This was the railroad connection for the city of Birdsview, located just to the south. This area was the center of a truck gardening community and shipping point for the local limestone quarry; the road was bordered at points by heavy stands of maple and alder, shipped to city factories for use in the manufacture of furniture. In 1878, Birdsley D. Minkler built a water-powered sawmill there and later a hotel. The name was derived from Minkler’s nickname, “Bird.”
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