Monday, June 27, 2011

1939 Village Well

I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours talking with and listening to Dick Rudnicki. He was very gracious to come to the temporary museum and to bring some photographs that I can share with you. His father, Andy, worked in partnership from 1934 until 1942 as publisher and editor The Fowlerville Review.

The following pictures show the new village well put into operation in 1939 while Mr. Rudnicki was the village president. In the first picture, he is standing at the far left. In the second picture, from left to right, are Frank Chapman, Ernest Benjamin, Mr. Rudnicki, Dr. Hicks, and Lewis Birdsall. The last picture shows him taking a first drink off the newly-flowing well.

I believe Dick Rudnicki mentioned the buildings in the background of the second picture are of the old storage buildings used by Fowlerville Lumber Company.

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