Friday, October 30, 2015

1924 General Motors Proving Ground

Had the pleasure of watching a promotional video for the General Motors Proving Ground -- how and when it was designed and built.  Started me thinking there may be quite a few here in Fowlerville interested in one of Michigan's largest employers.  

In 1924, farmland and bluffs were purchased northeast of Brighton and construction began on the proving grounds.  Following is an article published in The Fowlerville Review, February 24, 1924:


Three years later, the following advertisement ran in the paper for quite a few weeks for the tested and proven (at the proving grounds) Chevrolet, sold by Gannon and Finlan:


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