Video of Vintage Ludington: A Detroit Historical Society Discovery

Long before Snapchat and Instagram stories, there was 8 mm film.

This comes from the Ludingtonville Facebook page—some pretty awesome retro footage from the Detroit historical archives of a young couple visiting Ludington back in 1953.

It features the public beach, along with views of downtown, the state park, the Pere Marquette Memorial, and even a sunset from 65 years ago!

The couple’s names were Chester and Frances Selden, both from Detroit. They were in their 30’s at the time this was shot.

Chester was a World War II veteran.

What an awesome discovery!

The video runs about 10 minute’s total.

You can watch the entire thing on Ludington’s Facebook page here.

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