the heartbreaking ruins of DETROIT

I unfortunately never got to see Detroit in its glory days…so I would love to get to see it in a few years and see what’s progressing.  The people were truly amazing!  I love that Michigan spirit (and protectiveness). We were given a lot of phone numbers in case we got ourselves into some trouble.  We didn’t.

The Packard Plant and the neighborhoods we witnessed were heartbreaking…there is no other way to describe it.  I do have a serious fascination with ruins and the stories that surround them, but there is also great sorrow in witnessing this sort of devastation…even when I have no connection to Detroit except my American(ness).  I will be posting more.  I shot a lot of images.  I would love to hear your Detroit stories—e-mail me at lllillibridge@gmail.com.

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Pioneer Works Co.

pioneer water, Lillibridge, Dakota 1966

I saw this on my walk back from the Post Office. I was drawn to the color of the paint on the asphalt. The business that makes these drain caps is “Pioneer Works Company”. It reminds me of my South Dakota clan and the pioneering they did 108 years ago. We can easily forget about businesses like this unless they are part of our personal industry. Try to notice the company that makes something you see/use every day. America still makes a lot of remarkably useful things.

http://www.pioneerworksco.com/#! Here’s the link.