Saturday, August 2, 2008

Flint in the fifties...and beyond

Can there be a more quintessential image of Flint in the fifties than this shot graciously provided by Grumkin?

Here's a more recent shot by Malevolent Teddy Bear.

1 comment:

  1. ah yessss...the 50's. way before any of us knew what a 'superfund site' would be, or what the hell a 'military industrial complex' is, nixon was being spat on in the southern hemi, blackwater and dyncorp and devos, et al were still suckling on their wetnurse's more than likely underpaid and illegal teat. HUAC was being stood up by the likes of Bogart, Bacall, and God Bless Himself John Huston. Were we ever as innocent as Young Ralphie in xmas story?


Thanks for commenting. I moderate comments, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at