Historical Photo: 11/04/2019

Did you know that there were two virgin stands of pine left in Michigan after the lumbering era ended? One is at Hartwick Pines State Park and the other at Interlochen State Park. This 1941 image was taken at the Interlochen Park. The young girl is Mildred “Fippy” Komrska. She and her friend are shown with a white pine log salvaged after a high wind blew down over 450 of the white pines then left in the park. The fallen pines were sawed into shingles and used in parks across the state. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please call the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments.