NEW EXHIBIT AT RAILROAD MUSEUM
1907 Saline High School team, have their initials above their heads, but no names.
The 1908 Saline Semi-Professional team, their names are:
Back row: Prof. Walling, Charles Reeves, Mr. Burkhardt, Fred Burkhardt, Ed Barnard, Art Armbruster
Front row: Oscar Wheeler, J. Rogers, Bert Gillen, Henry Schroen.
We have a few notes of information on the players:
Bert Gillen; was the Sheriff, and his nickname was “The Sheriff”
Art Armbruster lived in corner house at Bennett and N. Ann Arbor
Henry Schroen had a metal shop in basement of what is now the “Pineapple House.”
Oscar Wheeler, eventually owned the drug store at the corner of Ann Arbor and Michigan
J. Rogers was a barber and the Pitcher
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GOOD NEWS AT RENTSCHLER FARM:
We are happy to announce that the Rentschler Farm Museum is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Due to the diligent work of Board Member, Cynthia Christensen, we have finally been awarded this distinction after several years of trying. Together with the Depot Museum -- which has been on the National Register since 1995 -- we MADE IT!
NATIONAL PASSPORT STAMP: During the summer season, a visit to Rentschler Farm is an official National Passport Stop. For information, see
National Passport Stamp Program. Passports and stamps are available in the Rentschler Farm Gift Shop during the summer season. Hours: Saturdays between 11:00-3:00.
During the winter months when the farm is closed, the stamp will be available at the Railroad Depot Museum on Saturdays, 11:00-3:00.
STILL AVAILABLE: Historical Washtenaw Area Attractions. Click here to see a beautiful, full-color 3 ½” x 8 ½” brochure featuring photos and information on each of our 27 historic county member organizations. The reverse side of the brochure unfolds to display a 17” x 22” map of Washtenaw County showing the location and address of each museum, library, and attraction. A free copy can also be picked up at the Rentschler Farm or at the Saline Railroad Depot Museum.
You can very quickly become acquainted with our two museums by visiting Saline Railroad Depot Museum and Rentschler Farm Museum.
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WANTED: LOCAL HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS: Let us scan your family photos for our archives, especially if you can supply the name of the subjects. All photos can be returned to you, the owner. Call the society office for an appointment: 734-944-0442 .
SALINE HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS: We would like to develop a collection of Saline High School Yearbooks. If you have one that you don't want, keep us in mind.
OBITUARIES: A great deal of local history can be gleaned from old obituaries. If you have any to share, especially old ones, we can scan them. You keep the original. Let us know.
HISTORY OF SALINE: Many of our readers come to our website looking for information on the history of our town and our area. With that in mind, for a detailed article see History of Saline.
This page was updated May, 2015. Please check here often for fresh news and additional articles of historic interest. Feel free to contact us
if you have suggestions, want to ask a question about Saline history, or wish to share a comment or opinion about the work of the Saline Area Historical Society.
EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE DEPOT & AMERICAN LEGION ON JULY 4TH 2015
1. STOP BY THE AMERICAN LEGION BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 4 PM FOR SOME FOOD AND DRINKS OR PURCHASE A TAKE OUT FOR THE DEPOT.
2. PARK YOUR CAR AT THE LEGION AND TAKE THE 40-8 ENGINE TO THE DEPOT.
3. AT THE DEPOT TOUR THE CABOOSE. TOUR THE EXHIBITS IN THE DEPOT BUILDING. AND CHECK OUT THE MODEL STEAM ENGINE BELL ON THE DECK AND DESCRIPTION BY THE OWNER ROGER LANE.
4. AT THE LIVERY BARN TAKE A RIDE IN THE ONE HORSE BUGGY.
5. ON THE TRACKS DRIVE THE VELOCIPEDE RAIL MAINTENANCE CAR.
6. LISTEN TO A DESCRIPTION OF RAIL ROAD TOOLS AT THE VELOCIOPEDE BARN.
7. ENJOY THE LUCH YOU BROUGHT WITH YOU FROM HOME OR THE LEGION AT THE TABLES AROUND THE GROUNDS.
8. WALK OVER TO THE DEPOT GREEN AREA TO ENJOY SOME HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS DID.
9. GIFT SHOP ITEMS AND BOTTLE WATER ARE AVAILABLE IN THE TENT ON THE GREEN.
10. HAVE THE KIDS SPEND SOME TIME AT THE INFLATEABLE AND OTHER FIELD GAMES ON THE GREEN.
11. IF YOU COME TO THE DEPOT FIRST, ENTER OFF BENNETT STREET PARK ON THE GRASS AT THE ENTRANCE.
12. IF YOU ENTER OFF N. ANN ARBOR FOLLOW THE ROAD WAY MARKED WITH SMALL FLAGS TO A PARKING OPENING OR TO THE AREA NEXT TO BENNETT STREET.