Remembering Burroughs Farms
We're working to make this site a tribute to the good times Burroughs families enjoyed at "The Farms" in earlier times. We can't do it without your help.
A Recreational Center For Employees of Burroughs Corporation
The Farms was a unique employee "perk" that trumped what the dot coms in the 90's gave their people.
Remember the 4th of July celebrations? Games at the Grandstand, fire engine rides, horse drawn wagon rides, picnics down by the lake, fireworks at dusk over the lake with a flare-lit flag floating down to signify the end. Remember the concession stand? Pixie Stix, buttons, Vernors gingerale and burgers. Remember the deep water slide, the diving boards, the lifeguard station, the shuffleboard courts, the boat rental dock? Remember the rental cottages, the golf course, the tennis courts, movies at the Grandstand, the Dance Hall, the gun club, the boat launching ramp? The Lakes Drive In in Brighton? The movie theater in Howell? Tom & Kates, the Chilson store, Wally the lifeguard, George, turtles & bluegills?
It's all gone now, but not forgotten. Over the next few months we'll be developing a site to tell the stories and remember a simpler time and place. If you have any photos or memories please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're greatful for any and all submissions. Thank you to the people who have already sent photos. Hopefully by November 2009 we'll have more up to look at so check back then!
As of 10-1-2010 the Burroughs Farms Forum will no longer accept members. There were 50+ signups every day from Russian spammers and virtually no legit activity so it's being removed. Thank you for your interest. We hope to expand this site in 2011