Congratulations to Redford,
You’re the WCSX City of the Week
- In March 1833, Pekin was renamed Redford and the southern half became Dearborn Township on April 1. The name Redford was chosen because Indians and pioneers forded the River Rouge where the river runs through Redford. “Rouge” is French for “red.”
- The Redford Township Festival is coming up June 13th through 16th at Bell Creek County Park! Redford also has two other signature events each year, Oktoberfest in September/ October, and Olde Fashioned Holidays in early December.
- Folk musician and songwriter Sufjan Stevens’ (Cat Stevens) song “Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou),” which appeared on his 2003 album Michigan, mutely chronicles Stevens’ childhood experiences in Redford Township, where his grandparents lived.