (1889-1975) Thomas H. Benton (higher education columnist) (1968-) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Muskegon is also the home of the Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum, which features the USS Silversides, a World War II submarine; the USS LST 393, a World War II amphibious landing ship; and the USCGC McLane, a Prohibition-era United States Coast Guard cutter. USS Silversides (SS/AGSS-236), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the silversides, a small fish marked with a silvery stripe along each side of its body. ... The tank landing ship (LST, for Landing Ship, Tank) was created during World War II to support amphibious operations by carrying significant quantities of vehicles, cargo, and landing troops directly onto an unimproved shore. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ...


In addition, Muskegon also berths the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper a former car ferry that traveled the same route as Lake Express does today. The boat is in the middle of a long process of being restored to its original form, but in the mean time is open for tours and hosts a museum aboard the vessel with information on both the Milwaukee Clipper, as well as the history of Maritime in Muskegon. Muskegon’s entire history surrounds around being a port for commerce or travel, and this is an image the city has embraced.


The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame exhibits, detailing the area's rich athletic past, are on display at the L.C. Walker Arena.


Camerata Singers, a professional chamber choir, performs at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon and other locations in west Michigan.


Outdoor recreation

Muskegon State Park and Winter Sports Complex is a campground and State Park on the shores of Lake Michigan. Known for its miles of sandy beaches, lighted ski trails, and one of only three outdoor luge tracks in the United States Muskegon State Park is a state park along Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake near North Muskegon, Michigan in Muskegon County, Michigan. ...


PJ Hoffmaster State Park


Pere Marquette Beach Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan is a 27. ...


Lakeshore Bike Trail-Bike along the shores of Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan.


Michigan's Adventure, the largest amusement park in the state, is located in Muskegon County, a few miles north of the city of Muskegon. Michigan's Adventure features a midway with roller coasters, general rides, amusements, and a full water park. Michigans Adventure is an amusement park in Muskegon County, Michigan, about halfway between Muskegon, Michigan and Whitehall, Michigan. ...


Sports

Muskegon has a long history of involvement in professional and nonprofessional sports.

Logo Club Sport League Venue Championships
Muskegon Fury Ice Hockey International Hockey League L.C. Walker Arena Colonial Cup: 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005
Muskegon Thunder Arena Football Continental Indoor Football League L.C. Walker Arena

Previous sports teams to play in Muskegon have included: Image File history File links Muskegon_Fury. ... The Muskegon Fury are a UHL ice hockey team located in Muskegon, Michigan. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The L.C. Walker Arena is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Muskegon, Michigan. ... Image File history File links Thunderlogofg. ... The Muskegon Thunder is a team of the Great Lakes Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) is a new indoor football league based along the Northeastern United States region. ... The L.C. Walker Arena is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Muskegon, Michigan. ...

Club Sport Played from League Stadium
Michigan Mayhem Basketball 2004-2006 CBA L.C. Walker Arena
Muskegon Lumberjacks Hockey 1984-1992 IHL L.C. Walker Arena
Muskegon Mohawks Hockey 1965-1984 IHL L.C. Walker Arena
Muskegon Zephyrs Hockey 1960-1965 IHL L.C. Walker Arena
Muskegon Lassies Baseball 1946-1949 AAGPBL Marsh Field

The Chronicle Seaway Run is run every year in late June. It features a 15k race, 5k race, 5k walk for fun, 15k wheelchair race. The Michigan Mayhem is a minor league professional basketball team based in Muskegon, Michigan that competes in the Continental Basketball Association. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The L.C. Walker Arena is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Muskegon, Michigan. ... The Muskegon Lumberjacks were an International Hockey League (IHL) team based in Muskegon, Michigan. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The L.C. Walker Arena is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Muskegon, Michigan. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The L.C. Walker Arena is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Muskegon, Michigan. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The L.C. Walker Arena is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Muskegon, Michigan. ... The Muskegon Lassies were an all-women baseball team in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League representing Muskegon, Michigan. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was a womens professional baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. ...


