Residents of Sinnissippi Park
The park was green and rolling where the cliffs rose above Rock River. The thick stands of shag bark hickory, white oak, red elm and maple pre-dated the coming of white man into Indian territory. Where there was space between the larger trees there were walnut, cherry, birch and a scattering of blue and pine spruce. Wild flowers bloomed in spring and leaves that turned all kinds of colours in the autumn.
In John Ross‘ nightmares, the park appeared overgrown with weeds and scrub.