Holland Sentinel article titled "Box Elder Trees First To Go in Park Program". This article has a photo showing Dick Smallenburg and two others kneeling beside a freshly cut tree.
Dick Smallenburg (1893-1960) was born in the Netherlands in 1893 and came to Holland, MI in 1921. He worked for awhile as the private gardener of Walter Lane before beginning with the city in 1928. On July 23, 1922, Dick married Bouwina Veenstra in Holland, MI. They are buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Bouwina F. Veenstra Smallenburg was born on 10-22-1897 in the Netherlands to Bront Veenstra and Cora Rairdan. On July 23, 1922, Bouwina Veenstra (1897-1993) married Dick Smallenburg in Holland, MI. She came from the Netherlands in 1922.
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