Look back at Michigan Drive-Ins

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 26, 2013 at 7:52 am


A local historian posted a beautiful piece in the Morning Sun about former area drive-ins. Nearly forgotten classics like the Fort George, Holiday and Jolly Roger are mentioned. He also digs deep into what the culture and experience was like in their heyday.

(Thanks to Michigandriveins.com for providing the photo.)

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eslone on November 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

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