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Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Carriage Town

crossroads of American industry

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
1. Carriage Town Marker
Inscription.  The history of Carriage Town spans the centuries from its simple beginnings as a river crossing for American Indians, to fur trading, lumbering, and eventually an industrial manufacturing center for carriages and automobiles. Here history also spans the incredible careers of a group of men with unusual abilities and visions. The town know nationally as the "Vehicle City" long before automobiles became the cradle of American automotive pioneers. Automotive legends such as William C. Durant [General Motors], J. Dallas Dort, Walter P. Chrysler [Chrysler Corporation], Charles W. Nash [American Motors], Albert Champion [AC Spark Plug], Louis and Arthur Chevrolet and David Buick were people with visions, people who put the nation on wheels and made Carriage Town the crossroads of American industry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 43° 1.059′ N, 83° 41.688′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Water Street and Lyon Street, on
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
2. Carriage Town Marker
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the right when traveling east on West Water Street. Located on the University Ave Corridor Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 W Water St, Flint MI 48503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Dallas Dort (a few steps from this marker); W. C. Billy Durant (a few steps from this marker); Bold Moves (a few steps from this marker); Flint Road Cart Factory / Durant-Dort Carriage Factory No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Durant And Dort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nash And Chrysler (about 300 feet away); Orphans of the Automobile Industry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
3. Carriage Town Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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