Thursday, February 12, 2009

William Crapo Durant

Billy turning the first shovel full of earth August 30,1922 at the site on south Saginaw st. in Flint. This would later be Fisher #1. After losing control of his General Motors company for the second time, this would be his next to last venture at automobile production. He lost all his money in the stock market crash of 1929. He did try starting another car company but it never got past the prototype stage. His last venture was running a bowling establishment on Flint's north side.   1936 bankruptcy.

Durant posing with his new car being built at Durant Motors in Flint Michigan called "The FLINT Six".

The Crapo family showing Billy's mother Rebecca second from right back row.

Billy at work.

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