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Flint, Michigan

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Flint, Michigan

Flint, Michigan

Flint, the third largest city in Michigan, is the Genesee County seat. Flintís recorded history dates back to 1819 when Jacob Smith and his Chippewa Indian wife opened up a trading post here, calling it Grand Traverse. In 1825, Jacob Stevens from New York state became the areaís first settler. After undergoing a few more name changes, like "Toddís Crossing" and "Sidney", it was called "Flint River" after the Indian name: "Pawanunking," referring to the rocky river bed. Shortened to "Flint" in 1836, it was incorporated as a city in 1855.

Much of Flintís growth can be credited to the development of the auto industry: The first car designed by Louis Chevrolet was produced here, with the help of Will Durant who formed General Motors. Also, Flintís downtown area has developed into one of Michiganís finest showcases, hosting a diverse business culture and highlighting a fantastic river walk complete with fountains, maze-like diversions and points of interest. Most importantly, the people of Flint continue to reflect the tradition of hard work and the ability to tough it out through change and hard times. Experience Flint and experience a large portion of what America is all about.

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