1847 : Holland Founded

When:
February 9, 2021 all-day
2021-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
2021-02-10T00:00:00-05:00

On this day, Dutch immigrants fleeing religious persecution and economic distress followed their leader Rev. Albertus Van Raalte to West Michigan and founded Holland.

Sources :

Zlati Meyer, “City of Holland Founded by Dutch”, Detroit Free Press, February 3, 2013.

Historical Society of Michigan.

More about Holland’s history

Wikipedia entry