Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Flint Artifacts: Look to Flint Brochure

"The Showplace of Michigan"
(Quotation marks are to indicate a quotation, not irony, unless that's what you're looking for.)


3 comments:

  1. Hey Gordie, I saw that the Nash house was for sale on one of the local Flint real estate sites if you're interested. Is that the one you stayed in when you wrote your book?

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    1. What?! It is, indeed. Nobody tells me anything.

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  2. I think I still have that brochure somewhere. It wasn't ironic at the time. New subdivisions, Planetarium, Cultural Center, and coming after a huge 1950-1960 population increase. GM had built several new plants. Automotive Engineers and Community School Educators were coming in from all over. Detroit already had a big population decline. Flint was the second largest city in Michigan then.

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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.