By GREG MONAHAN
Capital News Service
Over the past 70 years, Saline has grown from a small farming town south of Ann Arbor to a constantly growing midsized community with a healthy city center and a number of new schools. Since the mid 1990s, Saline has built four new schools to meet its growing population. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the city’s population has increased about 33 percent over the past two decades. These images from Michigan State University’s aerial imagery archive trace Saline’s growth from a ruralvillage in 1940 to a bustling community 70 years later.