Ann Arbor News, February 12, 1948
Dunbar Scouts Plan 'Housewarming' Party: Plans for a "housewarming" party tonight at Dunbar Civic Center are being discussed here by members of Boy Scout Troop 75, for whom the party is being given. The scouts (left to right) are Fred Adams, Don Calvert, Marvin Baker, Paul Bacon, Curtis Starks, Coleman Jewett, Robert Henson, John Adams, Duane Calvert, Horace Williams, Hathaway Gulley and James Guster. Scoutmaster Vernon Adams is explaining things. At the party, which will begin at 7 o'clock, the troop will be presented with a flag by the Graf-O'Hara post of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ann Arbor News, May 18, 1950
NO CURBING THEIR TRACK TALENTS: These seven Ann Arbor High thinclads have been playing an active part in the Pioneers' perfect-record dual meet season this year. They are, left to right, Roger Maugh, George Jayne, Bill Newman, Fred Adams, Capt. Bob Fowler, Vern Nixon and Prenty Ware. Coach Tim Ryan's team has won 11 straight dual meets this season to add to a string that has now grown to 26 in a row over three seasons.
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Fred Adams was born in 1934 and grew up in Ann Arbor. He recalls summers playing in the Huron River, youth activities with the Dunbar Center and Jones School, his work as a paperboy, and some of the black neighborhoods and businesses in the Ann St. area. Mr. Adams worked for Johnson Controls for 41 years and owned his own business as an Industrial Manager.