Given the reputation of the PX, I wonder how many of these matchbooks were used to light crosses.
Having lived about a block from that building I don't remember seeing any burning crosses. But then, I was rather young during that time (1970-1977)....
What is the reputation of the PX?
The PX was of strong eastern leanings and had lots of devoted eastern clientele. Us non-eastern folks were always welcome, but the warmest reception was reserved for others of like heritage. No big deal.
Reputation of PX Bar-B-Q? If you're black, get back. If you're white, well alright.PX made Cracker Barrel, Sambo's, and pre-discrimation lawsuit Denny's look like a Rainbow Coalition convention.
After thinking about this for a bit, I recall that my first visits to the PX in the 50's were at it's Saginaw St. location near Pasadena. I seem to recall that it burned down late one summer evening and Alec (the owner) rebuilt at Clio & Pierson Rds. Hmmm...
All I know is that if you were a fan of barbecue ribs, the PX on Clio road had the best around! This was like 1964-1969! I didn't see any racist stuff! If you had money to pay, you were welcome!
What do you mean by "eastern"?
Eastern, as in Lebannon.Another interesting memory; if it was a slow night, more often than not, they locked the door and went home.We still compare the worthiness of all barbecued ribs to the PX. You had to chew on them just a bit. It was an acquired taste.
well I worked there when I was in high school the place rocked It must of took in atleast a mill a year I still have the rescipe and use it today I have made up to 300 gallions at a time no bs thanks Bob ????
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I work there on and off for 12 years there was an institution in the Flint area. But he was a hard man to work for and he was racist
Does anyone have a copy of the PX menu?
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