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The Sturges-Young Civic Auditorium was built. The High School Class of 1955 was the first to hold their baccalaureate in the building.

The William C. Grobhiser Estate donated $250,000 to the city for the city hospital which was completed in 1929.

The City of Sturgis was incorporated.

With a population of 1,600 residents, Sturgis also has 4 churches, 3 lodges, 14 manufacturers, 12 stores, an iron factory, a private bank and a flour mill.

1861, 24 August
The 11th Michigan Infantry, Company C was formed. 836 men served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1866.

Fire destroyed all the business establishments on the south side of Chicago Road form Nottawa St. to North St.

Sturgis was incorporated as a village.

The first newspaper "The Republican" was published. It later became the "Sturgis Journal."

The first school house was built. It was log construction & located south of Chicago Rd on the east side of Nottawa.

The first frame house was built. The county court adopted a seal. It was a sheaf of wheat, a Marino & a pair of scales.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Sturgis and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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