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

Prelude To The

"Battle of the Overpass"

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
1. Prelude To The "Battle of the Overpass" Marker
Inscription.  Left to right from center of picture are UAW-CIO officials: Robert Kanter, Walter Reuther, Richard T. Prankensteen, and J.J. Kennedy.

On May 26, 1937, Walter Reuther and three fellow union organizers attempted to enter The Rouge via the Miller Road pedestrian bridge but were assaulted by Ford security. The "Battle of the Overpass” became one of the most famous events in the history of the American Labor Movement and led to Ford/UAW Labor Agreement in May 1941.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor UnionsRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 42° 18.467′ N, 83° 9.383′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Miller Road 0.2 miles south of Eagle Pass, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry and Edsel Ford (a few steps from this marker); Henry Ford II (a few steps from this marker); Fort Street Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Amphibian Jeeps

Prelude To The "Battle of the Overpass" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
2. Prelude To The "Battle of the Overpass" Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Women Workers (a few steps from this marker); Ford Rouge Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Negotiating Team (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller Road Overpass (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Prelude To The "Battle of the Overpass" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
3. Prelude To The "Battle of the Overpass" Marker
Prelude To The Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
4. Prelude To The Marker
Prelude To The "Battle of the Overpass" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
5. Prelude To The "Battle of the Overpass" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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