Brookwater Farm Of Webster Township : : 184 Years Of Agricultural Leadership : A Nationally Renowned Farm, 1826-2010 ; The Story Of The Boyden, Mumford, Zeeb And Alexander Families
In 1948, the Ann Arbor News ran a long article, Restoration of Brookwater, complete with a description of the annual livestock auction and historic photos of the farm. The new owner, Lawrence F. Carlton, undertook an extensive restoration of the farm house. However, later articles from 1950 describe the "Corn War", a year-long legal battle with suits and countersuits over 29 acres of corn crop. There's even an article about Mr. Carlton temporarily blinding himself when a tear gas bomb went off as he was showing it to folks.