Like Detroit, Flint was a thriving city known as a model for business success back in the 1950s. But in less than a decade's time, they too dropped what was leading them forward. Maybe business leaders in Flint, like in Detroit today, hardly even know how good it once was, or even worse, are clueless today how to possibly emulate it, again.

Some of the ingredients are inside this Boston Daily Record report, "When you manufacturer and sell 50,000,000 consumer items, you have to be good. And when you are able to do this in the highly competitive automobile industry, you have to be better than good."

More poignant recollections, like one above, from various members of the national media are listed further down: