White Pine Trail

Community members ‘pull together’ for nature

May 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Becky Steiner and Lynn McIntosh work hard at pulling garlic mustard on the White Pine Trail. Saturday, May 14, while some were racing in the rain to cross the finish line at the Riverbank Run, others were involved in a different kind of race right here in Rockford—the race to save our beautiful native Michigan spring flowers from being overrun by invasive plants like [...]

Comcast employees clean up White Pine Trail

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Photo by Karen Salyer of Karen J Photography For the past several years, Comcast has gotten together 100-plus employees to clean up and do work on the White Pine Trail. They donated an amazing trailer full of tools, snacks, drinks—anything future trail volunteers would need to help maintain the trail. BC Pizza provided pizza to the hungry volunteers. [...]

Swan killed in power line collision

March 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Power outage, general confusion follows by BETH ALTENA A man walking the White Pine Trail narrowly escaped with his life after a swan flew into a live power line, resulting in an explosion and the arcing, live wire shooting sparks and fire on the popular trail. The incident left the downtown without power for about an hour and left the city buzzing with speculation and [...]

Illicit romance and its bad results

March 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

The history of the Village of Childsdale, continued by BETH ALTENA The town of Gibraltar existed before the town of several dozen homes was renamed Childsdale after the paper mill was purchased by H.B. Childs. The town began as the village surrounding a sawmill at the same site as the paper mill. The sawmill was built by Zenas G. Windsor in 1848.Childsdale Papermill is in [...]

Abraham Lincoln statue becoming destination for countless visitors

September 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Cliff and Nancy Hill From his second floor office in the Natureview Properties Building, Tom Mall enjoys looking down on the bronze Abraham Lincoln statue that he was instrumental in bringing to Rockford. Mall particularly enjoys the reactions of those who discover the statue for the very first time. Ideally sited on a spur of the White Pine Trail that leads to a [...]
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