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This Month on Promote Michigan
For the Love of Michigan Libraries
The first library that I remember in my hometown of Plainwell was inside 335 East Bridge Street (now a private home). My recollections are vague, but cloudy visions of story time are tucked in the back corner of my mind. I recall being jealous of my classmate Susan who later lived in the house…how lucky was she to reside inside a former library!
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Lost Love & Found Spirits in Nahma – the Heart of the Hiawatha
So we stayed at the haunted Nahma Inn in October of 2019 and met several locals who shared stories with us about Nellie Fleming and her spirit who resides within this 1908 building. Apparently there are as many as 5 ghosts here - maybe Charles Good who lived for a time in the room (#17) across from Nell (#16)...and an on-again-off-again affair was known within the town. At one point, Nell’s sisters also lived here (1930 census)...including Anne (pictured) who was a local boys high school basketball coach and school superintendent (and I suspect is actually a sister-in-law, married to Nell’s only brother, John).