Watching the Big Show

Watching the Big Show (HM29P4)

Location: Roseville, MI 48066 Macomb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 30.963', W 82° 55.617'

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at the Gratiot Drive-In Theater

The outdoor theater was a delightful landmark in Roseville
and in the memories of people who enjoyed the Gratiot Drive-In for 36 years. It first opened in 1948 and offered entertainment until it closed in September 1984. People fondly remember the pink neon glow of its huge sign and the playground with pony rides and a merry-go-round for children. Everyone looked forward to Fourth of July fireworks blasting overhead. Known for its high waterfall, the Gratiot Drive-In was once stricken by pranksters who poured detergent into the water and filled the scene with soapsuds.

You Auto Know
A three-foot tall model of the Gratiot Drive-In is displayed in the lobby of the Roseville City Hall.
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HM NumberHM29P4
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 341707 N 4708874
Decimal Degrees42.51605000, -82.92695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 30.963', W 82° 55.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 30' 57.78" N, 82° 55' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)586, 810, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18838 VFW Memorial Drive, Roseville MI 48066, US
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