Where did this come from? It obviously was not written by the submitter and we can't just accept data without knowing where it came from. If nothing is posted within a week, I'll have to delete. Michael 12:32, 25 June 2007 (EDT)
I wrote the article based on research that I did at the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Dept. of the GRPL. I wanted people to be able to add to it, so I added it here. There is a version of it with photos from my research on the Grand Rapids Historical Commission Website: http://www.historygrandrapids.org/explore.php?cat=4&essay=17
EmilyAnne, 12 March 2008
Hey Emily! that seems totally valid and awesome to me! thanks for adding it! i had no idea there was so much going on with this pool... --George 11:28, 13 March 2008 (EDT)
From Linn Crescentia, Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 11:50 p.m.
Richmond Park, on top of the hill, near the road, originally started out as what my mother and grandmother called: "The Boneyard". In the 1800s, this was area where people would leave their dying cows and horses. The animal would die there on the hilltop and passers-by could see the bones of the other animals which had been left there earlier. There are trails through the trees up there, and, you don't want to get lost up there. When the city of Grand Rapids turned it into a park, the animal bodies were cleared away, and children began to slide down the hill toward the pond. Iceskating is also enjoyed on the pond there during the winter days and nights.