Flint, MI

Flint, Michigan, was the birthplace of General Motors – 100 years ago – and the city where Buick and Chevrolet grew up, so it is fitting that this 1909 postcard of the “new” post office includes a motor vehicle parked out front. Flint was also the home of General Motors Institute, a famed engineering college that is today Kettering University, named for Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the self-starter that replaced the hand crank and helped popularize the automobile.

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