1955 Pontiac Star Chief

Manufactured between 1954 and 1966 the Starchief was easily identified by it’s chrome star trim along its sides, a feature on all Star Chiefs. The Star Chief was the top trim package on the Pontiac Chieftain which served as the foundation for the popular Bonneville. Between 1954 and 1957, the Star Chief was Pontiac’s prestige model and was based on the Pontiac Chieftain. When the storyline of I Love Lucy pointed towards a Hollywood setting in the 1954-1955 season, the

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The Green Book

Decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery, African-Americans continued to suffer unequal treatment, especially in the South. Jim Crow Laws discriminated against blacks in nearly every aspect of public life, including travel. Although the roads and highways were free for all to use, doing so was not easy for people of color. The Green Book, written by Victor Green, provided guidance for African American travelers to find safe locations to sleep, eat, shop and purchase gas.

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Gilmore Car Museum

The Gilmore museum is located in Hickory Corners Michigan which is part of Barry county at the intersection of M-43 and West Hickory Road. The museum includes the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. The Kellogg Biological Station, which is an off-campus education complex of Michigan State University! The Gilmore Car Museum is also North America’s largest auto museum with nearly 400 vehicles on display and over 189,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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