A Prairie Ronde Island
the early explorers and pioneers making the Northern trek across
the United States, the first open prairie was in southwestern Michigan
in what is now Prairie Ronde Township in Kalamazoo County. The
patches of woods in this 20,000 acre prairie, such as the one where
I made these pictures, were called islands because the grass everywhere
else was chest high on a horse and as the grass moved with the
wind it rolled like waves on the sea.