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East Lansing, Michigan

East Lansing, Michigan

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Ken Huisjen
East Lansing is located in northwest Ingham County, and is the largest suburban community to Lansing. It is known mostly as the home of Michigan State University, whose stately campus spans a good portion of the city limits. Michigan Ave., (M-43), the city’s main road bordering MSU campus on the north, is known for its many unique shops and restaurants which serve the student population.

East Lansing was first settled in 1849 by D. Robert Burcham. In 1855, Michigan Agricultural College, (the world’s first agricultural college) was founded through the Land Grant Act by the national legislature. Rev. Robert B. Baird, then Secretary of the college, became the town’s first postmaster in 1884, when it was officially registered as "Collegeville." In 1907, it was incorporated as a city, with the name changed to East Lansing. The college was eventually renamed Michigan State College in 1925, and later Michigan State University in 1955, at the 100th anniversary of the Land Grant Act.

East Lansing, Michigan


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