Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Then and Now



Jar With Most gave us the corner of Miller & Ballenger, circa 1977. Now Arnold McIntyre gives us the same spot in 2008.

7 comments:

  1. So ... Shumakers is gone? I think I practically lived at that McD's! Even the last time I visited Flint, I went to that McD's ...

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  2. Nice. There was a small arcade by that corner that I used to walk to from my house on Court St. where my mother still lives.

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  3. thanks for posting the "now" shot!

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  4. Also, based on the gas price, I'd put this photo at 1975 (it was $.62 in '77).
    Tim Long

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  5. Gillian, no Shumakers is still there, they just use the north side of the building, while the south end is The Great Divide, a Michigan/Michigan State store.
    Arnold

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  6. The Shumaker Gas Station is gone but the Ski shop is still around.

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  7. Those were the years I remember so well. Bought all my skis from Shumaker's. Remember pumping gas there in the winter time with the wind blowing, and standing in slushy gassy snow.

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