Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flint Photos: The Original Bob's Tire Store at 1513 S. Saginaw Street


The original Bob's Tire Store was opened by Robert McPherson, a Flint Sit-Down Striker. Thanks to his grandson Rob McPherson for the photo.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Shark Sighting at the Flint River Raft Race


Memories of the late, great Flint River Raft Race from grumkin:
John Baker and John Fisher, with the help of Frank Baker and Mark Carol, entered the 2nd Annual Flint River Raft race in 1977. They made a fiberglass shark because "Jaws" had been such a popular movie the previous year. They didn't win the competition. I believe a raft made of beer cans won. After the race, we kept the shark at Lake Fenton for a while. Occasionally, we would take it out, but it was tricky to steer, so it mostly just stayed on the shoreline.



Wanted: Capitol Theater Photos and Memories


We need your help for a project on the history of the Capitol Theater in Flint. Here's what we need:

1. Interior photos of the Capitol with actual people in the shots. Photos of an empty theater are plentiful, but we need images of folks actually enjoying a movie or other event from any era. I can help you with scanning or reproducing the photos.

2. Your memories of the theater in as much detail as possible. Tell us about going to the Capitol and what it was like. We need personal stories about about the Capitol.

You can post in the comment section, or email me directly at gyoung(at)flintexpats(dot)com.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mom, Meet Saquatch

Pat McFarlane Young, born at Hurley in 1930 and a graduate of Flint Central in 1948, still has her sense of humor at her new home in Tacoma, Washington.

Sunday, May 18, 2014