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Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA

"Flint, a flourishing city and the capital of Genesee co, Mich., is situated on the Flint River, and on the Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad, 34 miles S.S.E. of East Saginaw, 64 miles N.N.W. of Detroit, and 66 miles W. of Port Huron. The Chicago & Lake Huron Railroad connects this place with Port Huron. Flint contains a court-house, a city hall, 8 churches, 2 national banks, a high school, a savings-bank, 6 saw-mills, a paper-mill, 3 breweries, 4 flouring-mills, 3 brick-yards, 3 stave-factories, manufactures of machinery, ash, doors, blinds, furniture, carriages, &c., and the state institution for the deaf and dumb, which is a large and ornamental edifice. The high-school building cost $150,000, It also has a woollen-factory, a marble-factory, and an asylum for the insane. Five weekly, a tri-weekly, and 2 daily newspapers are published here. Large quantities of lumber are exported from Flint. Pop. in 1890, 9803."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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First Baptist Church, Flint, Mich.

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Flint Wagon Works, Flint, Mich.

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Saginaw Street, showing Flint P. Smith Building, Flint, Mich.

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Hotel Dresden, Flint, Mich.

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New Walsh Building, Flint, Mich.

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St. Joseph Hospital, Flint, Michigan

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Catholic Church


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Congregational Church

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First Ward Park

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Court Street M. E. Church, 1908

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Buick Factory and Offices, 1909

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High School, 1909

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Central Fire Station, 1910

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View on East Kearsley Street

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Hamilton Avenue, showing Buick and Weston-Mott Offices


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Hotel Dresden

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Walker School

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Noon Hour at Buick and Weston-Mott Factories

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"The Buick," Hamilton Ave.

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Lakeside and City Park

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Hurley Hospital, 1915

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Y.M.C.A.

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Flint Central High School


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Court House and Jail

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Masonic Temple

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Brown Hall, Michigan School for the Deaf

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South Saginaw Street from Hotel Durant, 1923

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Aerial View of AC Spark Plug Plant on Dort Highway, 1941

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Office Building, Buick Motor Co., 1945

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Flint Tavern Hotel

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  • 1859
    FLINT, a township in Genesee co., in Michigan, U.S., 61 m NW of Detroit. Pop. 984. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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  • News  1901 - Four Killed by Train Today.
    Flint, Mich., June 14. - While MAJOR GEORGE W. BUCKINGHAM, his daughter ANNA, MRS. THOMAS APPLEGATE and her sister, MRS. GENERAL HUMPHREY, of Adrian, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - 11 HURT IN TRAIN WRECK.
    Coaches of Flier Bound for Chicago Ditched in Michigan.

    FLINT, Mich., June 8. - A fast through train on the Grand Trunk Railroad bound for Chicago ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Flint, a city and the capital of Genesee co., Mich., is situated on the Flint River and on the Chicago and Grand Trunk and the Pere Marquette Rs., 34 ... Read MORE...

  • News  Flint, Mich., Train – Automobile Crash, May 1934
    Four Killed In Crossing Crash

    By The Associated Press

    Flint, Mich., May 30. – A Pere Marquette passenger train struck an automobile carrying... Read MORE...

  • News  1935 - THREE LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH AT FLINT, MICHIGAN.
    TRIMOTORED TRANSPORT HITS TENTS OF GROUND CREW; SIX INJURED.

    Flint, Mich., May 18 (AP) - At least three persons, including THEODORE E. KNOWLES,... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - EXPLOSION KILLS TWO, INJURES 10. GASOLINE TANK BLOWS UP AT FLINT, MICH., SERVICE STATION.
    Flint, Mich., Sept. 28 - (AP) - At least two persons were killed and 10 injured seriously today by an explosion which demolished the General Tire... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - General Motors Strike
    December 30 - Spurred by an unfounded rumor that work is going to be transferred to plants with weak union support, autoworkers begin a spontaneous... Read MORE...

  • 1953 - The Flint-Beecher Tornado
    The Flint and Beecher communities of Michigan were struck with this tornado on the 8th of June, 1953, at 8:30 p.m. Tornadoes that strike at night are ... Read MORE...

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