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Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 108-109
Smith, Kay, 1925-

Bloomfield Township Public Library

Bloomfield Township (Mich.) -- History

Automobiles -- Social aspects -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Township

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part of 'Bloomfield Blossoms' by Kay Smith

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THE AUTOMOBILE CHANGES LIFE HERE The history of the automobile and the history of Bloomfield are as interwoven as the auto and Detroit, although for different reasons. As the automobile made Detroit the industrial city it is, the people who build it make Bloomfield the residential community it is. The first exclusive auto clubs were here, the new residents always drove the finest models of the companies they represented, and a parade of new cars is always the way of life. In the Sixties and Seventies, the young moving population of our area drove their cars as symbols of their achievements. The head of the household had his top of the line model, Mother drove a station wagon, and it was quite customary for a young man to be given the latest sports car brought out by his father's company for his 16th birthday. Even the houses built here by executives of the motor companies were used in their advertising campaigns as backgrounds. Where did it all start?

Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 108-109 part 1 Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 108-109 part 2

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