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Glance at the Past - Raising Canal Street

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The first S-Curve was not on 131, but at Canal Street and Pearl in downtown Grand Rapids.
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In this episode of Glance at the Past, Grab Corners, now known as Campau Square, was the first S-Curve of Grand Rapids. A steep grade difference forced the Common Council to raise Canal Street four feet. A hotel downtown remained open while being raised to be level with the new street.

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