Additional facts and figures

  • Once referred to as the "Lumber Queen of the World", Muskegon's rich collection of sawmills supplied the lumber to rebuild The Windy City after the Great Chicago Fire. During the lumbering era, Muskegon boasted more millionaires than any other town in America, and had the highest per capita income in the United States for a brief time.
  • The city is nicknamed "Port City", a reference made to the many large ships that once visited the port.
  • The city of Muskegon is known for its unique local culture and diverse and often eccentric residents. The long history of local pride and rich culture in the city stems from its residents' deep sense of individuality, particular love for the fine and performing arts and humanities, pronounced self-reliance, and strong community and patriotic affiliations. Muskegonites are historically known as a city that 'defies stereotypes', and its cultural quirkiness and appeal have made it a favorite stop for many entertainers and artists. Also, it has caught attention when the character of 'Chris In the Morning' from the 1990s CBS drama, "Northern Exposure" often used a Muskegon Museum of Art coffee mug on the show. It was reported that an Associate Producer from the award-winning show once said that Muskegon was "...as close to Cicely (The fictional setting of "Northern Exposure") as you can get!"
  • Muskegon has an unusually high number of US military veterans, despite its relative distance from a major military base, and has produced an exceptionally high number of decorated combat veterans and boasts a significant population of combat veterans, many of them former special operations personnel from the US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. While considering former Muskegon resident and World War II hero Joseph Beyerle, one ranking US general exclaimed, "If this is the kind of soldier that comes from Muskegon then let's sign up the whole town!"
  • In the 1970s, some Muskegonites unsuccessfully campaigned to secede from both Michigan and the United States, claiming that the city had 'perfected the American Dream'. This tongue-in-cheek expression was further reinforced by the now-famed "Lakeside (A prominent and popular Muskegon neighborhood) Against the World!"
  • Muskegon is sardonically referred to by residents as the "Beer Tent Capital of the World", and throughout the summer months at least one beer tent, featuring live music and often hosted by local civic groups or charities, can be found in town. Muskegonites have a long history of enjoying and being known for a strong social life, and every Friday night all summer long in Hackley Park downtown there is held a "Party In the Park", which is open to all residents and guests of the city. The Unity Christian Music Festival is one of the few events that doesn't serve alcohol.
  • Muskegon High School boasts one of the oldest and winningest high school football programs in the U.S. The Muskegon Big Reds football team has drawn a number of famous fans over the years, including Chicago mob boss Al Capone, who visited at least a couple of the games and always had the team's score read to him on Monday mornings at his offices in Chicago. When he was serving time in Alcatraz, he had a Big Reds' pennant in his cell. In the late 1990s, a restaurant across the street from the L.C. Walker Arena was named after him.

Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday October 8 to early Tuesday October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles in Chicago, Illinois. ... Northern Exposure was a quirky, surreal, character-driven American dramatic comedy television series. ... Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), popularly known as Al Capone, was an American gangster who led a crime syndicate dedicated to the smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Sufjan Stevens (IPA pronunciation: ) (born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Petoskey, Michigan. ... An album by Sufjan Stevens Track Listing Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid) All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace! For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti Say Yes! To Michigan! Upper Peninsula Tahquamenon Falls Holland Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore...

