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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ford's Fairways

at the Dearborn Country Club

 
 
Ford's Fairways Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
1. Ford's Fairways Marker
Inscription.
It was a gift for his hometown.
Henry Ford developed an 18-hole golf course at Outer Drive and Military Street that opened in 1925. With the course designed by Donald Ross and the clubhouse designed by architect Albert Kahn, Ford wanted to put Dearborn on par with affluent enclaves like "The Pointes" and "The Hills." But he wanted the golf course open to everyone.

The clubhouse was used for Ford family parties and dinners until it was purchased by the members in 1952 to become a private club.

You Auto Know
Henry and Clara Ford forbade the sale or consumption of alcohol or tobacco on the premises of "The Club."
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.066′ N, 83° 15.347′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of North Military Street and Sheridan Street, on the right when traveling south on North Military Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 North Military Street, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Upper left image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
2. Upper left image
The clubhouse under construction in 1924. Ford Motor Company employees supervised the construction and landscaping of the clubhouse and grounds of "The Club." Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
distance of this marker. Rouge River Water Quality Improvements (approx. 0.7 miles away); Business Pioneers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles A. Kandt House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Ford's Brother, William Ford, had this house built... (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bryant Branch Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rhythm of Radio (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
 
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Ford's Fairways Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
3. Ford's Fairways Marker
The clubhouse after completion in 1926. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
Lower left image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
4. Lower left image
Henry Ford's 1929 Christmas party at Dearborn Country Club. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
Lower middle image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
5. Lower middle image
1926 Aerial View of Dearborn Country Club. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
Lower right image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
6. Lower right image
1990 Mazda Senior Tournament Players champion Jack Nicklaus, playing in tournament of Dearborn Country Club. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
Ford's Fairways Marker & Dearborn Country Club image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
7. Ford's Fairways Marker & Dearborn Country Club
Dearborn Country Club clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 23, 2016
8. Dearborn Country Club clubhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on September 23, 2016.
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