"Stars of Orange and Black": Memorialization of the Great War in Kalamazoo
Miller, Louis S.
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The author discusses how Kalamazoo memorialized four local heroes after World War I and how they represent similar efforts across the country after the war. Colonel Joseph Westnedge's death in 1918 sparked a lively debate in the Kalamazoo Gazette that led to renaming the main north-south street Westnedge Avenue. The author discusses both physical and literary memorials and discusses three other Kalamazoo heroes: Paul Butler, Stillman Jenks, and Howard Pyle.