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Shanty Town near General Motors Plant
Kettering University Library, Scharchburg Arc
Buick Motor Co.
B&W photo of the shanty town that was built up around the Buick Motor Co. when the new jobs brought so many people to town that there were not enough housing for them. Tar paper shacks and tents became homes in Oak Park along the river.
The Making of Modern Michigan
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