“The Forks” was the name early settlers used to refer to the arealater named Albion. Albion’s earliest name describes where the north and south branches of the Kalamazoo River meet together, and continue on together throughBattle Creek, Kalamazoo, and all the way to Lake Michigan. In the 1930s theWorks Progress Administration built a stone wall along the river. Today a plaquemarks the original location where the two braches of the Kalamazoo River met.
Source: Isaac Kremer