Browse Items (23 total)

  • Source is exactly "Stories of Summer project, Kutsche Office of Local History. Grand Valley State University"
Go to Al Weener (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Al Weener describes his connections to West Michigan as well as his time as a fisherman in Saugatuck
Go to Anne Corlett (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Anne Corlett describes her experiences as a summer cottage resident during the 60s and 70s. She recounts her experiences of the beaches, her connection to the arts and Oxbow, as well as her various experiences with the LGBT community.
Go to Candace Van Oss (Audio interview and transcript, Part 1 of 2), 2018 item page

Candace Van Oss grew up in Douglas, Michigan. She shares many memories of her father's career as Chief of Police.
Go to Candace Van Oss (Audio interview and transcript, Part 2 of 2), 2018 item page

Candace Van Oss grew up in Douglas. She shares many memories of her father's career as Chief of Police. In the second part of the interivew, Candace continues with stories of her father's career as Fire Chief and later Saugatuck Township Supervisor.…
Go to Cynthia Sorenson (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Cynthia Sorensen shares her memories of the burning of the Big Pavilion, attending high school, and working at The Hollyhock House.
Go to Dave Karpowicz (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Dave Karpowicz discusses his time at the Phelps Mansion and his experiences being a high school seminarian. He also discusses his time outside of Saugatuck-Douglas, as well as what brought him back to the region.
Go to Dawn Schumann (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

In this interview, Dawn Schumann reflects on the changes in Saugatuck-Douglas from when her parents and grandparents arrived to the area through her time working with the Historical Society.
Go to Jane Underwood (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Jane Underwood's grandparents and father came to Saugatuck during the summertime. They stayed in a hotel in Macatawa before buying property in Saugatuck. In this interview, Jane reflects on her own experiences summering and sailing in the area and…
Go to Karen Morgan (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Karen Morgan moved to the Saugatuck area after she graduated from high school and began waitressing at the new West Point restaurant in the 1960s. In this interview, Karen reminisces about her young adulthood in Saugatuck.
Go to Larry Philips (interview transcript) 2018 item page

Larry Phillips recounts his time in Saugatuck and Douglas, where he grew up. In this interview, he discusses working several jobs, including his work at the Lloyd J. Harris Pie Company. He also discusses his time as a firefighter and provides a…
Go to Mark Randal (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Mark Randall grew up in Orland Park, near Chicago, in the 1950s. In this interview, Randall recalls visiting Saugatuck in his youth and living there as an adult.
Go to Nancy Crean (Audio interview and transcript), 2018 item page

Nancy Crean's family bought a home in Saugatuck, Michigan in 1930. Throughout her childhood she remembers coming from Chicago to Saugatuck every weekend from April to November. She and her family still spend weekends in the family home throughout the…
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