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Calling on Michigan (1949)

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This Traveltalk on Michigan begins with a look at the state's major educational institutions, which started as agricultural schools. We then visit the fish hatcheries at Grayling, which are... See full summary »

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This Traveltalk on Michigan begins with a look at the state's major educational institutions, which started as agricultural schools. We then visit the fish hatcheries at Grayling, which are used to keep the state's numerous lakes and rivers well stocked. After a short look at Detroit, the car capital of the world, we spend several minutes at Greenfield Village, founded in 1929 by automobile magnate Henry Ford. Included in the tour are churches, a clock tower, and the the homes of several famous persons in American history. Although some of the structures are reproductions, many of them are the actual buildings they lived in. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Documentary | Short

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5 March 1949 (USA)  »

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Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
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Music by R. Melish
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TravelTalks
20 September 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Calling on Michigan (1949)

*** (out of 4)

Later-day entry in MGM's TravelTalks series is one of the best. Here we visit Michigan and start off learning that they had the first college in the country, which was for agricultural. We then head off to Grayling where we see a large fish hatchery where thousands of fish are raised and then released so that the streams will be full for the fishers. We then head over to Detroit where we learn about the automobile business and how three-fifths of all cars are built there. This short is without question one of the best I've seen from the series and I'm really not sure why I enjoyed the hatchery sequence so much. Perhaps it was the cute scene where we see how the fish are fed and the little girl that gets freaked out by it. As you'd expect, the Technicolor certainly steals the show as the water looks incredibly good and seeing the buildings of Detroit was another major plus. Oh how different the city looks today.


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