Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Days for G.M.?

To commemorate General Motors emergence from bankruptcy, let's look back to before the beginning. These are shots of the the "ribbon wheel" that still resides in the Durant Dort Carriage Company Building, the birthplace of G.M. It's a unique, homemade keepsake that the carriage company created to honor its employees — many of whom have streets named after them in Flint.





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Thanks for commenting. 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 www.teardownbook.com.