History

Making Arrowheads & More

Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Saline District Library

Hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs are among those who will be interested in the Saline Area Historical Society’s educational program Sept. 13.

Robert Love will be presenting his collection of American Indian tools made of stone and demonstrating how some of them are made.  The program is at 2 p.m.Sunday, September 13, in the Brecon Room in the Saline District Library.

The program is free and open to the public. Youth are encouraged to attend.

Harvest Time on the Rentschler Farm

Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Avenue, Saline

Saline Area Historical Society will host Harvest Time at Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Avenue, one mile east of Downtown Saline. The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 4.

Entrance Admission: $1 Adults; Children Free. Admission includes all activities and entertainment. Families can ride on the old tractor-drawn wagon, see the live pigs, sheep, chickens, and geese. We will also have a visiting new-born calf.

Author Cynthia Williams

Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Rd. Saline

Author Cynthia Williams and award-winning photographer Alan Deneau will share stories and pictures of growing up in Detroit in the 1950s and 60s. Williams’ book, "Growing Up in the D," will be available for sale. Questions? Call the Library at 734-429-5450.

Jimmy Hoffa

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Rd. Saline

Scott Burnstein, author and historian, will present the story of the infamous labor leader who mysteriously vanished in 1975. Questions? Call the Library at 734-429-5450.

(Photo by New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: John Bottega, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Cornelius Parsons Owned General Store, Likely at Site of Benny's Bakery

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Cornelius was born in 1833 and grew up on a farm a couple miles south of the Village of Saline. His father and uncle were operating a saw mill and flour mill, so the Parsons family was well-off. In his early 20s, he went into town and worked as a clerk in William Davenport’s store. It was easy to get that job, since his sister Zylpha was married to Davenport. Parsons worked for some other retailers in Saline, then he took the big leap into self employment, probably in 1866.

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