Jar With Most gave us the corner of Miller & Ballenger, circa 1977. Now Arnold McIntyre gives us the same spot in 2008.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Then and Now
at 8:26 AM
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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 ...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
thanks for posting the "now" shot!ReplyDelete
Also, based on the gas price, I'd put this photo at 1975 (it was $.62 in '77).ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
The Shumaker Gas Station is gone but the Ski shop is still around.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete