The photos in these pages were taken by David
and Pat Caldwell. David writes: I know what was done to the creek
only by observation, and those were made by my wife. Blacklick
Creek was dredged all the way through town and widened in many
places. The creek bed was probably lowered by at least 8 feet.
The creek banks were covered with a heavy plastic, then small
boulders were placed on top of the plastic. A concrete wall was
built along the creek behind the old Acme (later GeeBee) building.
Then continuing down along the creek and past the sewage treatment
plant an earthen dike was built to keep water from the houses
along Rogers Street.An earthen dike was also built along Creek
Street. New bridges and a viaduct were built to channel Davis
Run under Second, first and McCoy Streets. Probably a lot more
was done that we didn't see or read about.