Saline Summerfest: Learn About Saline's History on Trolley Rides

 08/04/2014 - 14:38
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On Saturday, Aug. 9,  between noon and 4 p.m., people are invited on free trolley rides around town. Bob Lane and Jim Roth narrate the tours, telling the stories behind some of Saline’s historic buildings. Several tours are offered throughout the day.

After hours of great music, fun with the kids and firehouse chicken at Saline Summerfest, let the Saline Area Historical Society take you on a trolley ride around town.

On Saturday, Aug. 9,  between noon and 4 p.m., people are invited on free trolley rides around town. Bob Lane and Jim Roth narrate the tours, telling the stories behind some of Saline’s historic buildings. Several tours are offered throughout the day.

The Summerfest Trolley Tour begins in downtown Saline, on the south side of the four corners. The tour goes east on Michigan to Maple Road before circling back around, going as far west as Lewis Street. Guests will stop at the Saline Depot Museum, where Wayne Clements will provide a tour.

Boy Scout Max Kelly will supervise rides on the velocipede, a human-powered maintenance vehicle that rides the tracks. Kelly is raising money to build a shed to house the velocipede.

“The tour has been a big hit at Summerfest,” Clements said.

Tran Longmoore
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