Media

  • Muskegon's leading newspaper is The Muskegon Chronicle. The Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Muskegon, Michigan owned by Booth Newspapers. It started publication in 1857.
  • Muskegon is served by several local television channels:
    • WMKG-LP 38 is a low-powered television station serving the area. This station features a homey mix of programming such as television bingo and Dial-A-Bargain. The Dial-A-Bargain show includes a host reading menus from various local eateries. Viewers may then call in and purchase certificates for that particular establishment at 50% off the regular price.
    • WWMT-TV 3 (CBS and CW), WOOD-TV 8 (NBC), WZZM-TV 13 (ABC), WXMI-TV 17 (FOX), WOMS-TV 29 (MNTV), WGVU-TV 35 (PBS), WOTV (ABC), WZPX (ION), and WTLJ-TV 54 (TBN). Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Chicago affiliates are also common in the warmer months.
  • Comcast holds the local cable franchise.
  • The Muskegon area is also served by several radio stations. WUVS-LP 103.7 is a popular urban (hip-hop/R&B) and gospel station with local programming as well as Sunday religious programming and local-based talk. Another local low-powered FM station is WMMT-LP 106.1, owned by the Muskegon Training and Education Center, which airs an Urban Oldies format dubbed "M-TEC 106 FM, Rock 'n' Soul."
  • Local radio talk shows include the Ramona Show on WKBZ-AM 1090. On this show the host interviews local small business people. A once-a-week, Friday afternoon show on the same station is called "Talking Muskegon". "Talking Muskegon" is hosted by local celebrity Jon Van Wyke. It features homey conversations about area nightlife, his work life and volunteer activities he is involved with around town. In addition, he talks about conditions backstage at Summer Celebration, his sailboat and the state of the professional hockey team the Muskegon Fury. Usually the show is co-hosted with two of his friends.
  • Other local FM stations include 90.3 WBLV-FM (classical/jazz/NPR), 91.7 WMCQ-FM (religious), WLAW-FM 92.5 ("outlaw" country), WGVS-FM 95.3 (public radio), WEFG-FM 97.5 (sports), WLCS-FM 98.3 (oldies), WVIB-FM 100.1 (urban contemporary), WMRR-FM 101.7 (classic rock), WSNX-FM 104.5 (top 40, studios in Grand Rapids), WMUS-FM 106.9 (country), and WSHZ-FM 107.9 (adult contemporary). Other local AM stations aside from WKBZ include WGVS-AM 850 (NPR), WODJ-AM 1490 (sports), and WMHG-AM 1600 (adult standards). Other area stations can be received from Grand Haven (WGHN-FM 92.1, adult contemporary), Grand Rapids (WGRD-FM 97.9), Ludington, Holland, Zeeland (WJQK-FM 99.3, Christian pop), and Milwaukee.
  • Clear Channel Communications is the major radio-station owner in Muskegon, owning WKBZ-AM, WSHZ-FM, WMUS-FM, WMRR-FM and WMHG-AM, as well as WSNX (although WSNX is considered primarily a Grand Rapids station despite being licensed to Muskegon). Citadel Broadcasting owns WODJ-AM, WLAW-FM, WEFG-FM, WLCS-FM and WVIB-FM.

The Muskegon Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Muskegon, Michigan owned by Booth newspapers. ... Booth Newspapers owns eight newspapers in the state of Michigan. ... WMKG-LP is a low-powered television station on channel 38 for Muskegon, Michigan. ... WWMT (Channel 3; digital channel 2) is the CBS television affiliate for West Michigan. ... WOOD-TV is the NBC affiliate for West Michigan (the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan television market). ... WZZM-TV, channel 13, is a television station affiliated with the ABC network, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... WXMI, FOX17 Channel 17 (Digital Channel 19) is the Western Michigan affiliate for the Fox television network. ... WXSP-CA (WXSP, The X) is a low-powered television station and UPN affiliate serving Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... WGVU-TV is a television station affiliated with the PBS network, broadcasting on channel 35 in the Grand Rapids, Michigan metropolitan area and channel 52 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ... WOTV is a television station affiliated with the ABC network. ... WZPX-TV is a television station affiliated with the i network (formerly PAX-TV) and The WB, broadcasting on channel 43 ( and digital channel 44) in the Grand Rapids, Michigan metropolitan area. ... WTLJ is a television station broadcasting in the Grand Rapids, Michigan metropolitan area on WTLJ channel 54 in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, and W26BX channel 26 (originally W24BO channel 24) in Kalamazoo. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company[1] and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Appalshop is a media, arts, and education center located in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in the heart of the southern Appalachian region of the United States. ... WBLV (90. ... WMCQ (91. ... WLAW is an FM radio station located in Newaygo, Michigan owned by Citadel Communications. ... WGVU-FM is a radio station that serves that Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area and is simulcasted throughout Western Michigan. ... WLCS (98. ... WVIB (100. ... WMRR (101. ... WSNX-Muskegon, MI This station is located in Clear Channels Grand Rapids, MI headquarters. ... WMUS (106. ... WSHZ (107. ... WGVU is a radio station that serves the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area and is simulcasted throughout Western Michigan. ... WODJ was an Oldies station in the market of Grand Rapids, Michigan, broadcasting on 107. ... WMHG (1600 AM, Unforgettable Magic) is a radio station in Muskegon, Michigan, broadcasting a MOR/Oldies format. ... WGHN-FM (92. ... 97. ... WJQK-FM is a contemporary Christian music radio station in Holland, Michigan on a frequency of 99. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ...

