Alpine Township (Images of America) by Mary Rasch Alt

By Mary Rasch Alt

Alpine Township's roots are in harvesting. local american citizens harvested cranberries close to a lake by way of a similar identify, Cranberry Lake. After logging out the forested quarter of the township, beginning a hundred and sixty years in the past, farmers chanced on peach bushes, then apples, and numerous fruit grew good at the rolling hills of this region often called "the Ridge." The identify Alpine got here from the combo of 2 phrases, all pine, in connection with the timber that grew in abundance within the township. this present day Alpine street has develop into a huge advertisement district at the northwest facet of Grand Rapids, in western Michigan.

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