Fruitport Michigan History Pomona Park

RickRobinson

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In 1871, mineral spring water was the latest rage. Resorts popped up all over the country capitalizing on the curative benefits of magnetic mineral water. The Pomona House opened July 1st of that year. Rich patrons would take a steamer from Chicago to Grand Haven and then travel on to Fruitport. Built by the Fruitport Magnetic and Sulphur Springs Company for $500,000, the hotel was burned down twice. After it burned down in 1881, it was never rebuilt.

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The Pomona Hotel was built on the site of Fruitport Pomona Park.
 

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sweet pictures Rick, thanks for sharing. looks like a great palce to do some detecting, have you tried any of those places? I'll bet there are tons of goodies in the water where the pavilion was. great stuff.
 

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this park is right in fruitport the library is part ogf the park also Ive never searched it but I have seen a guy there once its not that big of a park but they still have a carnival there every year
 
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I'm amazed how much is in this park. It's been hit pretty hard but I've always managed to walk away with something. I think the pavilion area would be sweet. I checked it out earlier this summer and it has a solid bottom for wading.
 

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I pulled a indian head from the park last summer,it was next to some junk but the dfx picked it out.
 

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