A fun history site about Flint and Michigan!

Many of my collected pieces such as the ones below have been updated and compiled into a book titled "Remembering Flint, Michigan" published by the History Press which can be ordered from the publisher as well as from Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and Borders.com and is available in the local interest section of book stores throughout Michigan..

Gary Flinn visiting Jacob Smith wearing a coat he could have worn.

Visiting Jacob Smith at Glenwood Cemetery wearing a coat he could have worn made with a Hudson's Bay point blanket.  The hooded coat is called a capote.

Previous Columns:

How a Flint Holiday Inn Became a Part of one of Rock&Roll's Greatest Legends--January 5, 2004

Goodbye, Torch and Oval!--January 20, 2004

Hamady Sacks and Yankee Hats--February 20, 2004

Traveling Michigan and Gassing Up Before Self-Serve--March 20, 2004

Drive-In Movies in the Winter Wonderland--April 18, 2004

A Tasty Part of Flint History--May 21, 2004

Drive-Ins Get the Wide Screen Mama Blues--July 15, 2004

A Tribute to Disappearing Clark Gas Stations--September 12, 2004

A Downtown Flint Jewel Gets a Little Polishing--October 12, 2004

In Memory of Terry Knight--November 16, 2004

Driving Underneath the Arches--December 21, 2004

A Very Useful Landmark--February 10, 2005

It Seemed Like a Good Idea in the Late 1970s--March 7, 2005

My Favourite Way to Leave Michigan--April 3, 2005

The First International Tunnel (and its replacement)--May 2, 2005

A Century of Whistle Stops in Durand--May 31, 2005

Death of a Theater Chain--July 5, 2005

The AMC/Loews Cineplex Merger--August 1, 2005

From Drive-ins to the King of All Media--September 1, 2005

Returning to the Capitol Theatre--November 7, 2005

Come and Get These Memories--December 5, 2005

The Center of Michigan's Movie Business is--Grand Rapids?--January 5, 2006

Star Theatres Are Now AMC Theatres!--February 10, 2006

Mortal Screen Towers--April 24, 2006

Bringing Big Town Movies to Small Town Michigan--July 12, 2006

Labor Day and the "Other" Bridge Walk in Frankenmuth--September 11, 2006

Weird Michigan--November 12, 2006

Flint's Most Famous Pack Rat Owns the Dort Mall--January 19, 2007

A Tribute to the Lebowsky Center--March 18, 2007

When Hollywood Came to Flint--May 18, 2007

A Tale of Two Failed Tourist Attractions--July 19, 2007

The Decline of National Amusements in Michigan--September 19, 2007

The 40th Anniversary of Keith Moon's Infamous Birthday Party--December 23, 2007

Flint's Connection with The Gong Show--March 28, 2010

The vintage columns will be enhanced with my photos when I get around to it.

My other web site is the Electric Shaver Page at http://iavbbs.com/gflinn/