Talk:Jackson, Michigan

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Ted Nugent[edit]

I am wondering why Ted Nugent is list under notable people from Jackson Michigan? He is neither born in Jackson (he was born in Detroit) or currently lives in Jackson.

Not that I really care one way or the other, but the reason is that he was a long-time resident of Concord Township, until relatively recently. I think he still owns his property there. Whether he belongs in the list here, I really don't care. olderwiser 11:38, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
He indeed still owns property here, and probably still visits the area.Twohlford 06:40, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
The Nuge is now a resident of Crawford Texas. http://www.livedaily.com/news/7494.html Of course, he once was a Michigan resident. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 16:34, 16 February 2008 (UTC)Stan

Jack Parr[edit]

I know that he grew up in Jackson and got his first break in radio there. I went to school with his niece Denice Parr at Northwest High. I didn't put the two together until I asked her at our 10 year reunion. The Wiki page for him says he was born in Canton, Ohio. 70.142.144.131 20:16, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Sources, Citations[edit]

I don't to clutter this article with lots of {{fact}} tags -- especially since some newbie will interpret them as a license remove content -- but even a casual glance will uncover a number of statements in this article that need a source either because they are potentially controversial (e.g., the Republican Party was founded in Jackson) or intriguing enough that a reader would like to go to the source to read more about it (the founding of Jackson). Any hope that someone with access to the proper materials can make these improvements? -- llywrch (talk) 18:01, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm not a noob at this, and I removed uncited material. I just consolidated the Republican Party edits, and that definitely needs to have the references re-added to be Wikified. As you'll see, I definitely cited my previous GOP work, but now that citation is missing from the Web.
The lack of citations made it easy to remove the other junk about supposed nicknames of Jackson, and about the Jackson art scene. Twohlford (talk) 19:57, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

I believe it can be fairly stated that “the first official meeting of the group that actually called itself "Republican" was held in Jackson;” however, it was a state convention, which drafted a state platform and selected state candidates. Lincoln was not in attendance. I have removed that statement from the article. Lincoln’s only public appearance in Michigan occurred in Kalamazoo, in August 1856, when he spoke at a rally for John Fremont. There were several books, articles, etc, about the Jackson convention published around its fiftieth anniversary. Several other histories have been published since. None mention Lincoln. One account of the Michigan convention was written by Charles Victor DeLand, in his “History of Jackson County,” 1903. DeLand was not only a member of the convention committee, he was also a huge Lincoln fan, at least in his later years. If Lincoln had been at the convention, I think DeLand would have noticed.--Pat Glesner (talk) 21:06, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Commentary about this article[edit]

Regarding the issue discussed above by Pat Glesner, it might be of additional interest to people to read the blog article I wrote about this matter.

Last week, I had a conversation with published author Pat Glesner. He lived and was educated in Kalamazoo, Michigan, not far from my birthplace of Jackson, Michigan, where he now resides. He views editing Wikipedia as a casual hobby, something he doesn’t go out of his way to do, but if he finds errors in an article, he fixes them. He says of Wikipedia, “it’s not a particularly good research site”. In early January, Glesner came upon something that first appeared in the lead section of the Wikipedia article about Jackson, Michigan. Ever since May 18, 2007, the article claimed that Abraham Lincoln from Illinois was in attendance at Jackson’s early convention... (read more)

I hope that this is relevant to this page and is not viewed as self-promotional spam. The linked-to site is run by a non-profit organization, with no advertising or other revenue channels. -- Thekohser 14:14, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

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