By Cindy M. Hughes

ISBN-10: 1467112046

ISBN-13: 9781467112048

ISBN-10: 1531669603

ISBN-13: 9781531669607

Belding is found within the northwest nook of Ionia County alongside the Flat River. The land used to be first settled via Charles Broas in 1837 and have become referred to as Broas Rapids. The identify used to be later replaced to Patterson turbines, and in 1871 the small village was once renamed Belding in honor of the Belding family members. The Belding brothers synthetic silk and taken a lot task to the group. among 1885 and 1917, the Beldings operated 4 silk turbines, dormitories, inn Belding, a clinic, an opera condominium, a library, and lots of extra downtown companies. The silk turbines on my own hired extra humans than all different region factories mixed. With the brothers controlling ninety percentage of the yank silk industry, Belding grew to become often called "Silk Capital of the World."

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