Living in Jackson


  • July 2, 2021

    Popular Music in a Historic Site

    Ragtime to Christian Rock: 125 years of tunes inside these old brick walls.

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  • March 8, 2021

    It’s Harder to Receive a Gift

    Than to Give a Gift

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  • December 16, 2020

    News Flash!

    "A Phoenix-like immense structure has taken the place of the burned Collins Mfg. Co. Building." Jackson Daily Citizen, August 3, 1895." (This newspaper is currently called the Jackson Citizen Patriot.)

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  • December 4, 2020

    Tenants come. Tenants go. Stuff stays.

    A 125-year-old Building’s Hidden Gems

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  • November 28, 2020

    Fires

    Browning the Bird: an Unguide.

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  • November 19, 2020

    Hangin’ Tight Together

    We can help

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  • November 13, 2020

    Holding it all together

    Feeding our Souls

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  • October 30, 2020

    The Strange and Unusual..

    Tenants discard odd items when they move away.

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  • October 23, 2020

    She is the Real Thing

    Seeking a story with her lens.

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  • October 16, 2020

    CAD. CAM. CNC. What the ...?

    I get it now.

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  • October 9, 2020

    Feeling Beautiful

    Pren’Cess Smith enjoys helping women feel beautiful!

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  • October 2, 2020

    Surviving 2020

    Will smart health habits and grit be enough?

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  • September 25, 2020

    Stephen Zigenfuss builds guitars because...

    …he loves wood. “It’s strength, its smell, even its taste – wood is a noble material to work with.”

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  • September 23, 2020

    CrossBraining: Remote Learning for a New Age

    A new word. A new idea. A new business has erupted in Jackson.

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  • September 11, 2020

    Underground Rooms: An Update

    Museum Curator Uncovers an Answer

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  • September 4, 2020

    The History Mystery

    While clearing undergrowth behind our buildings we discovered buried rooms. At the end of the second room was an 18-inch chute leading to the surface. That was July 31st, a week before we discovered the second chute.

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  • August 28, 2020

    An East Side Enigma

    I had been home ten minutes when my phone rang. “Laurie,” our Operations Director said. “No one was hurt. No equipment was lost.” I gasped.

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  • August 21, 2020

    The Benefactor

    If you have lived in Jackson County you must have witnessed Fourth of July fireworks erupting over the Cascades. Or maybe you listened to the Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert seated at the base of the falls. O...

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  • August 14, 2020

    The Answer Was Underfoot

    We have spent fifty years maintaining and renovating the Commercial Exchange.

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  • August 7, 2020

    Rising from the Ashes

    By Embracing Change

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  • August 3, 2020

    Disaster Master

    Maintaining a building like it was his ship.

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  • July 29, 2020

    Stevie's Headgear

    When men’s lives are threatened, inventors and industries respond.

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  • September 26, 2019

    Bright Colors Matter!

    Color has invaded the area and it's exciting!

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  • June 26, 2019

    Planes, Trains, Automobiles & Jackson, Michigan

    A City on the move.

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  • March 19, 2019

    A True Connection to History

    Generations of creative energy

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  • January 8, 2019

    A Glow of Progress

    A resurgence of spirit

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  • December 5, 2018

    A Notable Building Designed by Albert Kahn & Associates

    You may be aware that at one time Clark Equipment was Jackson County’s largest manufacturer employing over 3000 men and women at their Michigan Center plant. You may not be aware that this enormous structure at 1300 Fala...

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