Flint has lost half its population and more than 70,000 G.M. jobs, but a trailer park endures.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Flint Photos: Rainbow Cabins & Trailer Park
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.
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If you are in the Google street view while on East Pierson Road, it appears that one of the original cabins still stands, directly behind and to the west of the red auto repair building. It is painted white.ReplyDelete
Hey, good eyes! I just spotted it with your directions: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-83.674534,3a,75y,101.99t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s6TS-rtyMjuE_jIX1wChgdw!2e0Delete
One more cabin can be clearly seen if you head north on Thetford, one block west of Dort off Pierson. Who would have guessed that the real reason for these shacks being there among the trailer homes was that they were once tourist attractions!Delete
Innerspring mattresses! Showers! And Rock Well Water -- I love these elements, which presumably suggested luxury back then. And of course, that water might be a luxury still once we start drinking from the Flint River next month.ReplyDelete
If it's anything like it used to be before they switched about forty years ago, the water from the Flint River will be like champagne compared to the Detroit system's crud.Delete