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Woodward Dream Cruise 2010 - Friday, August 20, 2010
On Friday, we spent the day at the Back to the Bricks event in Flint, MI. Lyann Somers and Karen Gatlin planned a fun filled day. Weather was great as it had been all week. We started the day in Flint with a bus tour of historic places in Flint. The tour guide showed us homes of the automotive barons who brought the city to life. General Motors was the life of Flint. We then stopped at the historic Glenwood Cemetery. Many of those auto barons and their families are buried there. A local theater group performed readings and songs, bring the cemetery a living history. Tour guides took us around the cemetery and gave the group an amazing peek into the histories of the automotive families in Flint. From there, we cruised back to our parking area, picked up the cats and cruised to lunch at Tony Z's Coney Island. Back to the parking area and everyone was on their own to enjoy all that the Back To the Bricks event had to offer. Some of us stayed at the parking area and enjoyed talking with spectators about the Prowlers. Later, we had a "tailgate" dinner at the parking area and continued the Back to the Bricks event.

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  The Whaley House 
  The theater group that greeted us upon our arrival at the Glenwood Cemetery. 
  The group arrives at Glenwood Cemetery in Flint, MI for the historic tour. 
  A young lady that was part of the theater group.  
  One of many historic grave markers.  
  Mausoleum of Mr. Charles S. Mott. After Mott left the Navy he decided to work as an engineer. Much as the Wright Brothers turned their bicycle shop into an aeronautic laboratory, Mott turned a bicycle wheel making company into the manufacturer of a product for a new invention. The Weston-Mott Company of Utica, New York began making complete automobile wheel and axle assemblies for the newly emerging automobile industry. Flint's Buick Automobile Company convinced Mr. Mott to move his operation from New York to Michigan in 1906. When General Motors was formed in 1913 the Weston-Mott Company was absorbed and Mott served as a member of GM's Board of Directors for sixty years, from 1913 to 1973. His business, Weston-Mott, was an important component of General Motors and gave Mr. Mott a place in the industrial revolution that changed America forever.  
  Interesting ironwork fencing was around many of the family plots. I found it interesting that many of the fencing around these plots were in large circles, versus the square or rectangular you usually see. 
  A young man from the theater group who did readings and singing. 
  Two young ladies from the theater group. The groups' presentations made for a very interesting living history of the people from the automotive industry who are buried in this cemetery. 
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