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Volunteers Fight Flood at Saline Dam, April 1947

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 5, 1947
Caption
Volunteers Fight To Save Dam: Seventy-five volunteers from Saline and Milan fought to keep raging floodwaters from overwhelming the Soybrands dam on US-12 in Saline. The wooden barricades and the sandbags were thrown in to stave off the waters this morning. In mid-morning it appeared that the battle was a losing one but the crest was believed reached at 10:45 and the dam was still holding out.

Volunteer Sandbaggers Save Saline Dam, April 1947

Volunteer Sandbaggers Save Saline Dam, April 1947 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 7, 1947
Caption
Sandbag Brigade Saves Saline Dam - To speed the movement of sandbags to the top of the threatened Saline river dam Saturday, the 75 volunteers formed a line to fill and pass the bags. The bags and heavy wooden planks were credited with saving the dike and holding the flood back until the waters receded.