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By Mary Rasch Alt

Alpine Township's roots are in harvesting. local american citizens harvested cranberries close to a lake by means of a similar identify, Cranberry Lake. After logging out the forested sector of the township, beginning a hundred and sixty years in the past, farmers discovered peach bushes, then apples, and quite a few fruit grew good at the rolling hills of this quarter known as "the Ridge." The identify Alpine got here from the mix of 2 phrases, all pine, in connection with the bushes that grew in abundance within the township. this day Alpine road has turn into a big advertisement district at the northwest aspect of Grand Rapids, in western Michigan.

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