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by the Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS - "The Shore Line"), which operates nine bus routes, three trolley routes, and a paratransit system[2]


MATS operates the Muskegon Trolley Company. Three routes cover north side, south side, and downtown; each trolley stops at 11 locations, including Hackley and Hume Historic Site, USS Silversides, Muskegon State Park. (Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily; no trips during special events).


Commercial air service is provided by Northwest Airlines and Midwest Airlines at Muskegon County Airport (MKG). Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota near Minneapolis-St. ... Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... Muskegon County Airport (IATA: MKG, ICAO: KMKG) is a public airport located just south of Muskegon, Michigan. ...


Muskegon is the Eastern port of the Lake Express High Speed Car Ferry that crosses Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin offering three roundtrips a day in the Summer, and two roundtrips in the Fall. There are many bike paths starting to be built around the area. The Lake Express Lake Express is a high-speed auto and passenger ferry that is in service on a route across Lake Michigan. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked...


Several major highways serve the city, including:

Interstate 96 (abbreviated I-96) is an intrastate Interstate highway that is entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... M-46 is an east-west highway between Muskegon and Port Sanilac, reaching Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. ... M-120 from Hesperia to Muskegon, was commissioned in 1969, and was originally part of M-20 until that road was relocated to New Era and US 31. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... BUS US-31 is a business route running through the Muskegon, Michigan metropolitan area. ...

Sister cities

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Notable current/former residents

Noteworthy

Joseph R. Jumpin Joe Beyrle (August 25, 1923 - December 12, 2004) was the only known soldier to have served in both the United States Army and the Soviet Army. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... This article is about the armed forces of the Soviet Union. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... David C. Leestma (born May 6, 1949) is an American astronaut. ... Jonathan Walker (born 1799 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts - died May 1, 1878 near Muskegon, Michigan), aka The Man with the Branded Hand, was a reformer who became a national hero in 1844 when he was tried and sentenced as a slave stealer following his attempt to help seven runaway slaves... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... Nancy Anne Fleming (born ca. ... Should not be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ... Vonda Kay Van Dyke was crowned the 1965 Miss America on September 13, 1964. ... Should not be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ...

Business and Politics

  • Charles Hackley (1837-1905), Lumber Baron, Philanthropist (Hackey Hospital, Hackley Library, Hackley Adminsration Building, Hackley Avenue, Hackley Art Gallery, Hackley Park)
    • After a gift of $12,000,000 to the community, the city of Muskegon considering changing its name to "Hackleyville"
  • Richard Mell, Politician
  • Louis Carlisle Walker, industrialist, current namesake of L.C. Walker Arena

Charles Henry Hackley (born January 3, 1837; died January 10, 1905) was an important figure in the history of Muskegon, Michigan. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... The list below includes the aldermen of Chicago in order by ward. ... The L.C. Walker Arena is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Muskegon, Michigan. ...

Religion

His Eminence Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, (born September 14, 1927) is a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. ... A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official, usually a bishop, of the Roman Catholic Church, a member of the College of Cardinals which as a body elects a new pope. ... The Governor of Vatican City is concurrently the President of the Governatorate of Vatican City and sometimes called the President of Vatican City. ... The President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State is the leader of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, the legislative body of Vatican City. ... James Orsen Bakker (born January 2, 1939, in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American televangelist, a former Assemblies of God minister, and a former host (with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker) of The PTL Club, a popular evangelical Christian television program. ...

