Mighty T-Bird on skids

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. The Thunderbird, a Lake Leelanau Institution for many years, has finally had to face facts. It seems that many people have fond memories of the quirky store, famous for rubber tomahawks and aggressively fearful tractarian “literature”. I visited the store for the first and last time a couple of summers ago, and was awestruck, but not in a good way. Here’s what I wrote at the time. Look closely at the pics below and you will see how things have turned out.

The Thunderbird, 6.7.07Look closerIs this the end of Rico?!


2 thoughts on “Mighty T-Bird on skids

  1. It’s the end of an era. Actually, I think it outlived its day. I remember such roadside and attractions and souvenir shops — often faux Indian themed, like the T-Bird — dotting the highways all over ‘up north’ when my parents used to take us touring around upper Michigan, on vacation, back in the 50s. Does anyone know when the T-Bird started?

  2. Hello everybody, my name is Damion, and I’m glad to join your conmunity,
    and wish to assit as far as possible.

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