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Where's that farm?


Almont historians seek input in identifying '50s aerial photographs


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The Almont Historical Society hopes the public can help them identify this and several other aerial photos of local farms taken in the late 1950s.

August 26, 2009
ALMONT — Cows are in the pasture, crops are growing in the fields and there's classic 1950s cars in the driveways—that's what the Almont Historical Society can glean from a series of aerial photographs in their possession....but that's all.

What they don't know is who lived and worked on those farms. Historical Society member Shelley Henshaw said they've decided to ask for the community's help in identifying the photos taken by Michigan Aerial Survey of Leslie, Michigan.

Henshaw said they believe the photos were taken in the Almont area but could likely include farms from neighboring communities like Capac, Dryden and Imlay City. Henshaw said she estimates the photos were taken sometime in the mid to late 1950s since they were able to identify a 1957 Buick sitting in one of the farm's driveways.

Henshaw said whoever can put a name with a place is welcome to keep the photo as a prize. The society has made duplicates of the prints.

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Look for a different photo to be printed in each week's edition of the Tri-City Times or as space allows.

If you can identify or offer any information about the photos printed, contact The Tri-City Times at 724-2615 or the Almont Historical Society at 798-3090.

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