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Flint, Michigan, USA

Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA

Flint was founded as a village by fur trader Jacob Smith in 1819 and became a major lumbering area on the historic Saginaw Trail during the 19th century. From the late 19th century to the mid 20th century, the city was a leading manufacturer of carriages and later automobiles, earning it the nickname "Vehicle City".
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  • 1854 - Flint
    Flint, a post-township in the central part of Genesee county, Michigan. Pop., 3304.

    Flint, a thriving post-village in the above township, and...Read MORE...


  • 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

  • 1895 - Flint
    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...Read MORE...


  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Union Industrial Bldg., Flint, Mich.
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    First Baptist Church, Flint, Mich.
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Catholic Church
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Congregational Church
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    First Ward Park
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Flint Wagon Works, Flint, Mich.
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    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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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    St. Joseph Hospital, Flint, Michigan
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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...


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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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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Hamilton Avenue, showing Buick and Weston-Mott Offices
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    Hotel Dresden
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Walker School
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Noon Hour at Buick and Weston-Mott Factories
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    "The Buick," Hamilton Ave.
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Lakeside and City Park
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Hurley Hospital, 1915
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Y.M.C.A.
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  • 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...


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    Flint Central High School
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    Court House and Jail
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Masonic Temple
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Brown Hall, Michigan School for the Deaf
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Y.W.C.A.
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    South Saginaw Street from Hotel Durant, 1923
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  • 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...


  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Aerial View of AC Spark Plug Plant on Dort Highway, 1941
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Office Building, Buick Motor Co., 1945
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  • Flint, Michigan, USA
    Flint Tavern Hotel
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  • 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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Union Industrial Bldg., Flint, Mich.

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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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Y.W.C.A.

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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

History, News and Stories of Flint, Michigan, USA

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  • 1854 - Flint
    Flint, a post-township in the central part of Genesee county, Michigan. Pop., 3304.

    Flint, a thriving post-village in the above township, and... Read MORE...

  • 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
  • 1895 - Flint
    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... Read MORE...

  • Flint, Michigan - Past, Present...Future???


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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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