May 24-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: May: May 24-15
1958 Bridge Parade    ...scroll down to share comments
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 01:45 pm:

In May of 1954 construction began on the Mackinac Bridge, and in November of '57 it opened for business. But the big celebration came the next spring, with parades and speeches and lots of visitors from around the country. See more of the memories at, along with pictures of the 50th anniversary parade and celebration. Hear about the initial plans for the bridge in today's Pasty Central Day in History. The 58th annual Bridgewalk is planned for September 7th, at the end of the tourism season that is just now beginning.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, and have a good week :o)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 02:31 pm:

Thanks Charlie!

Have a safe Memorial Day and remember the reason for the holiday everyone!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 02:34 pm:

I would have loved to see that parade. That is a pretty impressive lineup of Oldsmobiles. I think the most entertaining marching band is the Henry David Thoreau Marching Band.....they all march to the beat of a different drummer.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 02:55 pm:

very interesting

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 03:51 pm:

1958 was a good year for cars!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:03 pm:

Would have been nice to see that.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 09:03 pm:

Janie T. Most people like the '57 Chevy but my personal fave is the '58 Chevy.

By Just me (Jaby) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 09:43 pm:

great pics! Very interesting!

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 09:57 pm:

Duane; a friend of mine had a '58 Chevy Impala, black with all the chrome trim and red interior, what a beautiful car.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 06:50 am:

That was certainly a great day for Michigan.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 25, 2015 - 09:49 am:

Back in the 60's my oldest sister had a 58 Impala black w/red interior and all four Beatles bobble head dolls on the dash!

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