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The Waldo Boulder

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The Waldo Boulder on Eddie's Lane  Close-up of Plaque

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WESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE

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This granite-gneiss boulder weighing 32 tons is a glacial deposit.  Originally it was located by the roadside of U. S. Highway 131 about halfway between Plainwell and Kalamazoo.  The first president of the college, Dwight B. Waldo, as a boy lived near Plainwell and always admired the rock.  He often expressed a desire that it be brought to the campus.  Eventually the Kalamazoo Alumni Men's Club undertook the difficult task of transporting the rock, and the work was completed in 1944.  It rests here as a mark of loyalty to the college and devotion to its first president.

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A SYMBOL OF CHERISHED MEMORIES
AND ENDURING FRIENDSHIP

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