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Mrs. Henry Lou Owens Cleans Watercress At The Argo Dam, April 1949

Mrs. Henry Lou Owens Cleans Watercress At The Argo Dam, April 1949 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 14, 1949
Caption
Sitting in the sun along the edge of the Huron River at the Argo dam is Mrs. Henry Lou Owens of 1253 N. Main St., who is cleaning "a mess of greens," she has just gathered nearby. The greens are not, in this case, dandelions, but a variety of watercress which make fine eating, according to Mrs. Owens. She advises boiling them with a dab of salt pork or bacon.

Geddes Dam At Dixboro Road, July 1956

Geddes Dam At Dixboro Road, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 19, 1956
Caption
Geddes Dam At Dixboro Rd.: Geddes Dam is one of several dams in the area constructed by the Detroit Edison Co. The Geddes Dam causes the Huron River to widen for about a mile and a half westward from Dixboro.

Volunteers Fight Flood at Saline Dam, April 1947

Volunteers Fight Flood at Saline Dam, April 1947 image
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.