Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Henry Ford 1863-1947
Henry Ford transformed America by creating “a motor car for the great multitude.” Always interested in tinkering with machinery than in working on his parents’ Dearborn farm. Ford gravitated toward the young auto industry in the 1890’s.
The Model T, introduced in 1908, was reasonably priced, simple to operate and easy to maintain. Tremendous demand for the car led Ford to make production changes resulting in the moving assembly line. The $5-a-day wage he offered in 1914 was equally unprecedented.
Ford created the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village to preserve our American experience and heritage.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 42° 43.774′ N, 84° 33.131′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Edison 1847-1931 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); E. Genevieve Gillette 1898-1986 (about 500 feet away); Ernie Harwell (about 800 feet away); Rosa Parks 1913-2005 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ransom Eli Olds Breakthrough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeff Daniels b. 1955 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theater District / The Strand (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherry Street School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . . Henry Ford from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
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