The Arts

Artists
  • Haddon Sundblom, Graphic Arts Designer best known for his images of Santa Claus for Coca-Cola.

Authors Haddon Hubert Sunny Sundblom (June 22, 1899 - 1976) was a United States artist who created the modern image of Santa Claus in 1931 while working for Coca Cola. ...

Laurie Keller in a promotional photograph. ... The Scrambled States of America is a childrens book by author and illustrator Laurie Keller. ... Grandpa Gazillions Number Yard is the fourth childrens book by American author and illustrator Laurie Keller. ... American poet born in 1913 in Muskegon, Michigan and died on in 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002) was a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian in the Reformed Tradition. ... The Caldecott Medal was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan in 1937. ...

Music

Steve Gorman (born 17 August, 1965, Muskegon, Michigan) is a musician best known as the drummer of the American hard rock band The Black Crowes. ... Rick Johnson or RJ is a 7-time AMA National Motocross/Supercross Champion (U.S.), and currently runs the MX School of Champions that teaches riders motorcycle skills and techniques. ... Mustard Plug is a third-wave ska band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... Bettye Lavette (born in Muskegon, Michigan, 1946) is an American soul singer who cut her first record at 16, but achieved only intermittent fame until her 2005 record, Ive Got My Own Hell to Raise. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Happy Days was a popular American television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ... Happy Days is a popular American television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ... For other people named Ron Howard, see Ronald Howard. ... Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells, November 4, 1975 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American musician, and currently the singer, guitarist, keyboardist, and programmer for the Industrial band Static-X. His hometown is Shelby, Michigan and he graduated from Western Michigan University. ... Industrial metal is a musical genre which draws elements from industrial music and heavy metal music. ... Static-X are a four-piece Industrial Metal band from Los Angeles, California, USA. Formed in 1994, they are signed to Warner Bros. ... Bill Szymczyk (pronounced Sim-zik) born in Muskegon, Michigan became a musical producer and technical engineer of rock working with, among others, The Eagles in the 1970s. ... Eagles are an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964 and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Gerry Teifer (Gerald E. Teifer), was born in Muskegon, MI, and was a songwriter, music publisher, recording industry executive, and entertainer. ... This article deals with contemporary popular music publishing. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

Stage

Buster Keaton (born Joseph Frank Keaton, October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American silent film comic actor and filmmaker. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For German porn star and director, see Harry S. Morgan. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Kate Reinders, born in Muskegon, Michigan, is an American musical theatre actress who has performed as lead and understudy in several Broadway shows. ... Glinda depicted on the cover of Glinda of Oz Glinda (or Glinda the Good Witch) is a fictional character in the Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum. ... Wicked is a Tony award-winning American musical produced by Universal Pictures with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. ... Good Vibrations is a pop single produced by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. ...

Television

Acceptable. ... Frank Nicholas Stanton (March 20, 1908 – December 24, 2006) served as the president of CBS between 1946 and 1971 and then vice chairman until 1973. ...

Sports

Justin Abdelkader (Born February 25, 1987 in Muskegon, USA), is a college ice hockey forward for the Michigan State University Spartans of the CCHA. Justin Abdelkader is the son of Joseph and Sheryl Abdelkader. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red and white. ... The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. ... Paul Dekker (born February 24, 1931 in Muskegon, Michigan, died May 8, 2001, in Burlington, ON) was an American and Canadian football player for the Michigan State Spartans and professionally for the Washington Redskins and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Ruvell Martin (b. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Maize, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933... Earl Edwin Morrall (born May 17, 1934, in Muskegon, Michigan) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Snowboard. ... Bennie Oosterbaan (born February 4, 1906 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA - October 25, 1990) was a football player and coach at the University of Michigan. ... Robert Carl Zuppke (1879–1957) was the head football coach at the University of Illinois from 1913 until 1941. ...

External links

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References

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  2. ^ http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/catchthewave/mats/mats_history.html]
  3. ^ http://www.actorscolony.com/keaton.htm

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